“Pick Up The Pieces” By Sydney Cubit

This was a cold one!

Sydney Cubit is an amazing new talent emerging from central Kentucky. We got together to shoot a music video for her single, “Pick Up The Pieces”, the track and title of her debut album.

Buy the album or the single on iTunes

I shot this piece on the Panasonic GH2 with Driftwood’s Moon setting. This will be my go to patch for everything I do, at least until Nick blows my mind again with another incredible batch of modifications.

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Gh2, SLR Magic, Coleman Saunders

 The 12mm SLR magic is a brand new lens of mine. I had to step up quite a bit to get one of my old filters on there. (Didn’t prepare for that :/ ) I wanted to stay around f1.6 – f2.0 the entire shoot, so I had to use the filter to cut down on the glaring white overcast we had above us. I did get some light vignetting using the step-up-rings for the ND filter, but it’s minor considering the cinemascope 2:35:1 aspect ratio, which is native in the vimeo version below.

Maysville Hospital, GH2, Coleman Saunders


Sydney Cubit “Pick Up The Pieces” Music Video from AMERICUS on Vimeo.


 All photos taken by the wonderfully talented Sabrina Hounshell. Check her photography out at http://seriouslysabrinaphotography.com

Sabrina also headed up the creative department on this video. She has a uncanny ability to find the perfect props and wardrobe needed for the project. I suggest all my clients opt for her services if we shoot a video.

A big thanks to my Mom & Pop for letting us run around their farm and shoot around their hometown of Maysville and Augusta, Kentucky. Love y’all!