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.
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.
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.
The red rocks and blue skies of Southern Utah provide striking scenes for aerial cinematography.
It was late afternoon when I was finally able to open my drone case and get some shots. I felt like I needed to hurry because there was so much beauty and so little time to fly. I barely scratched the surface, so to speak. The good news is, there is much to see and capture next time I go back.
The Bonneville Salt Flats landscape has a stark beauty. The salt preserves and corrupts. Very little can live in the salt. This far from civilization it may as well be another planet. Yet, the solitude, the harshness and the contrasts are inspiring. I would go back. I will go back. I will fly over the salt and the water. Next time, I will stay longer.
I shot this drone footage with my DJI Phantom 4 drone. I also did the music.