And walked they did! – all over Boston to four separate locations as we took it on the road with Timberland for a shoot featuring their latest style. As if that wasn’t enough, we brought our love for pyrotechnics out with us too. We created smoke and steam just to add a little urban flavor to the landscape.


Straight from the Tear Sheet.

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Who would have thought that a public alley way could be used so creatively?

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Even Officer Bobby got a little curious.

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Our own special recipe for smoke (kids, don’t try this at home!)

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You can say these boots are smokin’ ūüôā

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Dual purpose umbrellas – Mary Poppins would be jealous.

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Yeah, that’s us back there.


Things were quite exciting at the studio last week when the Governor¬†Charlie Baker stopped by! Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito also made an appearance so Michael could photograph the¬†two for the¬†Spring cover¬†of Scene Magazine. The Indresano team was honored to have both high-profile public officials take some time out of their busy schedules to visit the studio. State Troopers came to the studio the day prior to conduct¬†a site survey and they also assessed the area¬†twice during the day of the shoot to ensure everything was safe and ready for the Governor’s arrival! Check out some pictures from the shoot below as well as an exclusive behind the scenes video!

Governor Charlie Baker Portrait

Governor of Massachusetts Charlie Baker

Governor Charlie Baker Poses with Lieutenant Governor Karyn PolitePower pose!

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Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito ready for her close up.

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Presidential portrait?


You wouldn’t believe it if we told you, so we’ll¬†show you instead. Before last months crazy blizzard, strong¬†winds were blowing when¬†we heard a tremendous crashing noise. We rushed outside and found a Cooper’s Hawk that had smashed into our window! In an attempt to fly south for the winter and escape the brutal cold & snow, the little guy made an unplanned detour¬†at the studio!

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Definitely not ready for a close up after that crash – OUCH.

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Amazingly the hawk was still alive, but pretty dazed from the impact.

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We immediately called animal rescue at MSPCA and they sent a field technician to recover the injured bird.
At the end of the day, we were all relieved and happy that the hawk survived and is in good hands.


It’s amazing what can be accomplished when we all work together! Naturally, we felt so proud and inspired after completing this project for Medicine Wheel Productions. Just last year the Edward Ingersoll Browne Fund awarded Medicine Wheel with a grant to install an accessible, paved path connecting the Boston National Historical Park. We couldn’t be happier to help Medicine Wheel promote their goal of having 600 engraved bricks donated to¬†line the path.¬†We tried our best to capture the essence of the project and help spread awareness to have¬†bricks donated. Check out our finished video below and see what a great time we had!

Here is the final video we produced!

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We were lucky it was such a beautiful day!

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Michael Dowling laying a good foundation.

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Attention to detail.

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Richie Dinsmore getting his hands dirty.

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Making a splash!


A mix of freezing rain, wind, and snow really put a damper on our shoot for the Pine Street Inn, but it turned out to be exactly what we needed! Shooting the promo piece for the Pine Street Inn in such dismal weather conditions not only gave us the opportunity to bring our video concept to life, but also gave us the chance to experience what it was like to be exposed to such harsh elements for an extended period of time. Going into the shoot, no one could have predicted the feelings we would all have at the end of the day. There was an overall greater appreciation for the warm homes we are fortunate to return to each night. We felt an extreme sense of pride creating such a strong awareness video for the Pine Street Inn to help fight homelessness. Take a look through our photos and experience what this long but fulfilling day was like!

Take a look at our finished commercial!

DSC_3286It wasn’t easy¬†blocking off¬†3 busy streets!
Our producers were able to get the permits to block off Necco, Melcher, and A Street.

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Boston Police helped keep the streets clear for our production.


Special effects artist Krystle getting our actor ready in the production trailer.


Norman’s looking the part and ready¬†for action.

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The details matter.

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Well…it was working just fine a second ago.

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Ashley in the zone for the camera.


Getting the right angles for each scene is important.


Anyone need an umbrella?

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 Keeping this baby dry was a challenge, but we succeeded.

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Getting our main shot.

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Film crew on set.

DSC_3291Keeping our Norman warm and dry!


Here are some more of our favorite behind-the-scenes photo opps from 2012.  We hope you enjoy, and we look forward to capturing even more fun moments on set in 2013.  Happy new year, everyone!


Velcro shoot: the school children — ahem, crew — sit quietly at their desks as they wait to take directions from the teacher during Saturday detention.


Long shoot days make for a sleepy Lulu!


Our 2012 interns learned a lot (while having some fun!) in the studio this year.  Thanks Elise, Anthony, and Allie for all your help!


The creatives from Hill Holliday don’t mind taking risks on set as they encourage our model to leap over them.

Caleb shows up at work even against Doctor’s orders.


Joel and Michael do a great job telling jokes to get our child actors smiling during a shoot.

Lauren and Jen get crafty in the kitchen during a shoot – cake decorating takes some serious teamwork!


Resident studio pooch, Sophia, takes her place on set as her dad (Michael) sets up.


Food stylist and Instagram-enthusiast, Catrine Kelty, takes a moment on set to post a snapshot for her avid followers.


Michael and Digital Tech, Jen, review images outside on a chilly day shooting on location, their iced coffees never far away.

The special effects costume designer puts some final details on the alien hand for a Men in Black III promotion.


Food as Art?  Or Art as Food?  It was hard to tell the difference during one of our recent shoots!

Last month we had the opportunity to work on a photo shoot with¬†The Catered Affair¬†for their 2013 marketing campaign. ¬†We had way too much fun creating so many beautiful pieces of eye candy. ¬† ¬†Their talented team of chefs and food stylists created food that almost looked too pretty to eat. (of course we didn’t let that stop us!)

Here are some of the final images, deliciously inspired and skillfully brought to life as seen through Michael’s eyes.

Sophisticated French apple tart.

Passionfruit-pomegranate punch pops against the beautiful wood grain on our in-house surface.


Now take a look at what went on behind the camera to get those artfully inspired food shots.

Chef Shane diligently puts the finishing touch on the lobster tail before it gets whisked away to the set.

Pastry chef, Krista, skillfully preps the mango-blueberry tarts for the shot.

Miniature pear, beet, goat cheese, and candied pecan salads being prepped in the kitchen.  Look at all that great natural light.

From kitchen to set… the client was thrilled with the final shots.

Beverage director, Markos, pours some bubbly as Michael captures the perfect moment on camera.

Nothing like a champagne toast to celebrate another successful day of shooting!


 Stylist Sara Mills-Broffman does everything
from shorelines to campsites.
 We had her create the perfect sand dune for a sunny getaway.
 Of course, the sand needs to be perfect- down to the last grain.
For a change of gears, Sara stands in to help our model
hold up a kayak.
Ever see anything more in need of a steaming than a tent?
 Luckily, we can kick back at the end of the day and relax with some perfectly placed cans of soda.


Could all these perfect scoops be real or is Michael dreaming?
He must be dreaming- they’re all numbered and on their own plate!

Michael may want his scoops in a grid,
but Michele prefers hers with a shallow depth of field and a cherry on top.



Michael and assistant Joel Laino setting up.


Stylist Courtney Kilmartin laying sod and arranging plants,
making spring arrive in the freezing cold.


Art Director Cindy Emery and assistant Mike Cevoli
taking a smoke break while the crew sets up on the roof
Cindy’s back, time to get to work!


Joel braving the cold to set up the perfect lighting
Mike carrying equipment up and down, up and down,
at least four, …maybe five, flights of stairs. 

Beautiful portrait of Mike (nice job Michele!). 

At least we can pretend it is a warm sunny afternoon with cocktails
(red dye and water, yum!).


No Cindy, you can’t thaw out with a hot bath, time to go!