Roaring 20’s

Here’s a still and a behind the scenes shot from our first night of shooting a new fashion film.  We’ll be shooting more over the course of this next month so stay tuned.

  

Tunnel Surfing

What is tunnel surfing you ask?  I’m not really sure, but my good friend and insanely talented photographer Carla Boecklin set up a photo shoot with models, dancers, and surf boards… in a tunnel at night.  Sounded good to me!  I got to shoot a little behind the scenes footage…  Enjoy!

 

Walking Away

Here’s the latest fashion film. This one is with model Jana Dubois and makeup artist Aspen McKenna. I knew I wanted to shoot this one at night and use as much natural “street lamp” light as possible. I really like the results and am pretty amazed at the quality of the video with very little light. The first night of this shoot was on a Canon 5d Mark II and the second night was shot on a 5D Mark III. Canon did well – with better focusing (for stills) and a slight improvement in low light (the mark II was already amazing in low light) I’m in love with the new camera… By the way, Jana and Aspen are amazing to work with – true professionals! See more of their work at facebook.com/janaduboismodel and .aspenmckenna.com.

 

Walking Away (Fashion Film) from Bryce Johnson on Vimeo.

I managed to sneak in some still photography during the shoot too.  Here are a few:

   

Summer Day

I had a photo shoot with Stephanie Hooley this week and we decided to shoot some video in between photos.  This is what we came up with.  Stephanie is an absolute natural in front of the camera – its so fun to work with her!  This was shot with a Canon 5D mkII with all natural lighting.  For many of the shots I used a new DSLR shoulder support rig that I’m developing.  Hope to have some good behind the scenes shots of it soon.  Its really transformed the way I shoot hand held shots now.

 

 

Summer Day (fashion film with Stephanie Hooley) from Bryce Johnson on Vimeo.

Stand Up

This was a shoot for a good friend of mine, Jon Wagstaff, who owns The Adventure Haus in Midway Utah.  He joined forces with Utah Paddle Surfing to provide stand up paddle boards for rent on Deer Creek and Jordanelle Reservoirs.  We had plenty of volunteers to go out and play on the paddle boards for the shoot.  I think for about half of our paddlers it was their first time on stand up boards and it was amazing how quickly they were paddling like pros.  Luckily we had a perfect summer evening to shoot too!    Now go out and rent a paddle board!

I Will Rise

What can I say about Alex Boye?  He is unbelievably talented, energetic, and a genuinely nice person.  I don’t think his energy level dropped one bit from start of the shoot though the end.  For those interested in the camera setups in this shoot:  For the video I used quite a bit of Glidecam HD-4000 with a Canon 5D mkII and a Canon 16-35 lens.  I also used this same camera and lens on the crane shots.  There were also some shots with a Canon 60D and a 70-200 lens.  I used Sony Vegas for editing and color correcting.  Mother nature was good to us on the day we shot. We started off with a beautiful pink sunrise over the Salt Flats and ended the day with a firey yellow sunset.  Big thanks goes out to Ryan Eggett And the The Orem LDS Institute of Religion Choir.  They were also fantastic to work with!  Also a big thanks for Mark Turner for his camera work on some of the scenes and Laura Johnson for keeping the shoot moving smoothly!  For more info on Alex go to alexboye.com

Here are some pictures from the set…