BIRD STRIKE!

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.
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WOULDN’T THIS BE A PERFECT WEEK TO BOOK A VACATION?

We’re wishing to be back in the warm weather after all the snow from that blizzard last week!  The picturesque river ways of Watertown Massachusetts got our attention when we scouted this location for a shoot with AAA. It provided the perfect backdrop for the concept of this ad campaign. As the Indresano team set up for the shoot, we encountered a few little web-footed surprises. Take a look!

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Here is our final product!
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Curious onlookers decide to join the shoot.
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Making friends everywhere we go.
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A little pow-wow moment among the crew.
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Michael directing the actor.
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The crew making fine adjustments.
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Keeping a canoe still is actually harder than it looks!
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Our esteemed stylist Joji entices a duck to get off the set.
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PAVING A COMMON PATH

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!

THE BEST MISERABLE DAY WE’VE HAD

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.

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

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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.

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Getting the right angles for each scene is important.

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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.

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VIDEO SHOOT PART 2: BEHIND THE SCENES IN MALAYSIA

Where do we even begin with our trip to Malaysia?! We traversed half way around the globe from Boston to Penang for the second and final stop of our video shoot. Over two days, we shot in a spice garden, a tropical fruit farm, a butterfly sanctuary, the Penang national forest, on the beautiful beaches, and in the thick of the city. We filmed in tuk tuks, out of the back of a moving vehicle, in the water with our underwater camera housing, and on a boat at sunset. Our models held butterflies, rode bikes, hiked in the rainforest, and frolicked in the ocean. We worked hard in the 80% humidity and scorching temperatures, but we wouldn’t have changed one second of it! Stay tuned for Part 3, where we’ll release the final video!

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Relaxing under the cool cover of the Butterfly Garden

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Start off the day with the warmth of the Malaysian sun

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Penang’s Tropical Spice Garden
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Look at the ladies admiring the koi pond

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Tuk tuk rides in Georgetown!

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Shooting IN the water! Don’t worry, we had underwater camera housing

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Looking out for an adventure cuz Life’s a Journey

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We shot in Penang’s Tropical Fruit Farm- our models sampled something delicious

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Stopping to pose with a bicycle and its happy owners

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Ending the day with some juicy tropical fruit

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VIDEO SHOOT PART 1: BEHIND THE SCENES IN CALIFORNIA

Step into the adventure at Lake Arrowhead, CA, the first of two stops for an exciting video shoot. Before the sun cast its magical light over the San Bernardino National Forest, our crew had already jump started on the shoot. Only 2 minutes to capture that perfect sunrise, and we got it! The we hiked up trails, traversed the rugged terrain, balanced like mountain goats on cliffs, and soaked in the most beautiful overlooks. But this is not the last stop on our magical mystery tour. Stay tuned for more…

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Early morning crew call

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Fog creeping over the mountains

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Setting up the gear

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On to the next location

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Bug’s eye view

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Going to the edge in order to get the perfect shot

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The most beautiful overlook of the day

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