In Case of Emergency

During the planning of this series, we had some trouble casting.  Kim was totally on board but we also wanted to have a male host for half of them and no one seemed to be just right and to have the experience with wilderness first aid.  I had completed prep on the approach - we had a color palette to shoot for, we'd settled on the Arri Amira sporting vintage Zeiss Super Speed lenses.  Special make-up effects had been book and my beautiful wife had been enlisted to design the costumes.  We needed a male co-star and I fit the bill.

Production took place in an abandoned brick factory near Beacon, NY.  We alternated between hosts so that someone was always "in the chair" while the other was on camera.  I don't have a lot to say about this - it's a pretty straightforward concept and it was lots and lots of fun!

Arri Amira, Zeiss Super Speed MK2 Primes

My First Huff Post write up

A few weeks ago, my good friend Aaron asked me to shoot a short series of parody videos with the comedy pair Coker and Stratton poking fun at the younger Trump brothers Donald and Eric.  We shot four scripted pieces, three promos and a ten-minute single shot of the Trump boys eating KFC extra crispy.  It was a pretty good Saturday!

Today, they released the videos and we were lucky enough to get a write up in the Huffington Post!  Pretty cool!

These were shot with the RED Epic Dragon in 6k at 12:1. We utilized Cooke S4 prime lenses, living mostly on the 50mm and the 35mm but grabbing a few of the wider or longer end of the range for the walk-and-talks or the inserts.

Lighting came courtesy of The Sodium Ranch and we kept it simple - a 4x4 Kino Bank (usually draped with unbleached muslin) and a Joker 800 through various frames and flags. Our intention with lighting in the office location was to augment the available overhead lighting and yield what Aaron and I called a "pretty ugly" aesthetic.  Pretty.  But ugly.

We wanted as much sweat shine from the boys as possible.  And we got it.  Enjoy!