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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Rock Bottom

Many of you have seen the film, but here it is in case you haven't... For some reason, it's cutting off the right side of the video pane, so please click on the video itself to open it in a new window :)

Monday, June 21, 2010

The 48 Hour Film Project

I just wrapped on our third production for the 48 Hour Film Project's stop here in Salt Lake City. I feel we created our best short film yet. And with our new hardware, we were able to create a true cinema feel with amazing color grading and a nice shallow Depth of Field.

The 48 Hour Film Project is an international competition which takes place in many cities throughout the world, Salt Lake being one of them. It's primary competitors range from beginning amateurs all the way to SAG talent and professional indie film makers. It's basically a run and gun fly by the seat of your pants deal where you have only 48 hours to write, film, edit, and produce a completed original 4-7 minute short film. And when I state original, that includes all music and dialog too. To make the competition official and prevent any pre-production, you have no idea what your film's subject matter is going to be until the Friday night kickoff where each team draws a genre out of a hat. From there, you are given a prop, line of dialog, character name and their career which must be implemented into the film.

This year, our team had the following:
-Genre: Film Noir
-Prop: Egg
-Line of Dialog: "that's what I'm here for."
-Character: Ed or Edna Keegan who is a reporter

We made a great film and it will premiere on the Big Screen tomorrow night. We are excited and anticipate winning something this year. We had an excellent crew. I love making indie films as much as I love photography! The film will be loaded to YouTube and Vimeo later this week following the premiere.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Street Bridals

Theses were taken earlier this spring during a cold sunny day in March. I love when a bride has an open mind for some non-traditional concepts when we get to ditch the normal "bride in front of the flowers" or staircase shots.
Karina was one of those brides who placed her complete faith in my hands and said "do whatever you think will look good..."
I decided to shoot a urban concept where we explored some of the older industrial areas of Salt Lake City. Despite the cold March weather, we captured some great frames. Most of these images were accomplished by using only a single off camera flash coupled to an umbrella in one way or another.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Going Green

Since we are all out of college and no longer have access to the professional fancy video and studio equipment we once did, we have slowly had to save (or should I say spend) our own bucks to purchase our own. We started with a nice camcorder and lighting. To test it out, we made a spoof public service announcement on going Green and saving water. Enjoy.

See it HERE on Vimeo HD

Friday, June 4, 2010

Behind the Scenes Strobist Tutorial: Pinups n Hotrods

I finally completed another behind the scenes tutorials in off camera lighting. This one was from a shoot last summer where a retro pinup concept was developed. The entire shoot was built around the dress, including the model, car, and location. Please view in HD and full screen if you have a high speed connection. Some exciting projects and shoots coming up including a urban Geisha theme today...