Donut CGI

What better way to combine our strong background in food photography and our skills in CGI than to produce a Donut CGI video? For this CGI animation, we wanted the audience to be taken into an imaginary world we created entirely from Computer Generated Imagery, which gives a nod to classic children’s wonderlands like Candyland or Willy Wonka.

 

Our decision to focus on donuts we can owe in part to our sugar cravings, but it also was an environment in which we could play with inclusions and complementary foods, similar to how we capture food photography environments on set.

Under our director’s vision, our talented CGI team sketched a storyboard that went through multiple revisions. Once the storyboard was approved, the team worked on an animatic based on 2D drawings which you can see below.

The music was also very important for this project and we wanted something that expressed childlike wonder. The song we ultimately settled on was both catchy and fun for both kids and adults. We know we couldn’t stop humming it during the workday!

The next steps after the animatic involved 3D modeling, lighting, rigging and texturing. You can see some stills from the environment as it started to come together. These stills are from before final texture was added.

MODEL STILL – UNICORN

FINAL RENDERED STILL – UNICORN

MODEL STILL – GIRAFFES

FINAL RENDERED STILL – GIRAFFES

Check out the final rendered video below!

WARNING: May cause cravings!

 

 

How to Stand Up to a Bully: Natalia’s World

Our in-house animation team for our series Natalia’s World has been hard at work this month! From writing scripts, to creating storyboards, to recording voiceovers at our studio — we’ve put our heart and soul into making this fun and educational animated series for children.

Our cartoon series follows spunky 9-year-old Natalia, who navigates life, school, friends and family! She has the help of her magical moral compass to guide her through hard decisions, as she tries to do the right thing. Our series is based on our director and executive producer’s children, Natalia and Michael, in real life!

We had the most fun recording voiceovers in the studio! Natalia (9 yrs) and Michael (5 yrs) were true professionals, adding flare, personality and excitement to their delivery of lines! Not to mention, they’re adorable!

We released our most recent episode “How to Stand up to a Bully,” where Natalia must figure out how to deal with a bully at school. It was exciting seeing all of our revisions, edits, and animations come together for the final result.

A huge thank you to Ultimate Self Defense in South Boston, for participating in the video and encouraging morals of strength and courage amongst young people! We were excited to have the owner, Andrea ‘Sensei,’ record voiceover for the role of the Judo Instructor in this episode!

If you haven’t already, subscribe and tune in to our YouTube channel below! Find out which life lesson Natalia will navigate next!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvUxzM3JeY1wnONzGh1rmfQ

Boston Home Inspectors

We had the opportunity recently to produce a marketing video for Boston Home Inspectors for their website and social media. We created a personable video that captured how this father-and-son business perform home inspections for everyone, spanning from experienced home buyers to first time home buyers. They service Boston and the Greater Boston area.

We did everything from creating the script, putting together a storyboard, interviewing the subjects, to the physical shooting and editing. It was rewarding seeing this video come to life, and how it embodied the loyalty and trust that the company has worked hard to create.

We shot this video over two separate days, capturing B-roll on location and interviewing James, the owner of BHI, and his two sons, Devin and Aidan, at our full-service commercial Studio in South Boston. We wanted to ensure that we illustrated the company’s mission and what they stood for. We captured the detail, thorough nature, and love that is put into each inspection.

We scouted three locations in advance of the shoot and on the shoot day we had James and his sons do walk throughs of each home, checking the houses for items they would look for on a regular inspection. We were able to capture the inspectors in their natural element this way.

We also deployed a drone to get establishing shots of Boston for the video. Our talented drone operator captured some nice shots of the city from the roof of one of the houses.

It was clear the inspection team was talented and hard working as they took us through their process and shared some fun stories of things they uncovered during their inspections. The inspectors were not afraid to crawl into dark basements or enclosed areas so our crew could capture some cinematic shots!

If you’re a first time home buyer, or are just looking for a home inspection, be sure to check out Boston Home Inspectors! And in the meantime, check out the marketing video below!

FURNITURE PHOTO SHOOT

Our studio specializes in product photography and we got to use our product photo skills in our latest office furniture photo shoot. Check out some of the images below!

Our talented set builders created and painted an office space in our studio space to achieve the clean and modern final result for this furniture photo shoot.

Our full service production team worked hard to style the props and furniture in the strongest possible way so that the beauty of the office furniture could really shine. Art direction and creative direction from our talented product photographer was crucial for this commercial product photo shoot.

The goal was to keep the set we built in studio as minimalist as possible to highlight the beautiful details of the products themselves. Our team knows exactly how to light products in order to highlight the best qualities and create strong final product images.

To see more of our work in product photography and our entire portfolio, check out our website www.indresano.com. We offer services in commercial photography, video production, CGI, animation, and much more.

COMMERCIAL PRODUCT PHOTO SHOOT

Our Boston based photo and video studio specializes in creating eye-catching product photography and product videos. Our latest product shoot features a collection of innovative and beautifully designed office supplies.

This particular product photo campaign featured the office supplies in environments to give customers a better idea of how the products will look in real life workplace situations. The below product image features a portable power bank customers can carry in their purse.

Working from home has become much more common in the post-Covid corporate world so our creative team made sure to also capture environment images of the products in home settings.

Our talented prop stylist kept the props simple and minimalist yet realistic for this commercial product photo shoot. We always make sure the products shine in the final images by using careful art direction, lighting, composition and retouching in all our product photo shoots.

We also captured the stunning products on a white background to let the beauty of the products speak for themselves.

Our creative team spent quality time composing the best possible group shot for this family of products to show the whole family of products that come together.

The products that were shot in real life environments were also shot on white to give the client flexibility in how and where the final images are shown.

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

BOSTON DYNAMICS SPOT AT INDRESANO STUDIOS

Everyone knows we are a dog friendly Boston based video production and commercial photography studio. If you’re wondering, then the answer is yes, that includes robot dogs like Spot from Boston Dynamics 🙂 Spot is an agile mobile robot that is transforming automation and industries everywhere.

Spot and the Boston Dynamics team visited the studio and we had a successful product photo shoot for the new Spot arm. Check out a detailed close up image of the new Spot arm.

The new Spot arm can maneuver through tricky terrain, inspect dangerous areas, and move with an impressive range of mobility. We made sure our studio product images adequately conveyed that the new Spot arm is nothing short of incredible.

Spot has a beautiful and brilliant design and build. We used our Hasselblad HD6 to capture every detail of Spot.

The team at Boston Dynamics has proved that the future of robotics, especially the robotics industry in Boston, is bright.

We specialize in highlighting the best features of products in our product photography shoots.

We loved having Spot and the Boston Dynamics team in our photo and video studio. All robot dogs are welcome at Indresano Studios 🙂

We could not have Spot come into the studio and not shoot video footage. Check out behind the scenes footage of our shoot below!

To see more of our work in video and photography, check out our website www.indresano.com.

BEST BOSTON VIDEO PRODUCTION AND COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY OF 2020

2020 was a year unlike any other in many ways, but especially at our Boston based video production and commercial photography studio. Take a look at just a few highlights from our studio’s video and photography projects in 2020!

We loved having Boston Dynamic’s Spot in our studio for a product reveal photo shoot. New studio pet?!

Our video production crew traveled to a National Grid substation to film a customer storytelling video of Boston Dynamic’s incredible robot Spot in action. Check out the video below!

We used our expertise in product videos to create strong, chic, and informative product videos for Samsonite’s top of the line products.

The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic was undoubtably unexpected, but our team at Indresano Studios looks at every situation through a creative lens. Our dedicated Director and video crew spent multiple days in masks and PPE shooting the empty streets of Boston during the March and April 2020 city wide shutdown. As a full service Boston production studio, we felt inspired to document life in the city during the pandemic. We created the below Empty Streets video using our own footage and audio from Mayor Walsh.

Our Empty Streets video received tons of praise and was shared by Mayor Walsh on his social media accounts including instagram, facebook, and twitter.

Our production team kept busy throughout quarantine, adapted to the unprecedented times, and enforced strict social distancing and safety policies throughout the studio. Our team is endlessly thankful to all the health care workers who made it possible for us to continue working. We were able to work hard on a lot of remote photo and remote video shoots as well as many CGI projects like the Bose CGI video below.

Our in house CGI artists and creative team also created the below video for the Nike Mercurial Superfly 7.

Our team traveled to multiple locations in 2020 for different on location video shoots and on location photo shoots. One of our location shoots took place at a Boston hospital. This healthcare video shoot was a big success.

Our talented team always has an appetite for food photo shoots, especially editorial food photo shoots. Check out some of our favorite food photos from this year.

We kept our creative juices flowing and our taste buds satiated throughout the year with multiple ice cream photo shoots and ice cream video shoots. Check out a few of our favorite editorial ice cream shots below.

On top of all the major world events happening in 2020, it was also a U.S election year. Our creative team put our video skills to use to create a video encouraging people to get out and VOTE in the presidential election. We are happy we have the video tools, editing knowledge, and creative vision to help promote the vote.

Our video team also used our skills to create a powerful fundraising video for a virtual fundraiser for the Women for Walsh campaign.

2020 was a crazy and unprecedented year, but our production team at Indresano Studios has proven we can take on any challenge with creativity, composure and style. We cannot wait to see what 2021 has in store for us!

To see more of our work in photo, video, CGI, and much more, check out our website www.indresano.com.

BEST BOSTON VIDEO PRODUCTION AND BOSTON COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY OF 2019

The 2020’s are here and we’re feeling nostalgic looking back on our fantastic Boston video production and Boston commercial photography projects in 2019. Take a look at our video and photo year in review below!

Cheers to the start of 2019 with an on location video shoot in Boston! We did everything for this video shoot from pre-production including in house casting, location scouting, creating the video storyboard, to shooting the video footage, and handling all aspects of post production like sourcing and managing the Voice Over artist and editing the final video.

Full service Video Production Studio in Boston shoots on location video shoot

If you’ve been to Indresano Studios, you know we love to create, produce, direct and edit high end and high quality videos in our Boston based studio. In the winter of 2019 we did just that with the below Chanel Ad video. Don’t enter into 2020 without giving it a watch!

Netflix’s Stranger Things came to Indresano Studios for ice cream photography in February 2019 and the Demogorgon sundae was unleashed! Check out one of our final Stranger Things video creations here (at your own risk).

Our Boston video production journey took us all over the city in March with the below documentary we created for the Pine Street Inn’s 50th anniversary in 2019. We highly recommend giving it a watch. It was without a doubt the most rewarding and eye-opening video production project we created this year.

We added colorful, playful and vibrant additions to our corporate persona photography and corporate persona video portfolios at Indresano Studios this year with a big photo and video campaign for a huge networking event. We shot both video and photo assets in April 2019 for the event in the Fall. Check out some of the final retouched images below!

Boston Lifestyle Photographer Michael Indresano creates stunning portraits for corporate ad campaign
Boston Lifestyle Photographer Michael Indresano creates stunning portraits for corporate ad campaign
Boston Lifestyle Photographer Michael Indresano creates stunning portraits for corporate ad campaign

We continued creating powerful videos in May 2019 for important non-profit organizations like Medicine Wheel. Our very own Michael Indresano was even named “Medicine Wheel Man of the Year” in 2019 for all his generous work with the program. You can see our video about Medicine Wheel’s Hand in Hand program below.

We were honored to receive 2 awards from the 13th annual Black and White Spider Photography Awards this year for both our Bowflex M7 photo and video shoot as well as our Range Rover photo and video shoot.

We had a successful lifestyle photography shoot in the studio in June 2019 for a rebranding of a popular healthcare company. We handled all aspects of this healthcare photo shoot from in house casting for over 25 models, sourcing wardrobe, organizing the shoot schedule to shooting and retouching the final images.

Michael Indresano is a well known lifestyle photographer for major healthcare companies

If you’ve ever been to our Boston based studio, you would know we are major dog lovers. Needless to say we were very excited when we had a product photo shoot with a dog model in the studio in the summer. 2019 is going to be hard to beat.

Indresano Studios handles all casting needs including animal castings

We created an emotional video interview for a corporate client in 2019. We shot the video on location and told the story of a breast cancer survivor. We were fortunate enough to interview the survivor herself, as well as her friends and family. The final video was played at an international company event in September.

We of course had many delicious food photo shoots and ice cream photo shoots in the studio with great clients. We love our clients 🙂

Boston Food Photographer Michael Indresano creates appetizing and mouth-watering food images for well known food brands.

2019 was full of food photography, ice cream photography, food videos, interview videos, documentaries, and creative challenges and solutions. We are so grateful for an amazing year full of videos and photos. Keep checking our blog in 2020 for more fantastic projects! Make sure to also check our website www.indresano.com to see what we are up to 🙂


DOG PHOTO SHOOT

In June, Indresano Studios cast a cute canine to be the dog model of a photo shoot for a new cleaning product on the market. Aura, the dog model, took to the staff and space at Indresano Studios right away, and it turns out, she was even more at home on set.

Aura took direction on set well, and followed instructions from her owner like a pro.

It was obvious she relished her new job as a dog model and loved the attention.

This golden gal knows where the toys are. If only she knew where the cleaning products were…

How could you say no to this face?

The day was a success, and Aura’s smile will soon be associated with the brand she’s promoting.

Aura was quite the celebrity even before the photo shoot. You can follow more of Aura’s activities on Instagram at the handle @Aura.the.pup

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.


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!