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!

 

ON LOCATION FOR A NIKE WORKOUT VIDEO

Walking into the gym, we were greeted with huge, muscular men and women who helped us lift up our heavy video equipment onto their loading dock and into the gym. They made it look so easy! Tossing our bags and picking up our heavy cases as if they were as light as a feather.

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After meeting Jeff, we set up to do some heavy lifting. We get tired from lifting our Sony F5 camera all day which weighs about 12 pounds, so when Jeff showed us his signature move: lifting a dumbbell with metal chains attached to it, he made us look like wimps!

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Our goal for the video was to create a cool effect. With the right tools and techniques, we were able to give our video the misty, dark, and grungy look we were hoping for.

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After an intense day of working out, Jeff was getting so pumped and heated from all the heavy lifting that the fire alarms went off! (We actually triggered them off, whoops!) We had a brief chat with the fire marshal, and then got right back to work.

Let’s just say if we saw Jeff or any of the other members of the the gym walking down the street, we’d think twice before messing with them. Those guys are jacked!

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Check out the final video below:

GIVING BACK IN THE SPIRIT OF THANKSGIVING

Over the course 3 rainy days, Liberty Mutual had over 150 employees volunteer to clean up a public park called No Man’s Land in South Boston.  Michael Indresano and the team are doing their part in giving back to the community. Joining hands with Liberty Mutual on behalf of Medicine Wheel on this project is not only a way to show our appreciation but also to give thanks to the community to which we belong. See video below of all the hard work and inspiring moments from the No Man’s Land cleanup:

 

Liberty Mutual is a huge contributor to public charity on a global scale.

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Anna White, Director of Community  Initiatives at Medicine Wheel, shows volunteers the lay of the land.

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Richie Dinsmore, Director of Advocacy and Public Art at Medicine Wheel, gives directions as workers clean up.

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Joseph DiMaio from Liberty Mutual led the effort as project manager also gets hands-on and puts in the extra effort.

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3 days of rain makes this project that much more rewarding.

 

THE 2016 HATCH AWARDS: DIGITAL VIDEO HONORED WITH MERIT

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We always love being able to collaborate with great teams on exciting projects, and the caduceus video we made for NAIL Communications was no different. When we heard they were entered our video collaboration to the Hatch Awards in the category of “Digital : Video Short Form Single Entry” and that it was awarded a merit, we were so proud we just had to share! You can check out some behind the scenes on our blog post on it.

Be sure to check out the honored video:

 

GETTING ALL THE ANGLES: VIDEO INTERVIEW SERIES

High end video equipment and a focused group of creative people is what Michael Indresano Photography brought to this multi-day shoot. We worked with corporate executives on a series of interviews. Multiple cameras means multiple perspectives but we never lost sight of the project goal – to make an awesome video.

The famed Sony F55, Sony F5 and their little cousin the Sony FS7 all in attendance at the shoot!

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Managing the complexity of a video set means getting everything spot on.

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We also have to get the lighting just right. With a combination of natural light from the full windows in the hallways and some small but powerful LED panels, we were able to achieve it!

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Walking by outside, someone would certainly be curious about what was happening!

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Smile for the camera! Using a dolly is always a great way to get some nice, dynamic shots!

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After everything was set up, we had our team member sit in the interviewee chair so we could make our final tweaks and make sure everything was perfect.

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Here is a glimpse into the real behind the scenes of a shoot. All the equipment and manpower involved into making a video is quite remarkable. Next time you see a commercial or video, think about all the work and people that come together to create the thing you are watching.

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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:

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY

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

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!

WHEN A LOCATION IS TOO BEAUTIFUL FOR WORDS…SHOOT VIDEO INSTEAD!

A weekend spent working isn’t so bad when you get to stay in a mansion like this one!  Our team spent days on location with the best crew and equipment to make sure we captured the breathtaking and magnificent essence of this home.  Stay tuned for the final product, we are beyond excited to reveal it!

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 Final touches by makeup artist Julia on our model as the crew sets up

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There’s nothing quite as beautiful as a 360 degree view of the ocean

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Eric and Jack follow our model to capture not only her beautiful flowing dress but also the sound of her running through the grass

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Our model Sherry Spinale from Maggie Inc. takes a break in between takes!

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This infinity pool looked so inviting – even in the middle of November

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A location like this calls for a drone

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Drone Over Head!

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Michael and Millie duck to hide from the drone

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A perfect night for filming!

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The library was gorgeous!

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A beautiful sunset to wrap up day one!