The piece I did with Tim Estiloz on the Patriots Day red carpet premiere — which I discussed in my last blog post — is now online. Check it out!Read More
A package I shot for Bloomberg on the use of drones for surveillance. The drone to drone footage was provided by the company, and there is a smattering of file footage of other corporations.Read More
30 minutes to set up a two camera interview, and make it look good? No problem! 😳
I decided not to do the C-stands and boom arms thing this time, though I've done that in 30 minutes or less too. I just used the available light for the background (we blocked a couple of windows with sheets of cardboard that were in the room). It actually worked out pretty well with that white board.
Helen Grenier is in the yellow jacket. She’s a founder and CTO of Cyphy (the company we were doing the story about). She also cofounded i-Robot. She’s wicked smaht.
The woman in black is Bloomberg correspondent Carol Massar.
I had to light both of them. The C300 (main camera) was on Helen. The 5D mark iii was on Carol. We used the available light from some of the windows, and set up some lights for the subjects. The reporter had to be on the air at 2:00, so we had to get her on the road by 10:30 AM. She left on time.
Their CEO Lance Vanden Brook showed us some new drones they’re working on. We also shot B-roll in their labs.
I’ll try to get a link when it airs.
I did a shoot with Donnie and Marie Osmond, and their nephew David for a kids' show called “Wonderama."
It's an old show, but I guess David is the new host. He was nice. He interviewed his aunt and uncle, and then they sang a song together that David had written. Donnie learned it with David just before we did the shoot. Say what you want about kitchiness, they were all consummate professionals and it was a pleasure to watch them work. Yeah you can quote me on that. :)
Thanks to Tim at Rule who drilled and tapped an extra screw hole for my Edelkrone slider yesterday, just in time to shoot 8 interviews with it today!
For some reason Edelkrone only makes this model with one 3/8" hole in the bottom to mount it on your tripod. It sorely needs a second one (a 1/4" 20) so that it can hold the camera without coming loose from the torque caused by the weight of the camera.
If you have HBO, check out "MARATHON: The Patriots Day Bombing." A film I worked on with DP Austin de Besche, Susan Bryant, and Daniel Jacobs. It begins airing tonight! http://www.hbo.com/documentaries/marathon-the-patriots-day-bombing
My girlfriend, Nancy, and I saw the premiere at the Shubert here in Boston. I'm proud to have worked on it.
Sometimes it takes a little effort to get the best angle on an accordion player. :-)
Spend the day doing multiple two camera interviews with soundperson extraordinaire, Susan Bryant. :-)
I bought this monitor because its the sharpest one I know (plus its an OLED and very pretty). I needed one I could judge focus on when shooting wide open on primes. It's worked out nicely, as you can see.
Normally, August is pretty slow in the Boston area, but I was kept pretty busy this week.Read More
I did check where he stepped before I choose my position.
Flew to Chicago to the day for a shoot. Fun!
That's the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University on the screen behind him, which is where he teaches. We actually shot in a studio at Pulse Media, Inc. in Watertown, MA. The magic of television!