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.