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Lifestyle for Kimpton Karma

Shot a series of images in Los Angeles for the Kimpton Hotel group’s preferred guest program called Kimpton Karma.  We used the Palomar Hotel in West LA.  I love the weather in LA.  As a lifestyle shooter, I like to shoot modifying  natural light.  So LA’s the place for (almost) always sunny skies.  Plus the talent is quite diverse and the crews are professional.

Citizens Newspaper

Special Addition of my newspaper. I shoot a lot of active lifestyle. And I wanted to include some of our older citizens into the mix. It’s not just young people that run around. It all started when I traveled down to my in-laws place in Florida and saw such exuberance, I had to set up some shots. Such active and sporty people with a real positive attitude. They all were so busy. Bridge on Tuesday. Bocce on Thursday. Golf every other day. Most were there for the winter months and complained that when they went home in the summer, it was too quiet where they lived (Not enough older people with free time). So I decided to shoot a themed newspaper to showcase this energy.

EPK for Late Cambrian

Shot a Electronic Press Kit opening for my Late Cambrian music video. The band needed an intro and outro for Cool TV where they were being featured. This is shot here in New York.

Building a Room Set–Time Lapse. Three weeks in Three Minutes.

Here’s a fun time lapse I did for an interiors client. They saw my Nantucket Time Lapse Video and thought it would be interesting to show how their Showroom Display is set up. The whole process took almost 3 weeks from the start from empty room to the complete Showroom. I set-up three camera permanently mounted to the walls. Shots were taken at regular intervals during the construction resulting in over 300,000 exposures. I then went back in with my editor to pull the most interesting sequences to produce the final version.

Directing a Video and Shooting Stills for Publicis Kaplan Thaler

Here’s my director’s cut for a two minute video I did for PKT’s pharma client. It’s being shown globally but not inside the US. It’s about HPV and the importance of vaccinating young teens against this sexually transmitted virus. We shot over several days here in New York: beach, school, park, street scenes. The casting was rigorous with us looking at over 350 teens for 18 diverse roles. There is no dialog as each country will cut graphics in their native language. In addition, I shot stills for the print uses. I’ve been doing a lot of combo set-ups this way. It’s very efficient to utilize the production elements for both video and stills (and vice versa). The lighting doesn’t change (much) as I light with hot lights(no strobes), The action is something I worked out so we don’t have to reset for stills, and I know when we have to change scenes for the video and thus I can get in there and shoot the stills. Very Active, much fun. I was using Terrence Malick’s Tree of Life as inspiration. Shot on the RED Epic for the slo-mo. Cooke Lenses.

Client: Pharmaceutical
Agency: PKT
Agency Exec Producer: Andy Cornelius
Creative Directors: Lynn Crosswaite, Wendy Marks
Agency Producer/Sr. Art Buyer: Sandra Locke
Producer: Brian Gibson/Anderson Hopkins
DP:  Bob Blankemeier
Editorial/Motion Graphics: Craig Warnick/Madhouse
Casting: Donna Grossman

Do you like to look behind the scenes? Well, here you go!


This is the production blog for Photographer/Director Chris Sanders; filled with mutterings and musing to ponder. Please visit his website at Unless otherwise noted, all images are Copyright Chris Sanders. All uses are strictly reserved.

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