Sunday, July 22, 2012

an afternoon with Martin

A few frames from my afternoon filming an interview with Martin Scorsese, Saturday at the DGA theatre.  This was  a really funky camera rig, the production called for the camera to be oriented in a "vertical" position, wich is common in still photography but almost never done with a movie camera, ever.  I was lucky enough to have a great AC, Arlen Cooke on set, who sourced a variable tilt mechanism from TCS.  This was a beautiful hand made, gear driven device made from forged steal, that would facilitate tilting the camera (Sony F-3) to a 90 degree angle.  With the added wight of the tilt machine, and the camera being cantilevered on its side, we also had to rent a Sachtler 150 head.  It worked perfectly, and needless to say, it was a real treat to get to be in the company of Mr. Scorsese even if for only a half an hour.  Cant say much more about the project for which this interview will be a part of but stay tuned.

Friday, March 30, 2012

The Badlands

In March I spent two weeks shooting for a new doc project in and around the Pine Ridge reservation.  I cant say much about the details of the project at this point but I wanted to share some stills from the field.  This was my first extensive, verité shoot with my Sony F-3 rig.  I recorded 10 bit, Pro-Res 422 HQ (220mb/sec) to the AJA-Ki Pro Mini via the 1.5Ghz HD-SDI from the camera.  My main lens's were a Nikkor 17-55 f2.8, Tokina 28-80 f2.8, and Nikkor 80-200 ED f2.8, swapping the supplied Sony PL mount for the MTF Nikon-F mount.   I also carried a full set of Nikkor manuel focus Ai-s prime lens's.    Overall, I was extremely pleased with the images that I saw at the end of each day.  I utilized the Abel Cine "AB Range" picture profile for everything, underexposing the mids when necessary to keep the highlights from clipping.  The Range profile substantially opens up the shadow areas giving me a flat image with detail everywhere.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Belize with Eddie Bauer

Here are some snaps from the road/sky/river, in Belize.  I took a trip there in November for Eddie Bauer, shooting video material that will support the spring 2012 catalog which was being photographed there.  Was an epic trip by air, land & sea.  Enjoy!  and watch out for the spring 2012 launch from Eddie Bauer.