Check out the above behind-the-scenes video of a recent Dave Hill commercial shoot for the Fiat Abarth. Motion elements for the shoot were captured with the super slo-mo Phantom Flex and Phantom Gold cameras, while the stills were shot with the Canon 5D Mark II and Hasselblad H3D-50.
The DP behind the motion side of the shoot was Brandon Lippard, who also shot one of Doritos Crash the Superbowl winning commercials back it 2010. Remember this one? [click to continue…]
Syl Arena recently put on a Speedliting class at B&H Photo‘s event space. The very cool folks at B&H have made the entire 1 hour 43 minute presentation available to watch online for free. Check it out below. [click to continue…]
I realize that there are a lot of different ways to do photos and video on Christmas morning. However, I thought I’d share my take on how I’ve been rolling on Christmas morning as the kids tear open presents and empty stockings. [click to continue…]
I started to title this post “Don’t Put Copyrighted Music in Your Videos” but that doesn’t really fit. If someone else created/performed it, then chances are that there’s a valid copyright to it and you need to either: (1) pony up for a license fee, or (2) think twice about using it in your videos. [click to continue…]
The below video is a solid introductory video to studio lighting put on at B&H Photo.
The presenter Joey Quintero is instrumental in developing and marketing B&H’s in-house Impact brand of lights and modifiers. I own and still regularly use a pair of very affordable Impact EX100 monolights, which I previously reviewed here.
Here’s a behind the scenes image of how we shot the PhotoPlus intro sequence (which you can see here). This is the basic setup for how we shot all the products used in that sequence. Some setups used a hard light, instead of the scrim. And then some use an extra light for fill or – in a couple of cases – no fill at all.