4K North Star Trails and Milky Way Photography in Pine Valley, Utah · Polaris Vinyl

Long exposure night photography from Pine Valley, Utah. These two sets of photographs capture star trails and our night sky. These sets helped me determine the correct exposure and optimal time for night photography at nearly 7,000 feet (2100 meters) above sea level.   The first set of photographs, Polaris Vinyl, faced the north star (Polaris) and was photographed for over one hour in Pine Valley, Utah, USA.   The second set of photographs, Milky Way Rising, faced east and […]

Sledding in Powder at Brian Head Resort

We climbed hills near the Navajo lodge at Brian Head Resort in Brian Head, Utah. Sledding is a workout! We had a lot of fun, but there are a number of crashes, wrecks, and fails. This movie was made using a GoPro Hero 4. It was edited with Adobe Premiere.  

The world in motion – Dream Bowl / Breakfast Blitz

8. The world in motion “Dream Bowl” Breakfast is an everyday struggle. After waking up, these two brothers battle it out for their first meal of the day. Who will be victorious? Starring Hudson and Hayden. A short film by Joseph Cowdell for a photography class at Dixie State University. This movie was made using a Canon 60D. It was edited with Adobe Premiere. No sweet potatoes were harmed during the making of this film. Requirements Your Assignment, should you […]

Minecraft Stop-Motion Movie Creator

My son received a Minecraft stop motion video kit for his birthday, and we had to try it out. This is his first time making a stop-motion Minecraft movie or any movie, actually. I helped him add some sound effects, but it was all shot with one of my older Canon digital SLR cameras. This was shot using Minecraft mini-figures and Minecraft Animation Studio by my son, Hudson, who is eight-years-old. Minecraft stop motion with Lego Steve mini-figure. Also, it […]

Last Donuts – Dixie State University Film

The theme and script for this movie were written by our photography class. Enjoy! The purpose of making this short film was to develop our video editing and shooting skills. Adobe Premiere was used to edit the video. This footage was shot by the Art 2060 (digital photography) class at Dixie State University on Nov. 19, 2015. Alex Chamberlain is the professor of this highly recommended class. The video was shot at the Jeffrey R. Holland Centennial Commons Building on […]