RMC – Product Photography
Earlier this week, I shot a slew of product photos for Colorado custom hat makers, Rocky Mountain Caps, photographing, isolating, and re-touching around 30 pieces of inventory.
These are just a few examples of the company’s extensive “Signature Series”, which include numerous varieties of surgical caps; hats made especially for patients undergoing chemo-therapy; and a line of hats for chefs and bakers.
Though they boast a large collection of pre-made hats, Rocky Mountain Caps distinguishes themselves by offering a virtually limitless selection of bespoke caps, where the customer can pick their own style, fabric, embroidery and applique, to create a truly one-of-a-kind hat. (The selection is ENORMOUS — their website will include *thousands* of textiles to choose from. It’s CRAZY.). To that aim, I also created a group of vector art overlays, to allow customers to visualize their creations as they use the site’s “design your own” application to assemble their fancy new hat.
Posted in Design, Marketing, Photography
Over the last two days, I’ve been busy filming interviews and background b-roll for a promotional video for Rutherford Wine– specifically the house-label wines they’ve developed for The Magnolia Hotel, and Il Vincino, here in Denver.
I genuinely love my job, and I’m almost always elated to have a chance to hop behind the camera, but this shoot was particularly enjoyable, and that’s directly attributable to the people I was working with.
I don’t know how I got so lucky this week, but everyone I’ve collaborated with over the last two days has been insanely kind and gracious, and absurdly easy to work with.
Mark Dolin at Rutherford Wine is an *unbelievably* nice man. Seriously– I don’t think anyone could ask to work with a better guy.
He’s passionate about his job, has a real gift for articulating his ideas, and excels at making people feel comfortable about executing them. From what I saw, he’s a got a real knack for getting the best out of creatives. It was a true joy to spend the last couple days filming with him.
And everyone on location was very much the same. Leigh Hitz, CEO at the Magnolia Hotel in Denver, couldn’t possibly have been any nicer. Even after invading her office with lights and tripods, and all manner of video gear, she made us feel completely welcome and at-home. And the hotel staff was no different — everyone we bumped into was unduly helpful, polite, and engaged in their work. SUPER impressed with the folks at the Magnolia Hotel. Can’t thank them enough for making this project such a breeze.
Shooting at the Wash Park location of Il Vincino in Denver was no different.
For this segment, I was asked to interview Rick Post, one of the owner/proprietors, and he was FANTASTIC. He was easily one of the most friendly, approachable business people I’ve encountered, and a total natural on-camera.
Again, he couldn’t have been any kinder and more gracious towards Mark and I cluttering his establishment with camera gear.
Really happy with the results we got, but more importantly, I left the shoot feeling profoundly grateful for the opportunity to work with such a tremendous group of people.
My experience working with Rutherford has been outstanding– one of those truly fun, restorative experiences that reminds me why I like doing this so much.
I’ll be working VERY hard to produce some great material for them.
Posted in Blog, Photography, Video
I’m super pleased to report that the promotional video I created for the Vampire 5k has cleared over 20,000 views on YouTube.
The two versions I put together for the client have received quite a bit of attention, and driven a large amount of traffic to their website, and I couldn’t he happier about it.
Race Creators/Organizers, Scott and Lauren Jones, are both extremely dynamic, enthusiastic people, who pour a ton of energy into their races, and it makes me very happy to see their incredibly clever concept garnering so much interest. I hope this is just the beginning of their successes!
Posted in After Effects, Marketing, Motion Graphics, Video
Cabin Fever set in this weekend, so I hopped in the car and snapped a couple of quick photos on Lookout Mountain, near Golden, Colorado.
Posted in Photography, Travel