MEDICINE WHEEL – HAND IN HAND 2019 WITH BOSTON POLICE COMMISSIONER WILLIAM GROSS

The Indresano Studios team has partnered up with Medicine Wheel Productions to host Medicine Wheel’s “Hand in Hand” event, which aims to bridge the culture gap between some of Boston’s at-risk youth and the Boston Police Department. It is a full day of bonding activities, eventually culminating in a photoshoot at Indresano Studios!

In addition to hosting the photo shoot, the Indresano team is producing a short video for Medicine Wheel’s promotional purposes.

Hand In Hand brings together Boston Police officers and young adults, most of whom have had negative experiences with police in the past, to try to understand and accept their differences by embracing their similarities; namely their humanity, and common experience.

Medicine Wheel Hand in Hand – Hand Casting

Before the workshop began, our team interviewed a few of the young adults, as well as Medicine Wheel Director Michael Dowling and Director of Public Art and Advocacy Richard Dinsmore to learn a little more about what this program is and how it has helped the two communities become closer together.

Each young adult is paired with an officer, then the workshop begins with a meditation period. Following this, each participant writes an “I Am” poem about identity.

Medicine Wheel Hand in Hand – “I Am” Poems

Partners then create a mold of their clasped hands, which is later turned into a bronzed cast. These hand-in-hand statues are then displayed at Medicine Wheel, and at any events that Medicine Wheel hosts.

Medicine Wheel Hand in Hand – Hand Casting

After a short dinner, participants then head to Indresano Studios to get their portraits taken.

Boston Police Commissioner William Gross with Damarius
Boston Police Commissioner William Gross with Damarius

Medicine Wheel Director Michael Dowling with Mookie
Medicine Wheel Director Michael Dowling with Mookie

Thank you to Boston PD, and Medicine Wheel and the young adults of Medicine Wheel for letting us be a part of this important day! We’re excited to help spread the word about this amazing program.

To see more of our photography and video work, please check us out at www.Indresano.com

COMMERCIAL VIDEO PRODUCTION IN BOSTON

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical

In search of brick walls and iron bars, we at Indresano packed up a full studio’s worth of video equipment and brought it all to a stunning location in the heart of Boston.

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical

Our heavy-hitting Sony F5 allowed us to capture this Lifestyle/Product video shoot in stunning 4K RAW. We used a very special ARRI lens to capture macro details in our client’s apparel at a phenomenal focusing distance of 3 inches!

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical

After an extensive casting call, our client was thrilled with the performances that Kyrel (Maggie Inc.), Christian (Model Club), and Alicia (Dynasty) brought to the shoot.

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical

The three of them had contagious energy that lasted through the entire day — not an easy feat for an all-day shoot!

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical

Of course, our on-set producer was carefully documenting the day for posterity. Check out our Instagram for more sneak peeks from this shoot as well as others!

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical

Our media pipeline allowed our client to preview and rate clips as the shoot progressed. This way, our editors were set to get down to business as soon as the media was ingested back at Indresano Studios.

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical

 

That’s a wrap! A great video is comprised of awesome creative, great talent, a fantastic location, and a fabulous team. To see more of our video work, check out our website at www.indresano.com/video-production. To see more of our work, check out our main website at www.indresano.com.

FOOD VIDEO SHOOT WITH INDRESANO STUDIOS

We were cooking up a storm in the studio at our most recent food video shoot! Food stylist, Sunny Ricks, was hard at work making sure all the ingredients were video ready.

For over 25 years, we have built a name for ourselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical

A job such as this needs plenty of space for the stylists to perfect their creations. They were able to make themselves right at home here at Indresano Studios.

For over 25 years, we have built a name for ourselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical

Of course, the food stylists needed all of their tools of the trade for this video shoot.

For over 25 years, we have built a name for ourselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical

They weren’t alone in being prepared, prop stylist, Verne Cordova, started his holiday meal prep early this year for this video project.

For over 25 years, we have built a name for ourselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical

We used the Sony F5 to capture all the savory details of the delicious food.

For over 25 years, we have built a name for ourselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical

It wasn’t only the food that was looking good in this video shoot. We made sure we had plenty of wardrobe options in the studio.

For over 25 years, we have built a name for ourselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical

We were impressed how food stylist, Katrin Schnippering, was “berry” concentrated on set.

For over 25 years, we have built a name for ourselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical

After this video shoot, prop stylist, Verne Cordova, slipped into a pretty serious food coma. Guess he played with his food too much!

For over 25 years, we have built a name for ourselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical

To check out more of our food photography work, go to our website: www.indresano.com/foodphotography.com 

LIFESTYLE PHOTO SHOOT: THE INTERN’S VIEW

Welcome to day one of production for our most recent lifestyle photo shoot. As well as my first location shoot as an intern at Indresano Studios!

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning jewelry photography with a passion that borders on the fanatical.

My second week and we were on the road for a location shoot. Kudos to Maggie Model, Ilima for handling the heat so well in late August! She was relieved when this shot was positioned in the shade.

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning jewelry photography with a passion that borders on the fanatical.

I stayed on my toes all day to make sure that Ilima and the product were good to go. Every member of the team did great in the hot weather.

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning jewelry photography with a passion that borders on the fanatical.

Day one of production and my first location shoot was a success! It was great to see a full team at work for this lifestyle photo shoot. As a young creative, there was a lot to take away from the day.

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning jewelry photography with a passion that borders on the fanatical.

We knew day two of production for this on location lifestyle shoot would be that much better when we saw this would be our view for the day!

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning jewelry photography with a passion that borders on the fanatical.

 Sabrina from Model Club was a natural on set! She looked perfectly business professional thanks to the outfits chosen for the shots by TEAM wardrobe stylist, Coleen Gannon.

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning jewelry photography with a passion that borders on the fanatical.

Coleen and TEAM hair and makeup stylist, Paula Voisembert, were an amazing pair for this lifestyle photo shoot! They were on top of everything, especially with the wind being so strong.

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning jewelry photography with a passion that borders on the fanatical.

A loud bang caught us off guard! The U.S.S. Constitution gave everyone a surprise visit with it’s roaring canons. What a special treat on a beautiful day, and a great way to top off day two.

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning jewelry photography with a passion that borders on the fanatical.

A successful two days of production at two different locations. Now for the post production work. Michael and everyone involved taught me so much in just these two days.

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning jewelry photography with a passion that borders on the fanatical.

The rush of having a heavy schedule in the early weeks of my internship was exactly what I needed. It gave me no choice but to learn more about equipment needed for on location lifestyle shoots shoots.

To see more of our product and lifestyle photography work, check out our website www.indresano.com!

ON LOCATION VIDEO SHOOT

Our most recent video shoot took place in the great outdoors!

Maggie Model Brian Hanley was one of the most polished landscapers we’ve ever seen 😉 He was also a good sport wearing a flannel shirt on a 90 degree summer day.

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical.

TEAM hair and make up artist Ashley was there every step of the way to complete the look the client wanted for this video.

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical.

In between takes, Brian found the time to make cheeseburgers for some of the crew!For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical.

Even when he isn’t posing, he can’t take a bad photo. That is the true mark of a natural born model.

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical.

As Brian was soaking in some sun, he witnessed some silly shenanigans on set (see next image)…

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical.

…our prop stylist couldn’t help himself from having some fun! Thankfully our producer kept things on track and we created a successful video 🙂

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical.

To check out more of our work in video, go to www.indresano.com!

LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHY & SELF DRIVING CARS: BEHIND THE SCENES

Fasten your seat belts, it’s time for an epic lifestyle photo shoot! For this lifestyle shoot, we brought and shot a luxury self-driving car in the studio.

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical.

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This was not the first car we’ve shot in the studio so we knew exactly how to set up our Hasselblad camera to get the best angles.

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical.

It was such a treat to shoot with Lauren Fitzgerald from Maggie Inc. Lauren is naturally beautiful, but TEAM Makeup Artist Paula helped enhance her gorgeous features!

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical.

Lauren from Maggie Inc. was riding in style all day in this luxury vehicle.

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical.

Since we were shooting in the studio, we had to create our own weather. We used this fan to help show how it would feel to ride in this luxury autonomous car with the wind in your hair.

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical.

Our digital tech knew just the right buttons to hit to create the perfect wind storm. Talk about riding in style 😉

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical.

Below are some of the final images we created of the models cruising in the self-driving car!

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical.

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical.

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical.

Check out more of our work on our website www.indresano.com

A TOTALLY FUN DAY: TOTAL WIRELESS PHOTO AND VIDEO SHOOT

We recently worked on a new campaign of images and GIFs, and we knew immediately we were in for an exciting time at the studio. With two sets for a photo and video shoot, seven models and stylists, it was a packed house full of fun! Check out more below.

We started the morning off right with the energetic Courtland. With so many different models coming in overlapping times throughout the day, it was great to start the day on a high note.

When having both a photography and video shoot in a day, you need to streamline everything as much as possible. We worked seamlessly with our team to get both a photography and green screen video set in side by side.

Hair and makeup artist Alexandra from TEAM helped make sure Gabi, the model, was looking her best on both sets!

Hiding behind the racks, you can see a glimpse our wardrobe/prop stylist Coleen, also from TEAM, hard at work. She shopped for all seven models and the different props needed for the shoot- talk about shopping ’til you drop!

The high energy start to the shoot continued throughout the entire day . Just look at this excitement! It’s safe to say we had a totally awesome day with Total Wireless!

VIDEO INTERVIEWS IN SAN DIEGO

The cold and snow were too slow to leave Boston, and Indresano team was impatient for warmer weather! So they packed up their gear and went down to sunny San Diego for a video shoot.

Once the crew scouted out the best location, they got right down to business getting all the gear set and ready!

Our Production Coordinator Shannon filled in as the interviewee in order to adjust lighting and sound just right for the videos. But that didn’t stop her from working!

Notice anything about the window frames? Here’s a hint- it involved a lot of taping! We covered the black frames in white in order to create the perfect background for the shot

With everything all ready to go, our professional interviewer got everything underway.

It takes a great crew to film a strong interview!

After two days of prep and filming, our team had just enough time left in San Diego to visit the seals in La Jolla.

 Jayna and Shannon even managed to snag a ‘seal’fie with one of them!

 

WARDROBES & WINDEX: MY FIRST WEEK AS AN INTERN

“Cream or sugar?” It’s the clichéd but fail-proof question lurking in the back of my mind on Day 1 of any internship. Somehow my social awkwardness didn’t scare away the interviewers, and the much-anticipated first day leaves my mind spinning. Will it be super corporate? Will the rest of the team like me? Will I learn about the industry or practice my barista skills? “Point me to the Keurig,” I think, just to be on the safe side.

I am so grateful to say those anxieties evaporated the second I entered Michael Indresano Photography. The studio is stunning. It’s modern and sophisticated yet fun and energetic. Early 2000s R&B blasts on the radio all day. Oh, did I mention there’s a dog? Take a look at the majestic Sofia who keeps us company:

Just when I thought things couldn’t get better, Michael let us know we would be having a shoot later in the week for a company specializing in beauty products. Check out some behind the scenes moments as I took in all this incredible first week had to offer:

The Set

Rule #1: Windex is your friend. We got right to work preparing for the shoot by making sure the studio was spotless and the equipment was ready to go. Shoutout to Abby for teaching me how to test the camera and set up the lights.

The Wardrobe

Hangers galore! I was stunned to see how many clothing options arrived at the studio for the shoot.

The Crew

A shoot is nothing without a dedicated crew. Here we have our insanely talented hair stylist Paula, wardrobe specialist Coleen, and makeup artist Jennifer. It was so great working with this detail-oriented team!

The Models

Not only were they beautiful, but the models are some of the most genuinely friendly people I’ve met. Here are some shots of Lauren, Anna, and Anais as the shoot got underway.

The Favorite

Last but not least, here’s one of my favorite behind-the-scenes shots from the day. Check out the beautiful flares that the lighting cast on our bold model Anais.

As you can see, I’d say it was a pretty amazing first week all in all. Thank you so much to Michael for the incredible internship opportunity. I can’t wait to see what else upcoming weeks have in store!

ICE CREAM POLAR PIZZA SHOOT

Who wouldn’t want to grab a Baskin-Robbins Polar Pizza slice after watching this!? Enjoy!

Check out the final video above!

Some of the behind the scene shots of our Baskin Robbins Polar Pizza. Took Michael and the team 3 days to shoot the sequences needed to make the cut. Each flavor was shot separately and edited in post to give that final polished look. Momentum, music, rhythm, appetite appeal, and the flow of the video are qualities that we focused on highlighting. In total there are 49 actual shots to create this 30 second video, however we took 2-3 takes per shot.

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Something that looks simple in a video may be quite complex to shoot. Applying math is an indispensable way of accomplishing such a task. Image above shows how we divided up each slice and marked them numerically for an action sequence. In the final video clip, you can see the results of this kind of math in action.

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At the end of the day, it is about getting the shot and getting it right. Executing creative ideas take a lot of “thinking outside the box”. This is just a casual example of the things we use to get the shots we want.

Very cool slow motion behind the scenes video of Jayna dropping the candy pieces on top of the Polar Pizza (below)! See the clip in the final Polar Pizza video at 0.07 seconds in (above).