Thursday, February 3, 2011

Behind the scenes for Nike


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


C-stands everywhere


2nd unit doing a shot on the street


Nike's basketball tech coaching the extras


LeBron waiting


Focusing for the phantom camera




Sal shooting an alley oop sequence


Client area


Instant replay


Messing around


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


Meeting


Most of the photography crew


Body double's shadow during lighting test


One of the first indoor sets with all the lights on


Lights off


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


Prop mic




Jason eating pretzels in front of green screen


Shooting photos


The guy they hired to play a boxing opponent


Ref




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..


6 comments:

Anonymous said...

The long lens shots of Lebron are so good it makes my head hurt.

David said...

This are incredible. Thanks so much for being awesome and posting this much of your work.

dalia said...

WOW!!!!!

CyclingWMD said...

Go awn mah son!

CRIZZLE said...

This is da best post i've ever seen from you son , you should really just do this at all times .... Get Money !!

Anonymous said...

Funny, I did many of the VFX shots for this commercial. The tattoo removal was my favorite.