SAVORING THE SUMMER WITH ICE CREAM SCOOPS AND CONES

August usually means the end of summer is approaching, so we wanted to make sure we got in some last days of ice cream tastiness at the Boston food photography studio! Things may have gotten a little messy, but isn’t that part of the fun with ice cream? Enjoy a little taste:

TURNING UP THE HEAT ON A VIDEO SHOOT!

It wasn’t just the summer heat keeping the studio hot! Giorgos flew from New York to be our model at the studio for a big apparel company video shoot. We had a lot of fun filming him in various different pairs of pants for their spring line. Keep an eye out for the trendy jeans and chino pants coming to stores near you! Here’s a sneak peek and behind-the-scenes look at the work that went into creating the video production and final images!

Cleaning and prepping the video set before the big day!

The seamstress and wardrobe stylist making sure to get a precise fit.

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The Indresano team pauses to review the footage with the clients and make sure the videos are fitting their vision!

No small detail goes unnoticed on the product!

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The crew’s view from behind the cameras.

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Lights, camera, action!
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The production girls were Giorgos’ biggest fans!

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 After having Giorgo walk around shirtless most of the day, of course we had to share a picture with all of you!

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HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY

From all of us here at the studio, enjoy a nice ‘Star Spangled Dessert’ this weekend!

MEDICINE WHEEL: 25 YEARS OF ART AS THRESHOLD

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Community involvement and service has always been important to Indresano Studio, and we have been proud to work with Medicine Wheel. Founded by Michael Dowling, Medicine Wheel is currently celebrating it’s 25th year of working to move beyond diversity to inclusion and build our community from the inside out, using art as the threshold.

The organization has:

  •  Raised awareness of World AIDS day for 25 years and been a place to reflect and remember
  • Worked together with congregations to help them re-sanctify their spaces and continued to work with them to maintain them for 25 years.
  • Built communities for through the arts and created Youth Programs which has served over 6,000 people over 20 years.
  • Ran the Hope and Recovery Program for 15 years, helping 2,500 youth.
  • Worked for 15 years with the Art and Peace Building.
  • Created the “Dance the Dream”, a collection of 5,000 hand prints along Columbia Road to promote the goals of art as a threshold
  • Built a 5 year partnership with HPHC, using art to honor the legacy of Dr. King
  • Teamed up with Beacon Communities and Boston Public Housing to create more affordable spaces for residents
  • Rehabilitated No Man’s Land and turned it from a run down strip of land to an outdoor sanctuary, filled with events for all ages of the community.
  • so much more!

Come and support these causes and others by becoming a spoke in their Wheel at the Annual Medicine Wheel Gala.

To buy tickets or learn more: mwponline.org/wordpress/mwp-events/become-a-spoke-in-our-wheel/

Annual Medicine Wheel Gala

Wednesday June 15th, 2016
6:00pm-9:00pm at the Rooftop of the Taj

 

WYNN CASINO: BIG OPPORTUNITIES IN SMALL PACKAGES

Recently the team took on an unusual challenge of photographing a model of the new Wynn Resorts to be built in Everett, MA. The crew packed up their bags and went on location to Wynn offices to shoot the 6’ x 8’, 1500lb model of the soon-to-be casino. Our intern, Sarah, wrote a blog of the experience:


Jayna, Odi, Michael and I packed up the van early Wednesday morning and hopped on the road to head to Wynn offices in Medford. When we arrived and unpacked we were in awe at both of the models that were created for the planning of the casino. Our client informed us that the model was 1500 pounds and was delivered from Las Vegas and reassembled here in their Boston office.

We were able to move the model to anywhere in the room(luckily it was on wheels!), which really helped us get our backdrop and lighting just right. It was so nerve-racking to move the giant replica! After shooting a from multiple possible angles we packed up the car and headed home after a fun, but exhausting, shoot. Check out some images below!

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The use of warming gels on the lights help capture the bronze color of the building.Wynn Casino Everett Model

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A second model previewed the interior of the casino, showing a colorful floral design for the lobby. Included is also a beautiful ferris wheel and the Popeye statue created by famous artist Jeffery Koons, whose work is featured in several casinos in Las Vegas.Wynn Casino Interior Model

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Michael sets up the composition for an eye level shot of the model.Framing the Wynn Casino Model

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Below are two of our final images. We can’t wait to see the real life Wynn Casino, coming soon

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EXPLOSIVE VIDEOGRAPHY AND PHOTOGRAPHY

We always love an adventure, and when we were preparing for a recent photo shoot and full video production, we know we had one! We were all blown away by the final product:

To go along with the video series, the client also wanted some photography work done. The goal was dramatic and sleek looking images to promote a health care leadership program. Check out some of the images from the series below!

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Next up was the video, which required a lot of components working together in synch. We had to make custom props,  hire pyrotechnicians and  find the highest caliber slo-mo camera to make the shot look just right.

We started our day with the preparation: our pyrotechnician drilled into the back of the mercury staffs  in order to make room for the explosives.

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Back inside, his son (and partner), was gluing in the detonation cord, or det cord for short. It might look like harmless laces or rope, but it packs some serious power!

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The finished product was prepped for the shoot by being strung up in midair.

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In order to capture all the details of the blast, we needed a camera with a very high frame per second, like the Phantom Flex shown below.

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Explosions are messy; we had to make sure we protected the camera behind some plexy! Cleaning between takes definitely took some time but the final product was well worth it.

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After the explosive shots, we needed some shots of the aftermath as well. After switching the Phantom to the dolly we were ready for action!

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Before breaking down our explosive set, we couldn’t help but experiment with a few other products. Check out the video below!

BOSTON POLICE COMMISSIONER: LEADING BOSTON’S FINEST

Boston’s Finest needs a strong leader, and that’s exactly what Police Commissioner William B. Evans is. Our team recently had the opportunity to photograph the Commissioner for the cover of SCENE magazine.  Rather than photographing him in the studio, we wanted to showcase him out in the city he protects.

First thing was getting the set ready. We picked a location with a city skyline, and added in the police cars to set the mood.

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Michael and the team worked quickly in the cold to get all the lighting and setup ready for when Commissioner Evans arrived.

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Our team member Jayna set up the camera and took some test shots. We lucked out with some beautiful skies!

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SCENE Magazine’s Publisher and Creative Director Bobby DiMarzo chatted with the police offers on location to give them direction for the photoshoot.

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When the Commissioner arrived, Michael and Bobby gave him a warm welcome before quickly diving into the details and getting the Commissioner groomed by our stylist Krystle Feher.

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Michael went over the image inspiration with the Boston Police Commissioner before beginning the photoshoot to make sure that the mood was just right.

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Commissioner Evans and a few of Boston’s Finest got into their places and received a few last minute pointers and tips from Michael before starting.

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All that was left to do was to shoot! The team had to work quick to get the perfect image with the time that Commissioner Bill Evans had available in his busy schedule!

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Everything went smoothly, and the image only needed a few lines of copy before gracing the cover of SCENE magazine!

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VIDEO PRODUCTION ON THE ROAD IN SAN DIEGO

Recently we went to San Diego for a video production project. It was a lot of early mornings and long days, but we live by the philosophy of work hard, play hard.

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When we finally arrived in San Diego, we had a few moments to enjoy the warm weather and beautiful scenery before heading off to work!

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Setting up all the cameras and lights took a while, but luckily the sunshine was cooperating with our team.

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We brought in some local talent to conduct the interview, including a professional interviewer as well as some local grips. You can never have enough footage to help make a video look perfect!

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After a hard day’s work, in the evening our crew found some time to enjoy the sunset along the waterfront.

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Working for a studio, they couldn’t help but grab some beautiful shots!

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The work might have been tough and the hours long, but at the end of the trip Our team were all smiles at a job well done!

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CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF ICE CREAM

It might be getting cold outside, but that won’t stop us from having fun with our favorite dessert: ice cream! Our team spent some time recently creating some very appetizing treats and showing them off in a lively way. Check it out below!

Scooping up ice cream for the whole studio!

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Don’t leave the sandwich by the window too long!

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Make sure to eat it before it all melts!

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Ice cream scoops not your thing? What about a nice cappuccino milkshake?

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Top it off with with some cinnamon and whipped cream and who could resist!

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All ice cream tastes better with some hot fudge!

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Even though it’s winter, there’s still room for some summery raspberry ice cream in our studio!

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With all these delicious treats tempting us, we had just as much fun eating it as we did shooting it!

BEST OF 2015: OUR VIDEO AND PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECTS IN REVIEW

2015 was quite a year for us here at the studio! From exciting photo and video projects to awards we were honored to win, we have a lot to be thankful for! Here are some of our favorite memories:

Early in the year, we were still working on finalizing and putting out two exciting video projects. The first was the Seapoint Estate video, where we highlighted a beautiful ocean side mansion.

Michael preparing for some beautiful drone video shots.

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Another project we finished up was a TV commercial to help promote the Pine Street Inn, a local homeless shelter in Boston. It was exciting to see our work air on Channel 5!

Even though the weather was poor, our spirits remained high!

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We also finished up a video helping showcase the non-profit Medicine Wheel and their goal of installing a paved path connecting the Boston National Historical Park.

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When Obama came to Boston to open the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States in honor of the late Ted Kennedy, we all enjoyed reminiscing on when Michael photographed Ted Kennedy in 1995.

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In April, Michael was honored to be highlighted in Boston.com for his constant philanthropic work for the community and his help for local charities to increase their support and donations.

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In May, Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito came to the studio to be photographed for the cover of Scene Magazine. We were all so excited they took the time from their busy schedule to get their portraits taken!

Over the summer, we got started on some exciting video projects, starting with a video and photoshoot featuring Boston Bruin’s goal keeper Tuukka Rask.

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While on set shooting Tuukka Rask for Franklin Sports, some of the kids practices their floor hockey slap shots on Raask

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Next, we worked on some some dramatic close-up filming and photography showcasing the beauty of the new iRobot product.

We also helped to promote one of Medicine Wheel’s other endeavors, Hand in Hand. The program helps to promote communication and understanding between police officers and young adults.

Using a dolly and a lot of patience, we worked tirelessly to capture the beauty of Circle Furniture.

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We wrapped up a fun summer of video projects with a video highlighting the beauty of Louis Vuitton

By the fall, the award announcements began to come in, and we were honored with 4 Merit Award from Graphis Competitions for our food photography work with Baskin Robbins!

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We also were honored with two nominations for the international Black and White Spider Awards in the categories Nude Photography and Advertising Photography

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The fun continued when we filmed the Mayo Bowl hosted by New England Patriots Defensive Captain Jerod Mayo. It was a lot of work but we made some time for meeting some of the Patriots team, including Tom Brady, Danny Amendola, Chandler Jones and Julian Edelman!

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We wrapped up an exciting year with a gym shoot featuring a top New England Patriots player. More details to come in 2016!

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After a busy year like 2015, we are all eager to see what 2016 will have in store for us. Stay tuned on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with all our latest photography and video production activities!