| 2011 December
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December 2011

A couple months back we spent a few days in our nation’s capital making a little film to show off Smith Group’s new offices.  The space provided ample opportunities to capture some great footage and everyone was wonderful to work with.  We brought so much gear with us that our little crew of 3 ended up driving rather than flying there.  What could be more fun than a road trip with 3 cameras, 20 lenses, tripods, jib, slider and a van full of lighting?

Here is the competed film that we produced.

The client asked us to pull a number of stills from the footage to supplement their materials.  I knew the timelapse stills from the 5d2 would be fine and I was excited to see how files from my new Epic would hold up.  I have to say, I’m really pleased with our new Red as a still camera.





Aside from handling the audio for the interview, helping Patsy and I with lighting and taking down like thirty thousand “Exit” signs, Andy Resek also found a few moments to shoot this little behind the scenes video.

I just returned from Portland where Tim Whitcomb was hosting a big lens test featuring many of the “more affordable” lens sets.  I brought my Cooke Panchros.  Also on hand were Red Pro Primes, Illumina S35, UniQoptics, Schneider Cine-Xenars, Zeiss Compact Primes and Duclos’ Cine Mod’d Leica Rs.  We had three testing stations, each with a Red Epic, plus my own Epic with Canon mount for the Leica Rs.  Results will be posted to RedUser.Net once the huge pile of footage is sifted through.  Many talented and skilled individuals donated their time to make sure this was all very thorough and comprehensive.  It was a really impressive showing of the Portland cine community.  Head on over to Matthew Duclos’ Blog for some more insight and BTS photos.

photo: Matthew Duclos


Ok.  As things wind down for the holidays, I’ve finally got a moment to catch up on the blog a bit.  We have been so busy this year with many projects both still and motion that I can promise a Parade of Imagery over the winter break!  First, let’s have a look at this awesome assignment to photograph some new furniture for Cumberland.  We were fortunate enough to secure a couple buildings at IIT as locations, which provided wonderful backdrops (and a very curious audience).  As usual, Michael Barile was art directing and it was wonderful to be able to work with our old friend again as well as the Cumberland crowd.  Without further ado…