I’m jetting to Juneau Ak with Weberdance to shoot a doc on their residency with Juneau Dance Unlimited. This is there SIXTH invite back since their first residency in 2006 – that’s how much the Juneau community appreciates their work. Contributing to the campaignhelps fund production of this important documentary – the funds go to some much needed video equipment and the production costs of an original music score for the project - THANK YOU!
A portrait I produced for inclusion in an exhibit at the New Art Center in Newton MA titled This Larger Truth: Transformation and Identity then and Now. From the press release:
This Larger Truth is a project exhibition inspired by John Murray, a New Art Center painting faculty member, and curated by Kathleen Smith, the New Art Center Exhibitions Director. This will be the first showcase of an ongoing project that will have a larger iteration in the near future.
I recently started going through the drives, looking for forgotten images. I posted this image on my Facebook page – an idea I had for a possible print ad – and it blew up. Apparently the lovely model has many admirers : 0 ) So I thought I’d post here as well, illustrating the retouching effort. As you can see, I wasn’t in a studio and the wrinkled sheet was a MacGyver-esque attempt to give myself a fighting chance pulling the model out of the background, and it worked quite well.
Just a quick post illustrating some retouching technique. I recently shot a series of publicity stills for my fave local modern dance company Weberdance – this shot has turned out to be the most popular of the bunch.
I had a nice large space to deal with, with a lighting set up courtesy of Pete Sutton. The dance tells the story of Author/Explorer Jon Turk and his travels via kayak along the Siberian coast. Originally the choreographer just wanted decent images of the girls doing their thing in the typical environment, but why not incorprate them into something more interesting? So I put the dancers into one of the images they use during the performance of the piece (typically projected on a scrim behind them onstage). Incidentally that’s the author in the image, on a recent expedition.
I recently completed a year-long project producing a short documentary on a local oil painter whose work I greatly admire. Sean Flood is a very talented guy – hails from the south shore (i.e. south of Boston for you out-of-towners) and has built and impressive portfolio of work. We met at a group exhibit the Distillery in South Boston, where I got the idea for the doc.
For the gear heads: when faced with a combination of desire and zero budget, you shoot your movie on the damn iPhone. Yes, the iPhone. You also record audio on a 10 year old mini disc recorder and sync it by eye in post. I’ve been asked by an multimedia instructor at Harvard to show the movie to his students.