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In June, I was contacted by PETA to shoot a short video for their “Ink, Not Mink” PSA campaign, featuring a photo shoot with Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen of the Denver Nuggets. Excited for an opportunity to work on that project, I jumped on it without hesitation.
The photo shoot took place in a spacious aircraft hangar at the Centennial Airport in Denver, with most of the crew flown in from Los Angeles. It was a pretty spectacular location, even though you only get a small glimpse of it in the finished video.
My job was to get b-roll and behind-the-scenes footage of the photo shoot and then film a sit-down interview with the Birdman himself. It was a great experience to observe an amazing photographer at work (Robert Sebree) and also to meet Chris Andersen, even though I’m not a huge basketball fan myself (shh, don’t tell anyone – I don’t even like sports). However, it was especially rewarding to play a part in supporting such a good cause and I’m thankful for the opportunity. The ads and the video were finally released last week I think they turned out pretty great!
WARNING: Some of the footage in the video below (the parts not shot by me) features unforgivable animal cruelty and is quite disturbing, so viewer discretion is advised.
On Tuesday I was asked to shoot some video footage and stills for a new promo of Backyard Genius with Bill LeVasseur, currently a web series that is coming to a major cable TV network (hopefully) soon. I’m not sure how much of the material that I shot, if any, will end up in the final version, but it was definitely exciting. Knowing pretty much nothing about cars, I appreciated the fact that we were able to get our hands on the Porsche GT3 RS from Porsche of Colorado Springs, a thing of absolute beauty with a hefty $150,000 price tag. Though, it paled in comparison to the stunning radiance of our models – Becky and Nicole.
We were on a limited time-frame, so the whole shoot was very quick. We pulled up to our location at the historic and luxurious Broadmoor Hotel and filmed the whole thing in less than half an hour. The weather was absolutely gorgeous – it was sunny, and the temperature climbed into the 60s (unusual for mid-December in Colorado). So, everything worked out in our favor.
Given more time, I would have tried to use strobes and reflectors for nicer, more even lighting, but we had to work quickly, so I resorted to utilizing natural light, occasionally supplemented by my 430EX II flash mounted on the 7D.
I have to say, making local business videos and corporate promos is cool and all, but I could definitely get used to shooting this kind of stuff ;)