Role: DP/edit/color/motion design

Location: New York City

Gear: Just-released Canon C-300 mkII with 50mm 1.2 lens/Canon 5d Mkiiis with Magic Lantern for timelapses

Software: Premiere Pro/DaVinci Resolve

Reliv Travel: New York City

How do you shoot a city that’s been shot to death? And make a travel video with a unique look and feel? For this piece (released for a European audience looking to win travel to the U.S.), the motto was embrace limits. The rules of the shoot were one lens (a 50mm 1.2), no camera support, no lights, no faces, no wide shots, no daytime shots, everything two stops underexposed. The goal was a dark, gritty piece that felt like the city without ever directly showing it. Rejecting the traditional format — happy, smiling people on vacation, b-roll and interviews — hopefully birthed a piece with some  “dark elegance” the phrase I kept repeating to myself while following subjects around that aptly describes both the project and the city itself.

Role: DP/edit/color/motion design

Location: Quebec City

Gear: Tw Canon 5d Mkiiis with Magic Lantern for timelapses

Software: Premiere Pro/DaVinci Resolve with Film Convert

Quebec 2014

Sometimes, it’s just you and the camera. That was the case when Reliv International asked me to travel to Quebec City to document the adventures of its top sales leaders. With 2 Canon 5Ds and no idea what would happen, I used time-lapse photography, aerial shots from trams, LUTs (to make the footage look more “European”) and motion graphics based on long-exposure stills to excite people about the possibilities of travel with the company.