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

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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.

Pints and Pinball

There is no such thing as downtime when you are freelance. After a busy spring with client work a week opened up and with that we took the opportunity to shoot some fun test work. Pulling together a killer team, we spent the afternoon working with the models to create a fun and energetic shoot.  Its hard to not have a good time when you have such an energetic group of models and some of the best pinball machines in town.

Producer: Tanya Silver

2nd camera/ Ronin Operator:  Chris Worlow

Assistant: Matthew Hintz

Hair/ MUA: Amber Young

Wardrobe:Julie Caruso

Video Editor: Joseph McMahon

Location Scout: Charlotte Ariss

Location: Nomad World Pub

Talent: Moore Creative and Agency Models and Talent

 

BTS Boomarang Dance Party with Joseph MacMhon showing off his sweet dance movies.