Cool Images

January 22, 2015

I tell people all the time that if I’m shooting, then I’m a happy guy. It’s not that I don’t enjoy the other aspects of production, I do. But I find it especially rewarding to be in the studio or on location with a great crew and talented actors, and have all the planning that’s taken place up to that point, successfully come together. The pinnacle of it all is to be able to capture fantastic images, and while that can be difficult, when it works, to me there’s nothing better.

So hey, I thought I’d share just a few shots we’ve “put in the can” lately. These are some of the ones that worked, the ones that at the end of the day left the entire crew satisfied. That’s a pretty cool thing.

For those of you wondering, all images were captured with Canon cameras and lenses. The photos with 70Ds, the video with a C100. My favorite lens lately happens to be the new Canon 24-70 EL. We also incoporated a Kessler CineSlider for the video scenes (sorry I didn’t include clips) – an awesome piece of equipment.

So there you have it. Let me know what you think. And of course if there’s a project that we can help you with, give us a call or email.

We’ll be happy to create some cool images for you too.

Ray Monell

  • This one is a video frame grab from a recent television spot. I think it’s a great example of how shallow depth of field can make a video image seem cinematic. Nice bokeh @ f2.8. Thanks to an awesome Tiffany B.
  • Another video frame grab. I like the lighting on this one – sometimes less is more. Thanks to actor Jim O. for helping us pull this off.