Nov 3, 2008

on the road with gizmo

October seems like a blur to me - so many projects and so little time to keep up with the blog posts. But November looks much better. I spent a couple days last week on the road with Gizmo Pictures working on a TV project for Kansas Travel & Tourism.

Our first day was spent at the very cool Flying W Ranch in the heart of the Flint Hills. This was our first shoot using the Red One Digital Cinema camera - a very cool new technology that makes amazing footage. However, the Red One didn't like the sub-freezing morning temperatures - so we had an "oh shit" moment right out of the shoot. But, with some quick thinking by our camera guys and a little luck we had a new Red One on set later that morning. We finished the day and headed off to Fort Scott for our second day shoot. We ran into a couple more hiccups on day two - but all-in-all it turned out to be a very good couple days of shooting.

One of the best parts of the shoot was meeting and working with some really great people. They included:
• Gizmo crew – Jeff Carson, Lindsay Howgill, David Kitchner, Ryan Bishop and Austin Snell
• Camera crew – Mark Stock, Shawn Wright and Heather Brown
• Lighting/Grip – Michael Stoecker
• Stylist/Make-up – Patricia Castillo
• Jib – Daryn Cashmark
• JNA Advertising – John Noe, Russ Pederson, Brent Scholz & Angie Williams
• Photography – David Moody + assistant (sorry, I forgot his name)
• KSTT – Richard Smalley & Becky Blake

I put together a quick little slideshow documenting some of the faces and places from the shoot. I put it together in iPhoto. And if you've ever worked with the "Ken Burns" effect - you'll know it has a mind of its own. Oh well, it's still a fun little show. It's a big, fat download - so be patient with download :)

Gizmo Road Slideshow

And finally, a couple of my fave shots from the shoot.


Dr. Bill ;-) said...

Super photos! Thanks for sharing.
I'm a big fan of the Flying W and Josh and Gwen, as well.
Positive mention of the Flint Hills always gets my attention! Thanks!
So happy it brought me to your site. Hope you and your readers visit regularly.

Our 22 county Flint Hills Tourism Coalition, Inc. promotes visits to the Kansas Flint Hills – the website is:

Best wishes!
Dr. Bill ;-)
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michael said...

Great stuff, Doug. Looks like you had perfect weather (as you always do).