Posted by: Tanner Wolfe
June 17, 2012 |
June 17, 2012
This is a photo essay I did on a Potter named John Scott. He is a gifted artisan. This is a divergence from my normal posts here. I was so pleased with this work that I placed it here, in its entirety. After the pictures, there is a brief profile of John. Also, I'd love to post a link to his work online, but he is a Luddite and has no official presence on the internet.
JOHN SCOTT: POTTER
Students of the great Hamada would gather...
Hi everybody. I'm in the middle of producing and eventually shooting a documentary about hearing impairment, the Cochlear Implant, boyhood and coming of age. I don't have any stills from the film yet, but I'll update as soon as I have some news about the project.
Yes it is. That’s the Easy Rig. I had never used it before this
shoot, but I found it to be a helpful tool for a hand-held show. It
is rather unsightly, but it was a good tool for this job. Here I am
on a Univision commercial shoot for DP Eric Koretz. I served as his
B-camera operator and I had a very good time. Eric chose the Canon
C300 to use for these spots. Great camera. I look forward to seeing
the completed product. Over the years, I’ve heard many filmmakers
deride the Easy Rig based on its appearance alone. I don’t think that
many of them had ever used...
I finally got to shoot in my adopted home town of Santa Barbara. The project was a mini-doc on this shop, but also on creativity, the arts, community, stewardship, etc. The piece is very ambitious intellectually and I look forward to seeing the finished product.
YES. For this shoot it was the Zeiss Master Primes. These are incredible lenses. I've only gotten to shoot with them a few times now. The schedule has never allowed for tests, but I'm very happy with the work that I've done with them. We also shot with the RED Epic for the first time on this shoot. The...
The first wall going up. Here are some photos from a short project that I worked on in Rosarito, Mexico. The purpose of the film was to document the efforts of a charity named Companies With A Mission or CWAM for short. Their mission is to partner with other companies and their employees to help people in the impoverished and low-income areas of northern Mexico. During this trip four houses were built and donated to people in this area.
The homes that are built are very humble, essentially a two room house the size of an American one car garage. However, this home...
Here's a make-up and wardrobe test we shot for a feature entitled, The Persecuted. Which will be shot later this year. Here Kevin Sorbo and Bruce Davison run through a short scene.
Here I am with the director and my gaffer. We shot at the same studio that has brought you such masterpieces as Mega Shark and Transmorphers. It was a lot of fun to shoot there.
Back on the RED package. Here the director, Daniel Lusko, checks out the frame.
I've said it before, the make-up people are always the cutest girls on set.
Bruce Davison is running through his lines while...
Michigan in autumn. It was beautiful. I was in Michigan for a quasi-narrative/doc piece for the Potter's House school in Grand Rapids. The school is really wonderful and I learned a great deal about it during this shoot. For example, 100% of the kids that attend graduate and 93% of those go on to college. Amazing.
Here I am with the director lining up a shot.
Here we are shooting one of the co-founders of the school.
Steadicam day. My A.C., Derek Street, operated the Steadicam on the last day. He did a really good job.
For this job we were shooting at Specialized headquarters in Morgan Hill, CA. There building is very interesting and inside their offices they built a fully function bike store. Here I am pictured setting a light while we shoot in that store. Kino Flo allowed us to used their new light called the Imara. It has smaller lights like the Diva-Lite, but with a clever set of mirrors which boost the output considerably.
We spent a week and a half in this same interview set-up. By the end, I was very ready to shoot product B-roll for a while.
We used the Kessler...
Posted by: Tanner Wolfe
September 7, 2011 |
September 7, 2011
Last year we made a short film for St. Michael's Abbey. This year we made another one that included many interviews with their parishioners. The challenge of this shoot was continually finding interesting places to shoot interviews. THE ORIGINAL PROJECT CAN BE VIEWED HERE.
The priest being interviewed on the left is also a surfer. This didn't really converge with my mental picture of a priest, but here he is. A very interesting and inspiring individual.
Here are the set photos from a shoot for Priority Health. It was a simple concept and we executed it well. We also used great equipment like the Zeiss Master Primes. Beautiful image. THE COMPLETED PROJECT CAN BE VIEWED HERE.
The faithful G+E crew.
The shoot actually started on an interior shot, which I really liked. However, it ended up on the editing room floor.