This was a last minute job that I was thrilled to get. Not only is the music infectious but it gave my confidence a much needed boost in being able to persue paying video projects.
Don’t know what a sitzprobe is? Watch the video and find out. After that if you are interested in seeing the show go to TheatreWorks.org
I can’t beleive I have neglected to post this. Every year I go beack to Quebec to visit my family. Last year I decided to shoot some video of my sister’s family during the visit. By the end of the week I had shot 100GB of video footage and had the task of editing which I put off for months. In October we were flying back East and all the family was meeting up in the Poconos and I wanted to present the video to my sister personally to see their reactions. I am not sure who shed more tears as I watched them watch the video but I do know it was one of those very special moments I will never forget. I hope you like it.
Over the last year I have been shooting behind the scenes video footage of Mark working his magic with clients so that we could create a promo reel that truly captures the essence of our working style. Video is a whole different beast from still shooting and then there is the editing which really separates the home movies from the short films. I am working on several Video Portraits that I will feature upon completion but in the meantime here is our first promo reel, it is 30 seconds and focuses almost exclusively on our theatre and music clients but we will be doing more.
From August 28th to Sept. 10th we had a pretty busy 2 weeks of shooting. It started with Spamalot at Hillbarn Theatre here in Foster City. The next night we braved the Bay Area traffic jam during the Bay Bridge closure to get to Fort Point and photograph our dear friends in Macbeth. Then we drove down to Pismo to photograph a wedding at the gorgeous Dana Powers Barn. After a couple days doing family stuff in Mission Viejo we drove back home and shot Shrek at Diablo Theatre Company. On Friday the 6th we flew to our home away from home, Seattle and got to the hotel just in time to watch my mum’s horse win in a $200,000 race at Vernon Downs. Saturday was the production shoot for the world premier Secondhand Lions at 5th Avenue Theatre. The next day we moved to Issaquah, WA and shot Xanadu production images for new client Village Theatre. On Monday I headed home to process and to shoot Cabaret for Broadway By The Bay but Mark stayed in Seattle. And now I can finally share some of the images.
One of the things that I love to do when I am not shooting for clients is to shoot long exposure images at the beach. It is a way to relax while doing something I love and the resulting images have incredible tones and milky white oceans. The problem that arises during shooting long exposures during daylight with ND filters is also that there are normally other people around that randomly walk into frame. I used to think that this ruined an otherwise good shot but now that I look back at them I see an interesting pattern and have now decided that I will seek out areas where I know there is a high likelihood of people or animals walking into frame. Here are some of the images I found from the past which have inspired me and this project.