James White of the New England Patriots Retires after 8 Seasons

This month we celebrate running back James White of the New England Patriots. James, a 3X super bowl winner, retired this month following a long career of football, including 8 seasons in the NFL. 

Indresano Studios had the pleasure of photographing James White several times.

James was a multi-year captain and a fourth-round pick of the 2014 NFL draft.

He was instrumental during the greatest super bowl come back of all time, scoring 20 points against the Atlanta Falcons for the win!

James spent his entire career alongside the New England Patriots.

Indresano Studios had a blast working on set with James. We went behind the scenes with James to create a mesmerizing video highlighting his time with the Patriots.

Watch the final video here:

We want to thank James for all he has accomplished during his time with the New England Patriots.

He will be greatly missed!

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61st Annual Hatch Awards Winners

Every year, the Greater Boston area produces the Hatch Awards which shine a light on the “best branding created anywhere” and celebrates creative excellence within the field.  The 61st annual Hatch Awards took place last month and we at Indresano Studios were thrilled to receive multiple awards from the establishment.

We are proud to share we won six awards at this year’s Hatch Awards. Our video profiling Noelle Lambert, a Paralympian of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics and a Massachusetts native, took home the bronze bowl for the Equity category. Our Nike Mercurial Video won a bronze in the Brands Amplified category.

Check them out below:

Equity Bronze Winner Noelle Lambert:

Brands Amplified Bronze Winner Nike Mercurial Video:

We are happy to reveal we also received four Merits at the New England Hatch Awards! Several of these videos were for our CGI work. 

You can view each of the winners below!

National Grid Light Bulbs:

National Grid Thermostats:

National Grid Showerheads:

Louis Moinet Rosetta Stone Tourbillon:

Noelle Lambert Teaser:

Indresano Studios is honored to be placed amongst such talented creators and looks forward to the content produced each year for the Hatch Awards. 

Our in-house videos are some of the best in Boston and we cover all your bases with our full-service studio offering commercial photography, video production, CGI, and animation.

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BOSTON VIDEO & PHOTO PET CASTING

Do you ever look at your pet and wish they could help you pay rent?

Indresano Studios hosted a Pet Casting Call Day earlier this month to find the paw-fect pets for a commercial job. We had the pleasure of meeting several dogs and cats that were ready to put in the work and become stars!


Here are just a few of our four-legged friends:

Coconut

Coconut is fun and energetic! He was very excited to be visiting the studio and getting his beauty shots in.

Elle

Elle was nervous for her first time in the studio. However, a couple of treats would make anyone feel better!

Morrigan

Morrigan was our youngest dog in the studio! Her energy was infectious, and she got everyone in the studio excited for the day ahead.

Timber

Timber had no problem following instructions during our shoot. He went above and beyond and deserves a round of a-paws.

Arlo

Arlo came in camera ready on casting day. He was an expert when it came to posing in front of the camera. He made sure we got all his good angles!

Kona

Kona was so happy being in the studio and felt right at home! We can’t help but smile when we see his floppy ears and shining personality.

Scrappy

Scrappy’s name fits him perfectly! Though he may be small in stature, he makes up for it with an adorable face and powerful pose.

Luca

Luca loved having the spotlight! He thought the food was delicious…even though he did have a hard time keeping it in the bowl.


These pets brought their A-game to our casting day! Our in-house team worked tirelessly to make sure these pets had a fantastic time modeling on set. We were so excited to meet each one of them! 

This marks another successful casting call for Indresano Studios!


Stay tuned to find out who was selected by following us on our social channels.

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BOSTON NONPROFIT SPOKE VIDEO

Indresano Studios loved working with the people of SPOKE. Located in the Greater Boston area, “MW Productions/SPOKE activates the transformative power of art to heal divisions, strengthen community, and drive social progress.” SPOKE uses various forms of art as a way for young people to better understand themselves as well as increase their understanding of the world around them.

SPOKE founder and director Michael Dowling takes us through the organization’s legacy with the help of the board of directors and those who make SPOKE possible.

Learn more about Michael and SPOKE’s mission by watching our video below.

Previously known as Medicine Wheel, SPOKE was created to transform the lives of Boston’s youth. Their new building on Old Colony will give the people of Boston a safe space to create and heal together through all forms of art including visual media, dance, and poetry performances. SPOKE encourages youth to use art as a means of expression and to help strengthen ties within their community.

Our in-house team worked hard to create a thought-provoking video that highlighted the non-profit. We were there every step of the way through creating storyboards, conducting interviews, shooting, editing, color correction and sound design.

Meet the people who help keep SPOKE running.

Michael Dowling

Michael Dowling is the artistic director and founder of SPOKE.

L’Merchie Frazier

L’Merchie Frazier is the Executive Director of Creative Programs and Partnerships. She is a Visual Activist, Artist, and Educator.

Rohit Chandra

Rohit Chandra is a Board Chair at SPOKE. He is also a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at MGH Chelsea.

Barbara Krakow

Barbara Krakow is a Co-owner of the Krakow Witkin Gallery in Boston.

Keith Marion

Keith Marion is the Vice Chair at SPOKE. He is also the Head of People, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Point32Health.

Adrianna Boulin

Adrianna Boulin is a Board Member at SPOKE. She is also the Director of Community Impact and Engagement at Fenway Health.

To learn more about SPOKE and the organization’s mission, please visit their website here. You can find more of our video production work on our website www.indresano.com. Make sure to check out our other content including commercial photography, animation, CGI, and more.

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!

 

 

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!

60TH ANNUAL HATCH AWARDS WINNERS

Our team at Indresano Studios, a Boston based video production and commercial photography studio, worked hard during the 2020 pandemic to continue creating award winning video and photo work. We are so happy to share that our hard work paid off at the 60th Annual Hatch Awards!

You can view our Hatch Bronze award in the Film Category for our video Pine Street Inn: Rebuilding Lives for 50 Years here.

It was also a great honor to receive a Merit award in Design for our Bose Headphones video, which we created using entirely CGI. You can view the winning announcement here.

We also received a Merit award for our video Pine Street Inn: Rebuilding Lives for 50 Years in the Work for Good Category.

You can view our award winning video “Pine Street Inn: Rebuilding Lives for 50 years” below.

You can also view our award winning CGI video “Bose Headphones” below.

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

 

YOU HAVE THE POWER

Our team at Indresano Studios, Boston’s top video production and commercial photography studio, put our skills to use to create a video encouraging people to get out and VOTE in the upcoming presidential election. Our Director envisioned a Vote Video that inspired viewers to use their voice, exercise their American right, and shape our nation’s future. We have the power to decide the fate of our country through voting. We could not think of a better way to put our video production skills to use than to promote the #Vote.

Check it out below and make sure to get out and VOTE.

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

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!

BEHIND THE SCENES…

Though Michele is our blogmaster, Lana Z Caplan is really the one making sure the images are web perfect.


Check out what Lana does when she is not helping us in the studio.

Love in the Afternoon
Re-edited 1970s movie trailers bring flight attendants, tidal waves and gun-slinging ladies together into one very short romance.
1 min, color 16mm transferred to video, 2007