I got the fun job of shooting behind the scenes photos on a Nike commercial in October. Here's some of my favorites.
Jason was shooting the ads and Stacy Wall was shooting the TV spot
This light was awesome
2nd unit doing a shot on the street
Nike's basketball tech coaching the extras
Focusing for the phantom camera
Sal shooting an alley oop sequence
Big ass blimp light
4 4k HMI's in a giant helium balloon. I asked one of the surly union guys what this was and he told me it was an air conditioner
A coned off ceiling light
A few long lens warm up shots
These storyboards would pop up out of nowhere.
Filming a closeup
Most of the photography crew
Body double's shadow during lighting test
One of the first indoor sets with all the lights on
One of the grips setting up a green screen
Outdoor green screen
It was all shot on 35mm which was fun to watch
Some prop trophies
A prop (real) rattle snake
A bulldozer smashing a prop basketball hoop
Jason eating pretzels in front of green screen
The guy they hired to play a boxing opponent
Sal Totino play fighting before a scene
I saw LeBron sneak around back and manage to intercept and shoot this weird photo
Testing out distances with Sal
2nd unit at the Port of Miami
Here's this light again.
I couldn't get enough of it.
Sal and the gaffer checking lights
A giant white screen at night
The last shot
Definitely one of the more fun jobs I've ever been on..