On Location: Working Non-Stop
Since I got back from NAB in April I’ve hit a solid stream of work. And, while I’m not complaining in the least, it’s meant that I haven’t been able to post as much as I would’ve liked. Now that I have a day off I thought I’d take the opportunity to share a little about what I’ve been working on.
June and July were the busiest months I’ve ever had. It’s been filled with new clients, new projects, and getting some new gear. I’ve still been doing a lot of work with Beyond Pix, Man With a Cam, and PacSat. But Since then I’ve added a couple really big recurring clients: Sephora, Salesforce, and Udemy.
Sephora has become one of my staple clients, with 15 days over the last two months. The contact came via someone I used to work with at Beyond Pix, which just goes to show that the industry is small and every connection counts. But the work has been great. They give me creative leeway to light and shoot how I think it should be shot, and I enjoy being around the rest of their team.
Beyond Pix has continued to be a staple for me. Freelancing in Broadcast allows me to take early morning or late night shots and still be able to go out to other gigs. And the production department has taken me to NASCAR/NHRA, Safeway, and a whole host of really awesome shoots.
Through Man With a Cam I’ve been doing shoots with both Salesforce and Udemy. These jobs are easy to do, but the people I’ve met are fantastic and really intriguing. I’ve also expanded my crewing base. Being on all these jobs has made it so the roster of shooters, gaffers, and mixers that I know is pretty deep.
I also have been working on some more “passion” type projects. A photographer friend of mine is looking to move into motion, so he and I have been working on a spec commercial. I get to shoot it and it stars Zero, so I’m really excited with how it’s going. I’m also in pre-pro of a music video for my friend’s band. I can’t say too much, but I love the song, and the video should be fun to shoot.
As for gear, I finally paid off my C300! And almost immediately after I was done with that, Loretta and I purchased a new car. My Saturn was dying, and I needed to upgrade to something that could actually transport gear; we’ve only had the Subaru Outback for a short while, but I’m already in love with this car. I also pulled the trigger on the Letus Helix. I’ve been looking at this gimbal for over a year, and it was time to buy. Full review coming soon, after I get it on some sets.
It’s been a really busy couple of months. But we managed to squeeze in some camping, and a trip to Vancouver. I’m really excited for what the next few months has in store. And as always, I’ll try to stay up to date with the blog, but you can always follow along on Twitter and Instagram. I have some new reviews and tutorials on the horizon, and more information about my almost completed thesis film. So stay tuned.
On Location: Working Non-Stop