MY VIDEO PRODUCTION AND COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY INTERNSHIP

If I only had one word to describe my summer internship at Indresano Studios it would be busy. From day one I already felt like a member of the Indresano team.

We kept very busy this summer with multiple photo and video shoots. On set I got to learn about all the areas of video production and commercial photography.

One of my favorite things I got to do was help out an in-house casting session for a healthcare photo shoot. Over the course of several days, actors and models from all over New England came into the studio to audition for an in-house casting.

Since I was helping out with casting, I decided to audition for a role myself; and I even got cast! That was really exciting for me since it gave me experience being in front of the camera too.

Indresano Studios was a fantastic hands on experience that exposed me to so many aspects of the video production and commercial photography industry in Boston.

Check out more of their work at www.indresano.com.

PINE STREET INN VIDEO

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Pine Street Inn, one of Boston’s largest providers of shelter and support for the city’s homeless population. In recognition of this milestone, and to give back to the community, we here at Indresano Studios have embarked on a documentary project with the Pine Street Inn in an effort to highlight the important work the Pine Street Inn provides to the city of Boston. The goals of this project are to give voice to Boston’s homeless community and to spread awareness of the resources still needed to support and re-house the city’s homeless population.

A moving quote from a Pine Street Inn Guest

The team’s first objective was to collect stories. The most effective way to dehumanize the issue of homelessness is to spread personal stories, experiences, and words.

The Indresano Studios team strategizes how to best capture these personal stories

Our team had the opportunity to interview three homeless men, John, Ray, and Jamil, on the first day of the shoot. In the interviews, our team learned details about each man’s past that led them to homelessness, their struggles to find housing and their hopes and goals for the future.

A behind the scenes glimpse at the video shot
Our media pipeline allows us to monitor and rate clips as they are happening
The Indresano Team got the chance to interview a former Pine Street Inn guest in his new home

The team’s 4th interview of the day was with Nelson, the director of the Pine Street Inn’s Outreach Program. The Pine Street Inn has multiple vans traveling Boston 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to help bring the Pine Street Inn’s support to people in need, rather than leaving them on their own to secure transportation to the shelter.

Nelson, Director of Pine Street Inn’s Outreach Program

Our team also had the distinct privilege of accompanying the outreach team on a particularly snowy night. Members of the outreach team supplied blankets, hot food, and other forms of support to members of Boston’s homeless community.

A homeless man receives a blanket and a ride to the Pine Street Inn from the snowy Boston night
Mike, an Outreach worker with Pine Street Inn, talks to a man to ask if he wants a ride to the Pine Street Inn shelter.

As this project progresses, we hope to bring further updates to our readers. For now, it’s back to work on the Pine Street Inn’s 50th anniversary video!

To see more of our video production work, check out our website at www.indresano.com/video

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 

DIAMOND JEWELRY PHOTOGRAPHY

They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, and with great jewelry photography showcasing their beauty, we can see why!

Check out some images we’ve worked on recently that showcase all the beauty in our client’s designs.

With jewelry photography, sometimes it’s fun to play into the design of the jewelry with the propping of the shot.

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.

Using our 100 pixel camera, we were able to capture all the incredible detail and facets of the diamonds in perfect clarity.

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.

To help really make the natural beauty of the jewelry shine, we incorporated different textures and pops of color in the images.

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 also used various styling and photography techniques in the jewelry photography to help showcase their unique designs.

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.

Using mirrors was a playful prop that helped capture a full 360 degree look at all the beautiful details of the jewelry.

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.

Beautiful bangle sets like this made it easy to capture stunning jewelry photography!

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 client liked photography so much, their smiles shined almost as bright as these diamonds. 🙂

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.

Want more? Check out our website indresano.com to see more from our portfolio

FLEXING OUR VIDEO PRODUCTION MUSCLES WITH BOWFLEX

The team kicked into high gear to capture photography and video of the Bowflex Max Trainer M7. Fitness at the studio!

After our day of video was complete, the team spent another 2 days capturing high-end images to showcase all the exciting features and design of the product. Check out some of the images below!

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.

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.

Want to see more? Check out indresano.com for our image and video portfolio!

FASHION VIDEO SHOOT

Indresano Studios got glamorous for our most recent video 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.

We pulled out all of our top of the line video equipment to make sure the final products of this shoot were as flawless as the subject 😉

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.

Kristina from Model Club showed impressive concentration on set and really brought the videos to the next level.

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.

Maggie Inc. model Alyssa was ready for her close up on this video 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.

We made sure we had the best models, lighting, equipment, crew, set, and resources for this video 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.

You can check out more of our video shoots on our website www.indresano.com 

BEST PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEOGRAPHY OF 2017

With the start of 2018, we looked back on a year full of challenging photography and videography projects, exciting clients, and big changes at the studio! Check out some of the highlights of the last year below:

The year started off with a photoshoot – Baby Michael’s first time on set! During our annual Indresano’s Angels shoot, we were fortunate to have our own ‘Charlie’ for the day, although we think ours was a little cuter. 🙂

Then it was time for some deja vu: we were back in San Diego to conduct a video interview of new international executives for a corporate video series. Our crew did a quick turnaround and was only on the ground for 36 hours, but that didn’t stop them from seeing the sights and getting in a little local fun!

With the crew back to the cold New England, we had a client who was keeping it hot in the studio with a model photoshoot! Hair product company Toni & Guy came to the studio for a glamorous beauty shoot. In addition to the final shots of fun new hairstyles, we also captured some tutorial photographs of how to get the same look.

Michael Indresano Photography is a full service commercial photography studio in South Boston, Massachusetts. We offer a full suite of creative services from pre-production to post-production.

Michael Indresano Photography is a full service commercial photography studio in South Boston, Massachusetts. We offer a full suite of creative services from pre-production to post-production.

It wouldn’t be a year in review if we didn’t mention the amazing Superbowl LI win for the Patriots! We were excited to photograph two New England Patriot all-stars in the studio this year- running back James White and tight end Rob Gronkowski. Check out some images and behind the scenes videos below!

This year also included some fun videography projects, including one for a new DuoClean vacuum. We worked to capture the high end, sleek side of a product that people often overlook as simply utilitarian.

Some of our video productions also took the team on location, such as the 2-day video shoot we did in a gym to showcase Nike. We worked with a highly athletic model to help capture a gritty and intense final video.

We also had a new exciting addition to our photography team this year- our Hasselblad H6D 100C! It gives us files twice the size of other leading cameras, a much faster shutter speed, and 4K video capabilities.

Image of Hasselblad H6D-100C

The team was very honored to win a Black and White Spider Award for our photography and a Hatch Award from the Ad Club for our videography. Below is the Hasselblad image that won for the Black and White Spider Award.

And below is the video we made with MIT Tangible Media which won a Hatch Award in 2017.

Hatch Awards, Boston Commercial Photography, Boston Food Photography, Boston Food Video, Boston Videographer

MIT, Food Photography, Boston Food Photography, Boston Commercial Photographer

We also had several opportunities to drive some high-end cars into the studio. First up was a Range Rover in order to capture a sleek and detail oriented video showcasing the car. Next up was a Volvo XC90 Excellence Edition. We used the luxury car to showcase a new software design which creates a proactive suspension that eliminates motion in the car. The images from that shoot are coming in a blog soon, so keep an eye out!

A big project we undertook this year was converting our storage room into a highly organized prop closet. We went through all the props we collected over the years and logged them in a digital portfolio. We also created a numbering system so that we will be able to find any prop needed instantly. The result is a food photographer’s dream come true!

Michael Indresano Photography is a full service commercial photography studio in South Boston, Massachusetts. We offer a full suite of creative services ranging from pre-production to post-production.

This past year, the team had a chance to capture some shoe photography as well as make some videos. For instance, this fall we collaborated with Timberland on an exciting project, where we used photo smoke and our Sony F5 to create a social media campaign for their Limited Release boot.

We also worked with New Balance to create a dynamic photography campaign in magazines and other printed publications.

It wouldn’t be an annual review of all our work if we didn’t mention some of our food photography! We teamed up with Improper Bostonian and the talented food stylist John Carafoli to capture the cover photo for their pasta issue. Check out the final result below!

With a year as full as this one, we can’t wait for all the new projects and changes that 2018 will bring. Make sure to stay tuned to our blog to get sneak peeks and behind the scenes access in the new year!

And if you want more now, check out indresano.com

VIDEO PRODUCTION FOR SEAPOINT ESTATE

We had a blast handling all aspects of pre-production, shooting, editing, and producing the final video showcasing the magnificent Seapoint Estate!

A special thank you to Robert Kinlin for his kind words and a big congratulations on the successful sale of the magnificent Seapoint Estate! We are so grateful to have gotten to handle the video production for this project.

“Michael Indresano’s reputation for quality, perfection, and excellence made him the ideal person for this job. Only someone of his caliber could capture the fine craftsmanship, high quality, and sheer beauty of the Seapoint Estate. The video the Indresano team produced played an important role in displaying the magnificent  Estate. It was a pleasure working with Michael and his team.”                                -Robert Kinlin, Owner and Founder of Robert Paul Properties

Not only did we handle the shooting – including using drones for overhead shots – but we also took care of wardrobe, hair, makeup, casting, audio, lighting, and so much more. You name it, we did it! Here is a glimpse behind the scenes of this video production.

Our drone helped capture a breathtaking view of Sherry Spinale from Maggie Inc. running through the estate’s gorgeous green yard.

Of course we had to snap a quick picture of the amazing views. The sunsets at Seapoint Estate are unparalleled! It is the ideal location for a video production team.

We are so grateful to have been given the opportunity to produce a video of this incredible property. Check it out below!

HAZY DAYS: VIDEO AND PHOTOSHOOT WITH COLORED SMOKE

We always love a client that comes to us with a new approach, and this Limited Release Timberland photography and video shoot was exactly that. What better way to showcase a purple boot than with beautiful photo smoke!

When shooting photo and video with colored smoke, it’s important to be in a well ventilated area. And what’s more ventilated than shooting outside! We built our own little set right in our parking lot, which certainly had heads turing on the sidewalk.

While overcast skies can be great for lighting, the Sony camera is not a fan of the possible rain that comes along with it. Fortunately, our team created the perfect umbrella attachment to keep the Sony dry and happy!

The team worked with the shifting winds in order to capture the perfect shot of the smoke engulfing the boot. We ended up with some truly amazing images and video clips.

Close up, you can see the colors blending right at the point of ignition before billowing out in the wind. The saturation and movement of the smoke amazed us, it was almost like ink in water!

To help balance out some of the red in the smoke, we counteracted it with a blue light, leading to the perfect shade of purple.

After covering the block in a faint purple haze, it was time to edit! The goal was a seamlessly looped video, and our client was impressed with what we put together. Check it out below!