Pretty much every Storm game, someone sitting courtside gets landed on by a player. Somehow, in my 5+ years shooting courtside I've avoided taking a direct hit... until last night. I ended up with a face-full of Skylar Diggins (one of the "three to see" I should add), but thankfully my camera came out unscathed.
McCormick and Allrecipes.com teamed up to create a short video series promoting McCormick's new line of Gourmet Seasoning Mixes, and they brought me in to produce them. It's a reality/ documentary style series called Cook it Forward featuring Allrecipes members, each of whom tries out one of the recipe packets and then teaches the recipe to another member.
It's always a little hit or miss working with non-professional talent, but the ladies all did great and it was a fun 3 days of shooting. Below is episode 3 out of 3. Episode 1 can be found here, and Episode 2 here. And below are some photos from the shoot, courtesty of Valerie Brunmeier one of the stars of episodes 2 & 3, and a food blogger at Valerie's Kitchen.
We shot these on a pair of Sony EX1's. Me on the left, Erik Dinnel on the right.
UPDATE: It's on the Seattlepi's Big Blog!
On the night before the Viaduct closed for the demolition of the South end, I went out for a drive with my friend Matt in his sweet new/old car. This is what came out;
Everyone has their opinions on the viaduct, but I think we can all agree we'll miss the view.
And a big thank you to Sam Kellet, who did a great job as our host character. I bet you didn't expect to get called back to Seattle for acting gigs when you ran off to LA did you Sam?! I worked with Sam on this mockmentary a couple years ago and thought of him immediately after reading this script.
I always love finding an excuse to go back up to visit Bellingham. A couple weeks ago my excuse was shooting a new video for artist Ben Mann, my first client ever, way back in 2005-ish when I was still a WWU student.
I have a habit of taking video on trips, and then never editing them or posting them. But not this time! I took a short trip to Bainbridge Island and Bremerton earlier this week, and brought my new Sony EX1 along to get some more practice with it. Beach shots are at Fay Bainbridge State Park. Ferry footage is from the trip home on the Bremerton -> Seattle Ferry.
Used Final Cut Pro's built in SmoothCam filter on a bunch of the ferry shots, sine the ground was vibrating the whole time. Worked wonders on most of them but at least one of the shots has some weird jigglyness as a result.
My first stab at the ubiquitous iphone app demo video, for AllRecipes.com's Dinner Spinner Pro App. I shot in 1080p and then edited in SD anamorphic, so I was able to zoom in on parts of the frame without losing any quality, helped out a lot in editing.
There's also a 5 minute version, if you just can't get enough Dinner Spinner Pro.