Rasmussen School of Health Science

Some shoots require crazy call times. Our shoot with Rasmussen College was no exception. We were brought in to shoot new collateral for the School of Health Science. Given the clinic and pharmacy settings we shot in, we had to work around their schedules. With that, we shot the clinic images at night until after 11:00 pm. We brough enough lights to shoot through the lobby windows, creating a daylight look well after sunset.

The next morning, we had a call time at 5:00am at the pharmacy, with a hard out by 8am so they could open to the public. Working quickly, we shot 3 different scenes. We used the battery powered Profoto B1 lights which allowed us to shoot quickly and not waste time hiding cords or looking for power sources.

Our team worked like a well oiled machine. We got in, set up, shot, and packed out without missing a beat. The final images can be seen on the Rasmussen College School of Health Sciences website, social media, and web advertisements.

 

Producer: Tanya Silver
First Assistant: Greg Shaal
Second Assistant: Alyssa Justice
Digi Tech: Peter Hunner
Stylist: Ann Marshik
Stylist Assistant: Anna K Olson
Craft Services: Amy Lovestrand
Hair/MUA: Ashlee Ellert
Location Scout: Charlotte Ariss

As always here are a few BTS shots as well.

 

 

MN Power Hockey

In a suburb just North of  Minneapolis there is a dedicated group of hockey players that get together throughout the summer months. This is the MN Power Hockey league. This fast paced game is for people of all abilities with one common thing, all the players are in powered wheelchairs.

We teamed up with the league to produce a short video highlighting the sport, and what it means to be a part of it. Shooting the games was a fun challenge given the speed of Power Hockey.  Working with the athletes was great, they were so willing to share their stories and passion for the game. We hope that this video will help spread awareness for the game and hopefully get more people involved in the sport. To learn more head over to the MN Power Hockey website.

 

Producer: Tanya Silver
2nd Camera: Chris Savage
Assistant: Tim Baer
Audio: Hyun Lee
Editor/color: Jason Fliehler

BTS

Pioneer Alfalfa: Imperial Valley, CA

This past December as the snow lay on the ground here in Minnesota, we traveled out to the Imperial Valley area of California for a shoot with Pioneer DuPont. The warmth was a welcome change as we spent two days in the Alfalfa fields capturing a variety of images. Normally with Ag shoots the middle of the day isn't ideal for shooting since the sun is directly over head. Fortunately for us, shooting in December the sun was much lower in the sky, allowing us to keep going all day out in the field.

This shoot was also the first we shot entirely on the new Canon 5dmkiv and we couldn't be more happy with the outcome. The camera's dynamic range is leaps and bounds better than the older 5dmkiii. It allowed us to keep details in the highlights as well as pull details from the shadows unlike we had been able to before. We also shot a fair amount tethered to the new 15in Mac Book Pro which was easily able to keep up with the camera even when shooting bursts. When not tethered, we were able to send preview images from the camera directly to an iPad so the client could keep watching the shots as we went along.

 

Producer: Sarah Fisher

Assistant: Alyssa Justice

Digital Tech: Peter Hunner

Agency: The Lacek Group

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A little BTS Shenanigans. 

Exploration of Film

Exploration is a key component to photography constantly looking for new techniques or gear. In that evolution sometimes things will come full circle, making a return to film photography is just that. There is something romantic about shooting film, the unknown until its developed, the grain and the way different films render colors. Shooting with digital it's easy to trust the screen and not your own intuitions and your skill to make a good image. It was a fun challenge to slow down, think a bit more before pressing the shutter and having to wait to see the final outcome. The hardest part about shooting film is taking the time to scan it all in. Using an Epson v800 to scan 180 images to make final selects took a few days, but the results were worth the effort.

Gear- Canon EOS 3, Kodak Portra 400 film

Talent- Julia and Josie from Moore Creative

In The Office With Phalen Reed

Having an area that inspires you is key for creatives. Recently Minneapolis based designer Phalen Reed remodeled her office. She wanted to feature the bright and inspiring area in which she works. After shooting for a couple of hours and a few cups of coffee later we had the images we needed for her new website and head shots for her social media.