On Set- Emily Cain Campaign Video

Two days working on a few campaign videos for Emily Cain up in the Bangor area.  The spots were produced/directed by Gum Spirits Productions, a group of really talented, passionate filmmakers.  They also happen to be really great people to boot, which is always a huge plus.   

Emily Cain campaign video set-up

Emily Cain campaign video set-up

A lot of driving time as the her district is up in Bangor, but I always appreciate the chance to explore more of Maine.  

My Epic was the b-cam and it worked great (despite breaking my shotgun mic cold shoe earlier in the week, hence the camera tape mount in the picture above).  Shot mostly 4k at 10:1 compression, using both my Canon 50mm 1.2 and Tokina 11-16 2.8.  Used the 50mm for the interviews to punch in for a nice medium/close-up, and the 11-16 for some wide-angle b-roll clips.  Cropped in at 4k, the 50 is closer to 62mm and the 11-16 becomes a 14-20, which is also nice because it loses any vignetting or distortion you might get on 5k at 11mm wide open.  Really impressed with the quality of the Tokina, and am understanding why so many red users love this lens.  

On Set- with an Acrobat

Another shoot with my Red Epic last week with the guys at p3. It was a fun shoot with an acrobat from Cirque  du soleil who was awesome. 

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We had the epic on a jib arm on a dolly/tracks for a lot of the shoot. For glass we used some older Zeiss CP1s (34mm, 50mm and 85mm) and a Nikon 28mm, all closed down a bit to f4.5, ISO 800 and an exact 3200k since all the lighting was with the stage lights at Portland Stage. 

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The Redmote ended up coming in handy quite a bit while we were doing some dolly shots, as the job was a bit wobbly and it was easier to hit record without adding any shake to the moves. 

On Set- with an Acrobat

Another shoot with my Red Epic last week with the guys at p3. It was a fun shoot with an acrobat from Cirque  du soleil who was awesome. 

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We had the epic on a jib arm on a dolly/tracks for a lot of the shoot. For glass we used some older Zeiss CP1s (34mm, 50mm and 85mm) and a Nikon 28mm, all closed down a bit to f4.5, ISO 800 and an exact 3200k since all the lighting was with the stage lights at Portland Stage. 

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The Redmote ended up coming in handy quite a bit while we were doing some dolly shots, as the job was a bit wobbly and it was easier to hit record without adding any shake to the moves. 

Dr. Mulkey Interview

Still from interview I just shot/produced with Dr. Stephen Mulkey, President of Unity College, the first college in the US to completely divest it's endowment from fossil fuels.  He made for a great interviewee, very knowledgable and engaging.  The interview is part of a larger documentary being produced by PF Pictures for 350.org.  Audio help on this shoot from Stuart Townsend.

Dr. Stephen Mulkey, President of Unity College in Maine.

Dr. Stephen Mulkey, President of Unity College in Maine.

350.org and Bill McKibben

Had the wonderful opportunity to Field Produce a shoot with the inspiring folks at 350.org and Bill McKibben.  McKibben is the Rachel Carson of climate change, and the group he helped spawn at Middlebury College, 350.org, is doing the largest global organizing for climate change activism.  Wonderful people doing incredible work, and they are all only a few years out of college.  

Bill McKibben's office, before his last US 350.org tour event.

350 and Bill have been traveling the US giving his speech/program (similar to that of Al Gore's Inconvenient Truth tour), and last Sunday was the last stop in the US, back in his home town of Middlebury, VT.  

I got to Field Produce this shoot for PF Pictures, and we had a lot of the OG crew with us: Rob Featherstone as DP, Tom Moore as 2nd Camera, Nick Poholchuk on sound, Mike McSweeney as 3rd Camera, Ian DeSalvo on 4th Camera, and me on 5th Camera.  We got a lot of great coverage of the program, as well as some interviews before and after with the 350 team, Bill McKibben, and students attending the show.  

This is a part of a 40 min doc PF is doing on 350.org and the tour.  I am really excited to have been a part of this project, and to help serve the cause of changing the way we think of energy/resource use, and our relation to the planet as a whole.  These people are doing truly inspiring work, as sobering as Bill's message is at times.  But that's the point.

TRESemme Shoot Jan 2013

Another haircare shoot with PF Pictures, the follow up to last year's TRESemme shoot.  Production Coordinated this one under the helpful eye of Tara Dolack, Prod. Manager extraordinaire.  4 models+5 videos=16 hours on set.  But, it was a beautiful set by Gonzalo Cordoba, at Cine Magic Stages in Soho.  Lunch at Cafe Habana made up for the long hours.  Best cuban sandwich in town.

TRESemme Jan 2013