We started working with Architect Magazine on a weekly video series titled, What's Next Videos. This is our first collaboration with Architect Magazine since producing the High Line Phase 2 Video. This new series follow a simple question/answer format with leaders in the field of architecture and design. The characters we have followed thus far include Lise Anne Couture and Hani Rashid from Asymptote Architecture. Arbuckle was only responsible for filming the interviews and the editing was done by Kaitlyn Rossi at Architect Magazine.
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Wrapped up the first of a three part series titled My High Line (click for video) for the folks over at Friends of the High Line. Had such a great time working with local artist, Gammy Miller. She is a longterm resident of the Meetpacking neighborhood and had some amazing stories to share about the evolution of the surrounding area. This particular episode focuses on her love for the natural world and her work as a volunteer with the High Line.
We recently did a shoot for Yamaha to illustrate their RemoteLesson technology as well as to market their latest piano series, the CFX. Knowing nothing about pianos or this technology, I had no clue what I was getting myself into, but was certainly happy to be along for the ride.
The first portion of the shoot was a series of testimonials and recitals by well-known classical and jazz pianists, most notably Byron Janis and Olga Kern. It was absolutely amazing to hear them play and I hope to post their full length recitals one day.
The second portion of production focused on the piano itself, which provided many challenges including animating an inanimate object as well as finding a iconic location to situate the piano. Fortunately, Yamaha was able to have the piano delivered to the Bam Opera House in downtown Brooklyn. Unfortunately, they were between shows, so there was no backdrop, nothing covering the floor and no stage lighting installed, so we were very limited in shot selection, but made the best of an undesirable situation. If you have never been to BAM it is absolutely worth the trip. They host just about anything and everything from Rock Concerts to Low-Budget Films. I have seen a number of things including my friend Dr. Israel perform at BAMcafe. Here is a link to their programs if you find yourself looking for something to do.
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December has been an extremely busy month for us, but in the best way possible. I have been serving as the Director of Photography on an incredibly rich project for Briton Film Works. Tony Flynn and Briton Films is producing a documentary about the unsettling death of female Police Officer Irma Lozada. Irma was slain in 1984 while patrolling Wilson Ave in Bushwick, making her the first female police officer to die in the line of duty in New York. We still have a ways to go with production including a detailed reenactment, but I can't wait to see the results. Below are a few screenshots from production.
I have been working with the very talented David A. Land lately. We recently did a shoot that was a collaboration between Dwell Studio and Hewlett Packard. David is a well established photographer who has found himself taking on more and more video work. Although photographers are well equipped with the proper glass to shoot video projects, they often lack the audio and video accessories that can really help increase the production value of a project. Check out the video for the results.