Archive for November, 2010
Take a look at the video below. You’ll notice that to tell the story we have several set ups on several scenes at various locations.
A commuter on a ferry boat, a park, a coffee shop, an intersection. We were able to shoot this video at all of these locations in only one day.
With a talented crew and our knowledge of the San Francisco bay area we were able to coordinate this shoot down to the minute, shooting the ferry from the dock, our talent on the ferry, our talent in the park, at a coffee shop and at an intersection.
It takes good script writing, well thought out location scouts and a responsive on set crew to pull something like this together, without sacrificing any of the quality that one would except from a shoot that costs tens of thousands more.
This is what you can expect from The Big Picture with our over 15 years of experience in the San Francisco Bay area.
George Lang, our founder, President and resident DP is no stranger to adventure and perilous camera work. He has taken footage underwater with sharks, dangling from a helicopter, in the line of fire in Rwanda – you could definitely throw around some adjectives here such as fearless, audacious, daring and also just plain nuts.
But lo and behold, we send him out to the Ice Rink in Union Square, and he comes back like this!
Luckily we know that George can get the job done blindfolded and with his arms tied behind his back, so we aren’t too worried.
Take a look at the final piece that we did for Mammoth Mountain for the grand opening of the holiday Ice Rink at Union Square – featuring Woolly the Mammoth. See if you can spot George skating by.
The Big Picture Film & Video Arts produced this music artist interview piece on Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers. Check out the video below to hear them discuss how they are pursuing their version of the American Dream and what their music means to them.
This video as well as other music related content can be found at WakeUpYourPhone.com, click the image below to be taken to the site:
In telling the video stories of professional photographers working with digital media storage, we have had the great opportunity to work with some very talented and exciting photographers. You can see the video we did with living legend, Jay Maisel, here: http://thebigpicture.tv/blog/2009/10/jay-maisel-documentary/
Meet Terrell Lloyd. Terrell is a talented professional photographer that has worked in the Bay Area and United States for nearly 20 years. he is well known for his sporting event photos, and has what some would call a dream job, snapping photos of the 49ers for the last 12 seasons. Take a look at this inspiring video where we see him working with the action, close to it and capturing it.
Staying in line with our previous post, concering support of community art programs, we went back to the archives to pull this video that was put together for Marin County non-profit, Youth in Arts.
Youth In Arts is a Marin based non-profit that provides after school programs and community events that promote education and arts for primarily low-income youth in the Area. They have a teen acapella ensemble, “‘Til Dawn”, and put on an annual Italian Street Painting Festival, of which The Big Picture Film & Video Arts is a Proud Sponsor.
View the video to learn more about them!
Click here to go to our flickr album of the street painting festival from this spring:
It’s no secret that we support the arts, community programs, and other philanthropic endeavors. We are privileged to be able to do so and believe that anyone that has the opportunity to get involved in their community should do so.
We are currently proud sponsors of the Wells Fargo Center Arts in Santa Rosa, a fantastic non-profit organization with it’s own venue that has really great events. It is one of the top-ranked performance centers in California where one can see music, theater, dance, comedy and spoken word performances year round.
You really need to take a look at their upcoming calendar to see the scope of events that that are going on in the near future: Santa Rosa Symphony, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, the Moscow Ballet’s nutcracker, Natalie Cole, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Kathy Griffin and countless plays and concerts.
We are working on an outreach video for them which we hope to share with you soon. Here are some behind the scenes photos of us shooting back stage at Rob Schneider’s comedy night.