A Blog Post by KIMinem
The Treelines shoot was AMAZING! Absolutely amazing! It was a long day, but the energy in the atmosphere that was pumped by good music, good people and a hot, sunny day kept us going. We started off by setting up a slip ‘n slide in the front yard of the Treelines house. I’m not talking about the cool slip ‘n slide where children are laughing and there are bright, fun colors; I’m talking about two ghetto tarps, some dish soap, a hose and four beer-loving guys (mind you, there were kids that rode their bicycles by us and laughed…). We had strobes set up around the slip ‘n slide and Darren and I parked at the bottom with our cameras ready. With a little running start, the guys were flying down the tarps, bellies down and heads first.
The next stop was in the backyard. We set up a white backdrop on the patio and basically let the guys do their thing (they wooooorked it). There was a small accident when one of the band member’s thought it would be a good idea to twirl their guitar around their neck by the strap (video link here), but other than that, everything went pretty smoothly!
Treelines music can be found here:
It has been a couple of weeks since I came back from Calgary after shooting Gary V. The progress continues on the shoot edit as well as the gallery interface. Very stoked that @_ds is helping out with that. We wanted to make sure we had an appropriate way to house 140 images and make viewing enjoyable and above all … it had to be “simple”.
What is 140portraits? Simply – its a behind the scenes look of a person told in a 140 images. This project was inspired by Gary, and could not be more thrilled he agreed to take the journey. This is something I have been working on for about 9 months. There was no way this project was going to launch without him. I would have shelved it until the moons aligned. More information about the scope of this project will be on the site when it launches.
Until then here is a shot driving back from the airport after his talk, interviews and book signing…. right back to doing what he does! Work ethic is what I observed that day. I also have to say I came back with a larger flame to take care of some of my own business. Mad mad respect. If for some reason your not familiar with Gary visit his site: http://garyvaynerchuk.com/ .. and Gary, another Big Thanks man!
Last weekend Kim and I were on location shooting some still images that will appear within 4 episodes of a series. The episodes will not air until October or November of this year. I can san say it is a top 5 network show. Thats really about it for now. The still photography was to shoot in parallel with the final filming. We had a great location in Woodland Hills (Kelowna) , that allowed the film crew and us to work independently. We will not be able to show any of the images until next year, but here is a look at our set-up. This is probably around 7:30am, and might cover (almost) a couple of hours of set up.
Here was a little snip from our spec sheet.
Please shoot w/ camera far away from participant – 120mm lens further back (to avoid body distortion) .
please note focal length used in shoot. the director on set will need to be able to view stills on external monitor for approval as they are shot
Just a big thanks to the crew for making us feel at home, and for putting up with us for two long days.
During a late afternoon light test, Kim somehow was wearing a garbage bag.
An outtake at todays shoot with Treelines. Feeny ja ja ja jumps.
It was great to the email from Katrin in Austria telling the site section launched for Sparkling Hill featuring our work. Quite an provilage to provide any type of visuals to the Swarovski company.
Here are a few screen shots, or you can view it live here: http://architecture.swarovski.com