NYC DJ Rooftop Party: Loudspeakers - July 2017

Another short branded content piece shot on a beautiful rooftop on a nice summer evening in New York City. This was very similar to our last project for this client. Lot's of dancing, DJ's and music. I shot everything on an easy rig for mobility as the rooftop location was fairly small. Everyone signed releases so filming the whole event was a lot easier than our previous projects. 

Thanks to Aaron at CPT rentals for great weekend service and my fantastic AC, Oliver Gallini (@treeolives)

Shot on: Alexa Mini with Kowa Anamorphics and low Cons

Philly Pretzel Pitch Video: Tabletop Shoot - May 2017

This was a fantastic table top style shoot for a new business proposal. I shot most of the coverage handheld but dipped into some tripod work for a few shots. We filmed the whole pretzel making process from start to finish. 

Lighting for this shoot was minimal but the Quasar Science Flouro tubes worked perfectly. They provided a nice soft light that was quick and easily adjusted. We killed all the overheads for this shoot and just walked our Quasar tubes around as needed. For many shots we had them inches away from the pretzels being made. 

Shot on: Red Scarlet W with Leica R Cine Modified lenses

Las Vegas DJ Video: Loudspeakers - April 2017

This was a branded content piece filmed in Las Vegas. 12+ Hours of handheld Easyrig work will really do a number on your body! For this shoot, we covered the life of a traveling DJ. It was all shot documentary style and was a lot of fun to be behind the camera for.  

We shot it all anamorphic using Kowa anamorphic lenses. Anamorphic is a breeze on the Red with it's various de-squeeze options in camera. 

Shot on: Red Epic Weapon with Kowa Anamorphic Primes

Outer Banks of North Carolina: 360 Video - March 2017

The Outer Banks of North Carolina approached us looking for a fun way to show off their popular tourist destination. 360 video was a great way to tell this story. We mounted the camera on Jeeps, Horses, Food trays, and porches. This was a learning experience for me in that it was my first real 360 video project. 

Shot on: Gopro Omni

Norfolk State University Commerical: Pickup Shoot - February - 2017

This was a one day shoot for the University of Norfolk Virginia. We were shooting pickup shots for a commercial that had been shot the previous year. (There had been some line changes) It was an interesting challenge to attempt to recreate similar lighting, framing, and imaging to the previous spot. The spot mostly consisted of many center framed interview style shots. 

For the fist setup we bounced a 2 large HMI sources into an 8x ultra bounce. The second setup with the woman was a bit more complicated due to the tiny location in the record room. We used two 4x Kinos with 250 diffusion to make the room feel larger and create a nice soft Rembrandt style light for our female subject. We backlit with a small HMI fixture in a Pancake Chimera. 

Shot on: Sony FS7 2 with Cooke S4s

Vermont Lottery Winter TV Commercial - December 2016

This was a fun small commercial shoot for the Vermont Lottery. We had a series of paintings hand-painted that, when combined, told a nice story. 

We shot this on location in an old wood mill. The location had a great vibe and I used the natural light as motivation. We pushed an M18 through the window to keep our shadows consistent all day long. I than accented with a Dedo kit. Most of our shots were on a Porta jib as we moved between each photo. 

Shot on: Red Epic Weapon with Cooke S4's 

Switchfoot Band Video - November 2016

This was a documentary style shoot on location at the House of Blues in Boston, a popular music venue. We worked with the band Switchfoot and interviewed their front of house engineer, Ryan Nichols. 

I shot it all natural light and used an easy rig for easy hand held coverage. It was a long day of shooting but things went smoothly and the edit turned out well. 

Shot on: Canon C300MK2 and Canon L Glass

Maine Lottery Holiday TV Spot - November 2016

This was an exciting job for the Maine Lottery. We were approached with an extremely limited budget and timeline. The locations, actors, and props were all improvised last minute and made for a fun set. 

Overhead fluorescent lighting provided some challenges but we chose to work with them and balance our LiteMatte LED's to the 4300K range. The vibe we were after was similar to that of the show The Office

Shot on: Canon C300MK 2 with Zeiss Super Speeds MK3's

Commerical Spot in Bangor, Maine - October 2016

A fun shoot in Bangor Maine. Biggest challenge on this shoot was a lack of prep due to a very short time table. I flew in the day before the shoot and hit the ground running! 

Shot on: Canon C300MK2 - with Leica Summicron C's

Documentary Shoot in Denver, CO - October 2016

A quick documentary style shoot for a drug and alcohol rehab program. Fun little shoot with some fun people and beautiful views.  

Shot on: Canon C100 - with Canon L glass

Commercial Shoot in Madison, Wisconsin - August 2016

Just wrapped on the second spot in a campaign for this client. This was a one day commercial shoot filmed in downtown Madison. The location was tricky and needed a good amount of work to get to the light high key look the client was after. 

A huge shout out to Scott Kunkel for the BTS Stills instagram.com/_scotify

Shot on: Canon C300MK2 - Oddesey 7Q with Zeiss CP2's

Interview Shoot in New York City - July 2016

This was a short interview based client testimonial project I shot last month in Manhattan. For this shoot equipment was delivered by Adorama Camera Rental to location directly across from the empire state building. 

The client wanted to maintain a fairly flat soft look across all the interviewees so I chose to key with a 6x6 half grid with three 1x1 Bi Color Astras through a 2x3 silk. This gave the talent a flattering eye light and very soft universally beautiful quality. I backlit with a Mole 200 LED Fresnel. Filled in with bounce cards. 

Shot on: Canon C100MK2 with Canon L Glass and Rokinon Cine DS

Duffy's Rehab Trust Video in Ashland, OR - March 2016

A few days after we got back from shooting the bulk of the Trust Video, I traveled out to Ashland OR to get some pickup shots for the doc. It was a very last minute trip but productive nonetheless. 

Shot on: Canon C100 and Canon DSLR's with Canon L Glass Primes and Rokinon Primes

Duffy's Rehab Trust Video in Calistoga, CA and SF - March 2016

March was a busy month! This was a fun documentary style production, the weather was very challenging but made for an interesting mood and gave the piece a new look and feel that we didn't expect. 

Shot on: Canon C100 and Canon DSLR's with Canon L Glass Primes and Rokinon Primes

One Login Commercial Shoot in Madison, Wisconsin - March 2016

This was a great opportunity to work with new friends and produce a commercial for a fantastic client based out of San Fransisco. The production took place at the Madison Public Library. 

Shot on: Canon C500 with AJA 4K recorder and Canon CNE Primes

Skyline Eco Adventures Conservation Video Maui - November 2016

This was an awesome project we had the opportunity to produce for Skyline Eco Adventures. Conservation for the land and sea is a passion of the company and core to their brand. We got to visit several different conservation groups on the island and learn what each are doing to help preserve the beautiful island of Maui. Filming each individual was an amazing experience. 

Working in tropical climates is very tricky. Proper rain protection, some good lens solution, and wipes are key.