This took much longer than I had hoped but as the saying goes, “Life gets in the way” sometimes. In this case ‘life’ being family, friends and work. Also, I use these ‘shorts’ to experiment and try new techniques. Still, I would have liked to have this one out sooner, especially when the subject is the solar eclipse.

Filming The Solar Eclipse

This project was a little more difficult than most. Not only was I trying to film, but I was also taking reading for and submitting my results to NASA. This included the temperature at one minute intervals and taking photos of the sky at 15 minute intervals.

I also was trying to run a live feed for The Daily Astorian. Everything worked, but not necessarily well. In hindsight that was a lot of balls in the air to try and juggle. I think the takeaway was less balls or bigger crew. Theresa was there to help, and that’s the only reason I had any success at all, but we could have used, say four more hands.

But then again, that’s why I do these shorts. Trying to make the mistakes on ‘no pressure’ projects to hone my skills for the ‘pressure’ projects.

Steve Weileman

I've been lucky enough to have some of my work featured on CNN, Outside TV and, National Geographic. Join me as I continue to both learn the art of film-making and document the exciting new modern world of citizen-science. His work has been featured on CNN, National Geographic, and OutsideTV, as well as numerous local outlets.

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    1. Not sure I did a good job showing just how nervous we were and how touch and go it actually got. But thanks for the compliment none the less. Hope to get better.

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