Showing posts with label Virginia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Virginia. Show all posts

Mar 16, 2012

VIRGINIA, PURPLE MOUNTAIN MAJESTIES, GINGER BEER & TICKS


I'm in Virginia right now filming with Tim and Burke at Southern Virginia University.  It's been a great shoot thus far.  Tim and I ended up on the top of some hills and with a few ticks crawling around on our clothes.  This prompted a quick and very public strip on the side of the highway as Tim filled our minds with horror stories of ticks and lyme disease.  Had we not been in such a hurry to save ourselves I would have taken a picture or two of our stowaways.

Our deadline on this project is this wednesday so we are in quite a scramble mode.  We'll have three days to put final touches on it in the studio next week and then its out the door.

Last week we released the first of many in a new campaign with Rogue Fitness called R You Rogue.  Matt and Cherie Chan, a couple -- quite literally -- of elite CrossFit athletes were the first.  They are some rad people and there are more to come.  Check out the final R You Rogue portrait above.

We're still shooting with the AF100's and we absolutely love them.  Panasonic, if your listening, we have great ideas that would excite us more that anything.  It may raise the price point a bit but they would be well worth the money for us.  Some of them are listed below -- with help from Tim.

  • blowing out white needs help. either more user control on how its handled or fix it in general
  • bring the scene dial back
  • iso on a scroll wheel and not just a three stage button
  • 422 color spacing
  • beefier codec and use the P2 media
  • VR on the sensor -- like Pentax -- and don't rely on the lenses
  • there are more, just ask...
If your're not a techie camera person and made it through that, pat yourself on the back and go buy a pint of your favorite ice cream.


Jan 19, 2012

NO SLEEP FOR THE BUSY & I JUST GOT BACK FROM VENUS

So here's a short photo story of what I've been up to the past month and a half... in no particular order.
Filming with Dick Marriott (an avid skier)

Drove a really fast 2012 Subaru STI & this picture is all I have to remember it by.

Filming with Orson Scott Card.  Crazy love for this super down-to-earth, intelligent guy.

Filming and meetings at Ft. Carson (great book by Les Grau, a great guy)
Skiing in Jackson Hole

Late Night Alumni and Kaskade (amazing DJ, smart businessman, great guy) BUY ALL THEIR MUSIC!
Filming with Burke and Southern Virginia University (end of shoot, pulled extra wide on right camera)

Took a picture of Tayler's eyeball (Nate and Tay, thanks for the rad iPhone 4S camera attachment)

Got a girlfriend (I'm sure we're not the only ones surprised)
Breakfast at Grand America
Christmas with the family
Other things that didn't make it in the photo story; returned from Puerto Rico and Uruguay shoot.  Finished two Toronto mormon.org portraits, submitted the first spanish one, getting really close to moving Sansom Media into a larger office (fingers crossed)... This list is too long.

The year has started really good, we are super blessed and we're excited for what's to come.  We're in Virginia right now shooting on the AF100 kits (Nikon and Pentax glass) with the SmallHD DP6 monitors.  Love them both! I've brought Tim with me for this shoot and we're finish filming with Burke and SVU early next week and then it's back to editing and storyboarding for a new commercial campaign for another client.

As Tim says, "Be good."