September 27, 2010
MasterCraft has recently purchased a new outboard fishing boat company, Hydra Sport. The decision was made to offer a different look and background so they chose to shoot in Long Island sound just off the coast of Connecticut.
Early morning at the marina with the moon still up
Scott Crutchfield idles out one of the new 2011 models for a shot
Mark, J.B. and Donny in our photoboat at sunrise…
One of the many beautiful lighthouses that we used found for backgrounds
Special thanks to the local Hydra Sport dealer for our killer Lobster feast! and steamed clams, and fresh tuna sushi, and fresh swordfish, and…
September 9, 2010
MasterCraft chose to stay local this year for their running footage shoot so we spent the week in Vonore, Tennessee on their factory lake, Tellico.
6a.m. beauty shots with the ProStar 197
Marcus Brown ripping the course as usual
We’re using various rig mounts with the new Go Pro HD cameras this season. The image quality is surprisingly good for the cost of these little units
Aussie ripper Harley Clifford getting in done…
The Wake Pro Tour came thru Knoxville during our shoot so we took the opportunity to cover some of MasterCraft’s pro riders. Andrew Adkison on the dock before the semi finals
September 9, 2010
The summer season brings us together again with Bump Films and the 2011 MasterCraft DVD shoot. This year we decided to continue the studio shoot concept that was used in last years DVD with a full commitment to the entire MasterCraft line. We opted to shoot video with the Canon 5D using Zeiss, (50mm) and Nikon, (105mm) primes along with a Canon 24mm-70mm to compliment the package.
Setting up a shot on the new X-55
The 5D on a slider dolly proved invaluable to give us movement within each shot
Select boats were raised on either end with fork lifts for hull shots
Shooting the X-35 with our slider dolly
March 4, 2010
The month of February was spent at the Winter Olympic Games, in Whistler B.C. I was assigned to cover the Olympic Park Venue shooting both Cross Country and Biathlon events.
The Inukshuk, an Inuit indian symbol of the 2010 games
Olympic Park Cross Country Venue
A nice morning in the Callaghan at the Winter Games
Outside mission control at the Biathlon venue
Our crew used Panasonic HPX-500 cameras. One RF & one hooked up to fiber.
Jumbotron at the Cross Country venue
Two shot with our talent for the pre-race show
Global gathering at the fence line
We interviewed this guy from West Germany. He hasn’t missed a Winter Olympics since he was ten!!
Each venue used a tracking dolly shot capable of 50mph. Three shot sequence nailing the goods.
Mens Cross Country
Tapped out after completing 30 Kilometers
September 16, 2009
Once again we are teaming up with Bump Films to shoot MasterCraft’s yearly DVD “Rewind”. This season we’re using a PS Technik 35mm adapter on our Panasonic HPX-500 to utilize Zeiss Super Speed prime lenses for our studio shoot.
Interview with Parker Stare at MasterCraft’s Tennessee factory
Shooting the X-Star with Zeiss Primes and a Skater Dolly
The MasterCraft X-55
Mark sets up a dolly move on the X-55
We took the new MasterCraft 300 to a U.T. football game, one of two universities that you can actually drive your boat to the stadium, (University of Washington is the other). Shooting a standup at the in the tailgate area. The fans are rabid at U.T.!
We were lucky enough to tag along with the Nutt family for the game. They have three Skyboxes on the 50 yard line. This is the way to watch a football game!
March 19, 2009
This was our final shoot for Vail Corp. for the season. They also own Heavenly at Tahoe as part of their resort portfolio. After various reschedules due to bad weather, (read: killer powder…), we got a window to go down and finish up.
Carson City, Nevada on the drive in
The famous tram at Heavenly
Craig ready with the Immersive Camera on a helmet mount
Prepping for the next follow cam shot
Heavenly pro Courtney, the girl has skills…
Another South Shore Soldier…
Mono pod boom shot on the Nevada side
Craig gets all the hard jobs. Follow cam with Courtney on Heavenly’s zip line
Capturing the gondola in the village