This is a director of photography demo cut of footage I shot of Gideon Akande for Stiry and iFit . Gideon’s amazing. He’s a world-class fitness trainer and motivational coach. You can’t be around Gideon without wanting to do better and be better.
The clips in this short cut were all shot on the Sony FS5 with the Shogun Inferno. Your comments are welcomed. Thx.
Gideon Akande, a Chicago native, played Division 1 football for Holy Cross and became one of the leading kickoff returners in school history. After graduating, Gideon began a career in finance.
His heart wasn’t in it.
In 2010, he became a full-time fitness instructor and found his passion. Today, Gideon teaches, trains and motivates with his always positive attitude, his contagious energy and his undying belief that each person should…
Just Go For It.
I had the privilege to work with Gideon, for Stiry and iFit, as Director of Photography, in telling his story of success through hard work, a positive attitude and the courage to follow his passion–fitness and wellness training .
BTS video production of Gideon Akande shadowboxing.
I worked as Director of Photography on a video for IconFitness and Stiry. This video is a short compilation of exterior shots from that project.
I photographed Tanya Poppett with the Sony FS5 in 4K Raw using the Sony Gmaster 70-200mm lens, recording on the Shogun Inferno.
The opening and closing drone shots were done with the DJI Phantom 4.
Tanya Poppett is a Fitness Instructor from New South Wales, Australia. Growing up, she struggled with her body image. After trying to be something she knew she wasn’t, she discovered a passion for healthy living, fitness and nutrition.
Tanya believes that “Fit and Healthy” look different for everyone. Basically, she says, “the media’s got it wrong.” Staying active does not just mean ‘hitting the gym’. Through her efforts to learn, teach and inspire fitness in others, Tanya has become a worldwide fitness leader, instructor and coach. Her main objective is to share her knowledge and love for health and fitness, instilling a lifelong passion for active living through innovative ways of getting fit and staying active.
I had the privilege to work with Tanya, for Stiry and iFit, as Director of Photography, in telling Tanya’s story of health and fitness through a positive and active lifestyle.
From an early age, Idalis Valaszquez was passionate about physical fitness. She grew up competing in track and field on Puerto Rico’s national team. However, after becoming a mother, she experienced life threatening complications which made fitness and wellness not just a career, but a matter of survival. After learning how to be fit and to be well, Idalis turned her passion into her profession. Now, she helps thousands of people on a daily basis reach their goals, through her IV Fitness platform, promoting smart training, a healthy body image and teaching positive, sustainable lifestyle changes.
I had the privilege to work with Idalis, for Stiry and iFit, as Director of Photography, in telling Idalis’ amazing story of wellness and fitness through sustainable, positive lifestyle changes.
Stiry for iFit
Producer: Chase Oborn
Director: Dan Davis
Director of Photography: James Dalrymple
Editor: Daniel Hess
The technique of presenting common things in an unfamiliar way, in order to enhance the perception of the familiar.
Erik Linton, is a one of a kind artist. He uses ostranenie to make ordinary things extraordinary. Seeing his art provides a new perspective on the world around us.
Erik Linton was born and raised along the Wasatch front, in Utah. His artwork was largely influenced by the mountains near his home. One of his missions as an artist is to help people see things that surround them in different ways. Tree prints provide a unique and extraordinary look into a micro and macro world. Erik gathers wood from fallen trees and tells their story in print–art prints. Erik lives in Hyrum, Utah, with his wife and children. See more of his work here.
I had the opportunity to direct, shoot and edit this video for Stiry.
It was summer. And then, it wasn’t. It seemed like we skipped fall and went directly to winter. Temperatures dropped overnight. One day it was hot. The next day it was not. I wanted a smooth transition from summer to winter–a gradual cooling, drifting gently into winter’s white. Not this immediate shorts and flip flops yesterday, ski parka and gloves today. This is not how it’s supposed to be. This is not what I signed up for.
Then, I noticed the trees and I repented my rant at mother nature.
The ache in my bones and the sting on my cheeks was endurable, if I were able to walk through a grove of shimmering golden aspen or hike through a stand of flaming maple. The greens of summer had given way to the fiery passion of life’s last gasp, leaves desperately clinging to branches until separated by the inevitable.
I will not embrace the cold. It is not in my nature. But I will not deny the spectacular contrast of color brought on by the fall.
Here is a video I worked on for the Sutherland Institute. Erika Huff wrote and directed the video. Tom Garner was the DP. I did the editing, color grading, post production finishing, and, I also did the voice-over. The video has a good message–how to strengthen families. Families are everything. To see more of my work, please browse my home page. Enjoy.