Posted on | May 9, 2013 | No Comments
I can’t post much yet but I thought I’d show a few behind the scenes of a recent TV commercial I directed and it’s companion print ads on location in Puerto Rico. It’s for an American consumer product (with non disclosure agreements, I can’t reveal any details until the pieces come out. But I promise to update when I can). I was there for two weeks casting first in Miami, then Puerto Rico. The weather turned out fantastic. We had scenes in cars, rain scenes with some great water effects, and did a studio set with a set build. For you tech heads, we shot with the Red Epic in normal speed and slo mo. The local crew was top notch. I felt like I was shooting in New York or LA with the level of skill I was seeing. The agency and clients were a pleasure to work with (I mean that; I didn’t have to type it, you know). It was a fun warm location shoot after dealing with our rather cool spring in New York. Stay tuned. I’ve seen the rough cut and I’m looking forward to showing it all (Photos by Francisco Ferrer).
Posted on | March 12, 2013 | No Comments
Here are some images from a shoot for Kimpton’s Eventi Hotel here in Manhattan on Sixth Avenue. I did a mix of interiors and lifestyle for this modern chic hotel. I, personally, love people in every shot even if it’s a hint of the person as seen by a blur or a back of the head, etc. When traveling I accomplish that by using people I meet and staff. It’s just tough if you need someone to swim in the pool at 5am. This shoot required a clean look and well polished interiors which represent how the place feels when you come in. Many commercial clients need cleaner interiors to show the “wow” and beauty of the space. If this was an editorial shoot I probably would have messed up the bed and make things more lived in.
This hotel is a pleasure to shoot. I love to wander the halls with my camera looking for details and angles to make an image. I usually do a scout that way then come back and re-light or re-dress if needed. I find that many times my initial reactions to the room are the right ones. But it’s important to make note of that; the many options that later present themselves may dull your “gut” feeling from the first day. Initial impressions are everything.
For more of my interior and architecture work, my agent has set up a special link.
Posted on | March 4, 2013 | No Comments
All right, we’ve had enough with the cold here in New York. What do I think about when it’s cold. Well, here’s some shots I did for a tiny Bahamian Resort called Tiamo. Built on Andros Island, it’s a remote oasis of calm. Ten Cottages. Big with honeymooners, Bonefisherman and naturalists. When you sit outside at night, you see nothing but the stars. No other hotels or houses are visible. Oh, did I tell you you have to arrive by boat or seaplane?
Posted on | November 30, 2012 | No Comments
I just uploaded new images from my recent shoots to my lifestyle portfolio. If want to keep up without going to the full site, here are the new images below:
Posted on | October 26, 2012 | No Comments
Fed up with what’s going on in Government? Make your voice is heard by voting this November. A PSA directed and shot by Chris Sanders. Big thanks to Editor Darin Quan and the fine faces you see here.
Posted on | October 15, 2012 | No Comments
I’m very excited to have my Director’s Reel online at www.chris-sanders.com. For those we are not familiar with these, it’s a montage of video pieces I have done from Commercials to Music Videos as well as some footage from Web banners and Hulu-type Pre-Rolls.
Posted on | September 25, 2012 | No Comments
Andrew McCarthy’s new book, “The Longest Way Home” is out now in stores. My image of him in Brazil is on the cover. We shot it while on a story for Men’s Journal. The New York Times wrote a very good review of it in last Sunday’s Book Review.
Posted on | September 6, 2012 | No Comments
The video that I shot for indie band Late Cambrian has been released. This is the second video I have done for them. We had a blast shooting this in a local Brooklyn bar. This song, Ryan Gosling, is off their EP, Social Season, which I shot the Cover Art for.
Special Thanks to the Band for the opportunity! And the fabulous actors, dancers and my crew: Dallas, Caty, DD, Emily Elizabeth (HMU), John Magery (Edit), Kai (Grading).
Posted on | September 6, 2012 | No Comments
Someone posted my Wodka Vodka Commercial on Youtube and labeled it as BDSM themed. Well…keywords are everything because, as of today, it’s racked up 29,000 views! I’ll have to think hard about keywords next time.
Posted on | August 21, 2012 | No Comments
I did this for Hemispheres Magazine. I love time-lapse and slow motion. It’s great to be able to view something you can’t see with your own eyes.
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