Just completed directing and shooting a video for the Band Late Cambrian and their song ND Passerby. We shot on the 5D at a house just outside of Queens, New York in a town called Bellerose. The band pulled in many friends and fans for various roles throughout the video.
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We have done improvements on my main website at www.chris-sanders.com. Some you can see and others you can’t. Paul Larrow at Feast did a great job of designing and implementing new features on top of the original Chad Portas design. First off, Paul was able to build in a back-end interface that lets us make up-to-the-minute changes in the portfolio without having to recreate the flash files. That’s a big help when I want to get out the latest images. Paul also created a new video player which uses Vimeo to enable me to showcase my growing body of video work. Finally, the tearsheet section is more animated to show off actual tearsheets rather than just the client names. I’m very happy that Feast was able to give us this flexibility and expansion capabilities while allowing us to maintain the current look of the site. FYI, we are still in Flash as I like the experience but maintain a separate HTML site for mobile and Ipad devices.
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We completed the editing and here it is. I wrote and directed this coffee commercial. We shot in a very tight location on a RED. It was a bit of a noisy place. It turned out that the day of our shooting, the house next door was doing construction. We had to pause when a circular saw would go off!! Fortunately that wasn’t that often.
Yesterday, I was directing a Liquor TV commercial starring a young woman as a Dominatix. I can’t show you any footage yet but I thought I would show some production stills. We shot in a fantastic WIlliamsburg Brooklyn Loft over looking a large park.
In my still photography work, I typically work with models that can act or actors that will model to convey realistic and natural emotion and scenarios. For this personal project, I cast actors that could give me their portrayal of the very raw emotion of anger, confusion and frustration. I produced a little mini book on MagCloud of it, that I printed and sent to select clients. I also send out an email to some of my previous clients and ÔÇ£hot listÔÇØ prospects with a gallery link. ItÔÇÖs very different from my usual work but I liked to break out at times and shoot something that may not be so ÔÇ£on Brand.ÔÇØ For the set-up I worked with very strong direct light and minimal wardrobe or propping. The actors are people that I had previously cast for other projects but I knew they could give me the intensity that I wanted.