Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Red Bull 3D Shoot: "How to" 3D Tutorial

Just a quick post to keep people up to date. I did a 3D shoot for Red Bull earlier this past summer and as a result, got a ton of emails asking for a tutorial or behind the scenes look at how it was done. Well, without further ado, here it is. Check out the Red Bull Illume website HERE to see the interview and the quick rundown on what's involved in producing a 3D shoot.

If you're questions aren't answered in the article, feel free to post your questions below and I'll do my best to answer them.


Thursday, January 13, 2011

MSNBC : I (personally) have the 3rd best job in the ski industry

Just wanted to throw up a link to this. MSNBC just did an article on the top 10 jobs in the Ski Industry and named me as having the number 3 job! Click HERE to see the article.
Although bits and pieces of this story came from an interview I did with Skiing Magazine last year, I still thought it worthy of sharing as it's now with a National news network.

A quick note though, as I was a little misquoted. When asked how to break into the industry, my first piece of advice was not "Photoshop skills are a must". I mentioned much later in the interview that photoshop skills were part of the job and you had to have a thorough understanding of the program, but that wasn't my first piece of advice to aspiring photos out there.

What would be my first piece of advice??? Love what you're doing and be prepared to work your ass off if you ever want to succeed. It takes a lot more than pretty pictures to make it as pro. It's the hard work, the determination, the strong work ethic, and the passion that will make or break a career.

And one more little piece of self promotion to toss in here. One of my favorite ski shops (anywhere) and the site of my first office, EVO, just started a blog following some of the ski and snowboard photographers in the PNW (Pacific Northwest). I'll be working with them throughout the winter to showcase some of my travels and work in the ski industry. For this first installment, it's a short bio and a quick inside look at a few shots from the past season. To see the full article, click HERE.

Thanks for checking this out. Cheers!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Amazing RipCurl Surf Video

I saw this video a few months ago and other than tweeting about it, I didn't do much else. However, as I was brainstorming ideas this morning, I remembered this video and thought it was worth sharing here on the blog.

Once you watch the main video, check out the "making of video" below to see how they accomplished this unique perspective and style.

It's essentially the same technology that was originally pioneered in the movie the Matrix. However, implementing this technology on a Hollywood soundstage would have been WAAYYY easier than on location in a wave pool.

I just saw an additonal adaptation of this technology in the movie The Other Guys, with Will Ferrill and Mark Walberg. The bar scene in the movie utilizes this style of shooting also. It took me a couple of watches to figure it out though, as it's really intricate and well executed. Definitely worth watching.

I personally would love to incorporate this type of technology into a shoot. I've got a couple of ideas, but I might have to start saving my pennies and selling my organs in order to finance it. Unless you or anyone you know has a large budget they want to hire me with :)