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