Apr 28, 2010

Product photography for Foam 5

How do you bring out 3D detail in a flat 2D object? These photos for Foam 5 tray liners and doilies do that by showing the product made for hotels and restaurants by attention to lighting. Props consisting of glasses and bottles, and my lunch ham sandwich place the products in their intended setting.

The Avatar inspired drink is really blue Kool Aid.

Shot with a Canon 5D Mark II, 70 - 200 f2.8 lens and 2 Elinchrome D lights.

Apr 19, 2010

10 years of video from Canon XL1 to Canon 5D

An more or less complete list of video productions done from 2000 to 2010

ClientSubject
Word on the StreetGale Garnett - Author interview - Savage Adoration
McMichaelGu Xiong - Artist interview
McMichaelSharyn Udall - Curator interview - Carr O'Keefe Kahlo exhibition
McMichaelCurator interview - Emily Carr Totem Forest exhibition
McMichaelThaddeus Holownia - Artist / photographer interview
McMichaelPrivate Eye - 15 Art collector interviews - Projection and DVD
McMichaelAndrew Hunter - Curator interview - Other Landscapes exhibition
McMichaelCurator interview - Homage to Jean Paul Lemieux exhibition
McMichaelWebsite promo - 100 % Canadian
McMichaelTom Forrestall - Artist interview
McMichaelAnna Stanisz - Curator interview - Inuit Art exhibition
McMichaelEd Bartram - Artist interview
McMichaelDon Yeomans - Artist interview - Totem Pole raising
McMichaelDianna Thorneycroft - Artist interview
McMichaelIan Thom - Curator interview - Challenging Traditions exhibition
McMichaelCharlie Pachter and Margaret Atwood - Art gallery installation
McMichaelSharon MaKay - Artist interview
McMichaelChris Finn - Curator interview - Karsh
McMichaelCassandra Getty - Curator interview - Karsh
McMichaelLaura Brandon - Curator interview - Brush With War
McMichaelDaphne Odjig - Artist interview
McMichaelJoe Fafard - Artist interview
McMichaelTom Smart - Curator interview - Tom Forrestall Exhibition
McMichaelTerrence Heath - Curator interview - Group of Seven exhibition
McMichaelShelley Falconer and Shawna White - Author interview - Stones, Bones and Stitches
McMichaelRobert Bateman - Artist interview
McMichaelDavid Staines - Author interview - Letters of Stephen Leacock
McMichaelMary Pratt - Artist interview
McMichaelJeff Thomas - Artist / Photographer interview
McMichaelMyron Zobol - Artist / Photographer interview
McMichaelTakeo Tenabe - Artist interview
McMichaelNews clip - Michael Wilson - Art collection promo
McMichaelTom Smart - Author interview - Miller Brittain
McMichaelChris Finn - Curator interview - Maria Chapdelaine exhibition
McMichaelDocumentary - Robert McMichael Funeral
McMichaelDocumentary - Signe McMichael Funeral
McMichaelLee Petrie - Curator interview - Masks ExhibitionÂ
McMichaelVince Varga - Curator interview - Jackson exhibition
McMichaelArt Therapy promo
McMichaelDave Hannan - Artist interview
McMichaelMegan Bice - Curator interview - Franklin Carmichael exhibition
McMichaelCurator interview - Perspectives Canadian Women Artists exhibition
McMichaelChris Jackson Curator interview - Joe Norris exhibition
McMichaelChris Jackson Curator interview - Traces of Colour exhibition
McMichaelCurator interview - Qu'Appelle: Tales of Two Valleys exhibition
McMichaelShelley Falconer -Curator interview - Call of The Wild exhibition
McMichaelAndrew Hunter - Curator interview - Overland exhibition
McMichaelDocumentary - Norval Morriseau event
McMichaelShawna White - Curator interview - Max Stern
McMichaelCurator interview - EJ Hughes exhibition
McMichaelCurator interview - Identities exhibition
McMichaelCurator Interview - Drawing Conclusions exhibition
National Yacht ClubJoin Us - at Port Credit
National Yacht ClubJoin Us - Victor
National Yacht ClubJoin Us - Don
National Yacht ClubPeter C Newman - Author interview
National Yacht ClubJoin US - Boat show booth video
National Yacht ClubJoin US - Stage projection video
National Yacht ClubJoin US - Boat show booth video
Cameo Fine CabinetsDigital Sign animation
VFITradeshow products animation
VFI / AVMTradeshow products animation
VFIProduct animation - RDY2GO
VFIProduct animation - RDY2GO EDU
VFICompany promo animation
insync/Cable and WirelessTraining video
insync / Scotia Bank4 Economist interview
Insync / VisaShopping in Yorkville promotion
InsyncTelus
Angela KennedyPolitical campaign video
Art of FashionStage projection
CTG / ReedTrade show products promo
CTG / Tourisme QuebecEvent video
CTG / ColonialAuto dealer opening stage projection
ReedGolf Fashion show
Reed / CTIA / ExpocommConference stage projection
Reed / OPGAConference stage projection
ReedCanadian Machine Tool Show tradeshow promos
ReedJewellery World Expo tradeshow promos
ReedWoodworking Machinery Show tradeshow promos
ReedCanadian Fabricating Stamping Machinery show promos
ReedMontreal Fabricating Show tradeshow promos
ReedExpocomm tradeshow promo
ReedBookExpo tradeshow promo
ReedSouthwestern Ontario Industrial Show tradeshow promos
ReedGolf Merchandising Show tradeshow promos
ReedAtlantic Industrial Exposition tradeshow promos
SV REMTServices offered animation
Twin Tooling4 product videos
Dave MacAdamMusic video - Great Lakes Ships
Charles Taylor PrizeAnna Siljak - Author interview
Charles Taylor PrizeTim Cook - Author interview
Charles Taylor PrizeElizabeth - Author interview - Sugar
Charles Taylor PrizeTim Cook reading documentary
Beyond the beatMusical performance video
Graphics CanadaTrade show promo
Graphics CanadaTrade show promo
Graphics CanadaTrade show promo
Sescapes / Police Chiefs4 interviews on Crime
Kathleen RedmondTraining video
Change Coach / Peggy GrallBusiness promo
Change Coach / Peggy GrallBook launch video
Art Of FashionFashion Show Stage Projection - Graffiti
Art Of FashionFashion Show Stage Projection - Hollywood
Art Of FashionFashion Show Highlights - Hollywood
Change Coach / Peggy GrallSpeaker promo
ASN TV / Indy Bikini contestFashion show / Bikini show at CNE
Reed / Book Expo / TannerMike Tanner Book video
PenteGreen screen test
PrivateReal estate walkthrough
Pacific StarHorse promo
Community Living MississaugaConference stage projection - 50 years
Community Living MississaugaConference stage projection - 25 years tributes
Community Living MississaugaConference animation - sponsors
Community Living MississaugaConference projection - Chair Affair
beachdigitalFilm festival entry - interview With God
CLM / STASPlanning tutorial 10 segments
DMG / Farm ShowTradeshow promotion
Caroline AlleslevPolitical campaign video
Don DuvallPolitical campaign video
Angela KennedyPolitical campaign video
Pamela CourtotPolitical campaign video
Peter C NewmanSpeaker promo
Mobility CupQueens Quay Disabled Sailing Sailors Speak
Mobility CupMartin 16 Sip and Puff Sailing
Mobility CupRegatta promo
Mobility CupDave MacAdam Music Video -

Apr 7, 2010

Rack PODs to the Rescue - NAB Tradeshow Video

AVM, Audio Video Metals, created the Rack POD to facilitate preloading an IEEE communications rack with equipment for easy shipment to a final installation site. Rack PODs made it easy to assemble and test the broadcast equipment for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics in Toronto, home of the major partners in the Media Consortium, and then ship it to International Broadcast Center in Vancouver. This presentation, to be projected at NAB in the AVM booth, was created from photos and video provided by the client, along with stock footage and music from Digital Juice. One of the primary video production design criteria was to not look like PowerPoint. Mission accomplished. Client loved it. Especially the layering of Olympic themed music with a bit of Country for the segment showing a convoy of trucks deliving the equipment across the Trans Canada Highway