AT&T – Visa Championships

The country’s top gymnasts headed to St. Louis for the 2012 Visa Championships, one of the qualifying stops on the road to London. This was my first trip to St. Louis and first time shooting gymnastics. It was definitely a cool experience to watch these amazing athletes in person. My favorite event to watch was the vault, I was blown away with how fast everything happened.

The DLP Entertainment crew was on hand to film this action packed event armed with a Arri Alexa and 3 Canon 5dmkII’s. Using small form factor camera systems allowed us to move around quickly to cover all the action. This was a tricky event to shoot, as we were very limited to where we could shoot from. My go to lens on this shoot was the Canon 70-200 f 2.8 IS and a 2x extender supported by a Manfrotto 561BHDV Monopod. Good luck to these gymnast in the up coming National Championships in San Jose and the Olympics this summer in London.

Client – AT&T
Production Company – DLP Entertainment
Executive Producer – Micheal Hughes
Producers – Graeme Smith and John Deleon
Directory of Photography – Casey Warren
Camera – Chris Stamey and Danielle krieger

Here are a couple of the promos we shot, to see more head over to ATT Uverse.

Behind the Dream: USA Men’s Gymnastics

Behind the Dream: USA Women’s Gymnastics

Here are some behind the scenes photos from the trip.

AT&T – Paralympic Athlete Profiles

I just got back from a week long shoot at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs with the all star crew from DLP Entertainment. We had a unique opportunity to follow and document a day in the life of Team USA Paralympic athletes. Dave Denniston is a former NCAA swimming champion from Auburn University, a 2008 U.S. Paralympian and currently the coach of the US Paralympic swim team. Dave has a heart of gold, a passion for his sport and a remarkable story about the ups and downs of life. We also had the pleasure of meeting 2011 USA Shooting Paralympic Athlete of the Year Eric Hollen and his daughter Payton, an aspiring ski racer. Really inspiring story about this Father/Daughter team chasing their dreams of Olympic gold. Look out for Eric this summer in the Paralympic games in London, Good luck Eric!

Client – AT&T
Production Company – DLP Entertainment
Executive Producer – Micheal Hughes
Producers – Graeme Smith and John Deleon
Directory of Photography – Casey Warren
Second Camera – Chris Stamey

Eric Hollen – Behind the Dream

Dave Denniston – Behind the Dream

Here are a couple photos from the trip.


Fox Sports – San Diego Padres Open

I Just got back from a week long shoot in San Diego filming the Padres for Fox Sports and DLP Entertainment. The objective of the project was to shoot the opening montage for the Padres, which airs before every game on Fox Sports. This was a really cool assignment, we shot just about every corner of San Diego in a really artistic and stylized way, basically a camera mans dream. For this shoot we wanted to roll as light as possible, so naturally the camera of choice was the Canon 5d MKII, an arsenal of lenses and Kessler pocket dollies to add a bit of movement to the shots. Check out this slick edit from the boys over at DLP Entertainment.

Client – Fox Sports
Production Company – DLP Entertaiment
Executive Producer – Micheal Hughes
Produced By – Graeme Smith
Camera – Brandon Savory and Chris Stamey

Check out a couple pictures from the various locations.

First Snow 2011

The transition from one season to another is always an exciting time, especially if you live in the mountains and love snow. Last year was a monster “la Nina” snow year in Tahoe with some ski resorts tallying up over 600 inches of snow. Here is a recap of last year in case you forgot how much snow we had Winter is creeping up on us fast, the mornings are cold, the days shorter and we just received the first snow of the season. Deja vu? last year the first snow was also on October 5. Could the snow gods be lining us up for another big season? Only time will tell if la Nina rolls back through town again.

First snow in Lake Tahoe 10.05.11

Sitting on the Porch

There has been some really cool thunder storms and clouds this week in Tahoe, last night I decided to setup a quick timelapse shot from my back porch. This short clip is nothing fancy, just a quick look at the clouds.

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