Here is a behind the scene video of a photo shoot from Gray Door Studio. We were working with Baskin Robbins Canada for their "Show Us Your Pink" breast cancer awareness campaign for facebook. This was a very long shoot that lasted two days. we had over 25 volunteers and we served about 10 gallons of strawberry ice cream. We loved shooting this campaign and would love do do it again for 2011. With a little luck we just might.
Here are a few behind the scenes pics from the campaign.
No one can ever say that interesting things do not happen to us. Today we rented our studio for a few hours to our good friend Ricky for a music video. Or we were i should say.... After Ricky and Carlos loaded up the first round of gear they decided to go over the shot list and discuss some of the possible lighting set ups there was a knock on the door. Carlos opens the door and is greeted by a firefighter. He tells Carlos that he has to evacuate the building in 5 min because the utility pole from across the street is about to fall on the building. he then goes on to say that they think it will they need PSE&G to come and inspect the pole, but in the meantime they are shutting off electricity to the block just in case.
So we quickly grabbed everything that was completely necessary, and a laptop, and ran out the door. Ricky and carlos decided to go to starbucks in edgewater just to kill a few hours and then go back and check on the progress of what PSE&G was doing.
But before Carlos left he took some pics of what was going on.
On Tuesday Feb 1st our lead photographer Carlos wanted to experiment with a new lighting set up. His photography uses a lot of soft and defused light. He likes light to wrap around his models in just the right way.
This time he wanted to do something that was outside of his normal approach. He decided to use nothing but hard light. no diffusers, no umbrellas, no bounce cards, no soft boxes, no beauty dish, no smoke, no light modifiers at all. just the bare flash head and a model.
The only person he could think of would have fun shooting in a completely different way is Lady Live.
We had a chance to work with a great model who goes by the name of sofia. She has a lot of energy and was a pleasure to work with. She makes every shot count and she can really make the whole staff laugh. Her and our MUA really bonded and they became fast friends.
We have fallen a bit behind on our blog entries. We have tried to keep up but there is so much to do that the blog has taken a back seat for the past 2 weeks. I am here to tell you that is not going to happen again. We have decided to have our new blog entries come out once a week. From now on we will update our blog every Thursday. We will also post up a few random blog entries as the need arises.
We are a small, tightly knit group of professionals who, each in our own right, is instrumental in the creations at Gray Door Studio. We take our jobs and art very seriously. We work hard and play hard and also love the challenge of bring the best image, video, or sound that we can produce for our clients.