Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Prudential Sunrise - TV spot

In May, I was enlisted to shoot a couple shots for a commercial that felt pretty special.  The concept was to have several skeleton crews, each with their own DP, align across the country and capture the same sunrise, on the same morning, as it moves from the East coast to the West.  Because of my Iowa cred, I was assigned to Davenport, IA, which was a real treat.  Davenport is where my mother lives and it is across the Mississippi River from my home town of Moline, IL.  The longer I am away from the midwest, the more beautiful the place becomes to my eyes.  The midwest offers a truly unique and picturesque landscape.  On location, each camera fed  an HD video signal via HDMI into a device called a Taradek.  The Taradek beamed the video signal to a local wireless hot-spot that was set up by our Taradek tech,  The Director in New York City was able to watch each camera's feed from across the country in real time over the internet; Directing each crew as the sun rose in each respective time zone.

The spot is airing now and seems to be viewable on youtube.  Click the link below and check it out.  Try and spot the Iowa farmer driving the truck.

Watch the video at youtube:

Monday, July 18, 2011

2011 Prime Time Emmy Nominations

Last year I had the pleasure of contributing as Additional Cameraman to two films that were nominated for 2011 Prime Time Emmy Awards.  Jaws - The Inside Story, and John Belushi: Dancing on the Edge.  Both programs were produced for the Biography Channel.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Bruce Lee Lives - Fuel TV

Over the past few months I have had the great pleasure of shooting a documentary mini-series paying tribute to Bruce Lee.  It has been a rad show to work on.  We interviewed some really amazing athletes, performers, and artis's.  Premier is tomorrow, July 13th at 10pm eastern time.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

your face

a friend of mine put together this amazing shoot in LA earlier this month.  We shot the 5D and just goes to show what can be done with those cameras with the right touch,

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Border Hounds

Monday will be the premier of Border Hounds,  a film I shot for National Geographic Wild as part of their Blue Collar Dogs series.  Last August I spent most of the month chasing around some truly incredible K9's in El Paso and the surrounding area.  

Border Hounds
Feb 21st

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

City Dark World Premier at SXSW

My good friend and film-making pal Ian Cheney has finished his Brainchild: The City Dark.  It's a magnificent documentary film about the night sky.  I am very proud to be credited as DP.  Ian and I went on some amazing visual adventures together shooting this one.  I must admit however, that some of the most stunning imagery in the film is the time lapse photography of the night sky, done by Ian himself.  The City Dark will have its world premier at SXSW next month. Check out one of the screenings if your at the fest this year.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wild West shoot

I had the pleasure of shooting some epic scenery in the southwest last week for  a PBS American Experience.  Got some killer time-lapse and managed to snap some medium format slides with the Yashica.