STAR WARS spot – “Big Red Bow”

Here’s fun Star Wars-themed spot I shot for director and visual effects guru Bruce Branit:

The spot was produced by Through A Glass Productions for BranitFX.

The basic premise was to set up a commercial that looked like a Cialis / Viagra spot (aided by the music, and blue color correction) and then do a bate and switch to end with a Millenium Falcon. Bruce peppered lots of Star Wars easter eggs throughout for fans to catch upon repeated viewing. Here are some behind the scenes pics from the restaurant scene:

Star Wars - Big Red Bow Spot - Behind the Scenes - Jeremy Osbern - Bruce Branit - BranitFX - Branit VFX Star Wars - Big Red Bow Spot - Behind the Scenes - Jeremy Osbern - Bruce Branit - BranitFX - Branit VFX Star Wars - Big Red Bow Spot - Behind the Scenes - Jeremy Osbern - Bruce Branit - BranitFX - Branit VFX The lighting for the restaurant scene was a combination of directional book lights (2K Mighty bounced into bead board, then sent through a 4×4 of 250 diffusion) and an overhead light spotted into the table as an eye light. The background was lit with tungsten units for the background actors, well-placed Christmas lights on the architecture, and single-tubed kinos hidden underneath the plants in the deep background.

For the Christmas / Fireplace scene, I was literally backed into a corner for lighting, so I placed a showcard bounce just behind the actors heads, attached it to the fireplace, and shot a Source4 into the card to create a soft back light. The rest of the scene was a combination of a kino hidden under the Christmas tree, an LED rigged in the background, a practical bulb on a dimmer in the lamp in the background and a special for the fireplace. For the close-up shots, I actually balled up a giant string of Christmas lights and rigged them off of a C-stand, close to the actors’ faces for an eyelight.

Star Wars - Big Red Bow Spot - Behind the Scenes - Jeremy Osbern - Bruce Branit - BranitFX - Branit VFX Love the final spot! To see more of Bruce Branit’s amazing work, check out BranitFX. http://www.jeremyosbern.com

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The Faint – “Evil Voices” – shot on RED EPIC

Shot a kick-ass music video for The Faint (which is a band I have listened to since the 90s) for their song “Evil Voices”.

The video premiered on Noisey, and they said this about it: “The video, which is trippy as all hell, is a clip of the band playing in what we can only perceive as some version of the Matrix. There are a lot of lights, a lot of colors, a lot of shaking, and just… a lot of everything. It makes us want to close all the windows of the office, turn off the lights, grab a strobe light, and lose our god damn minds.”

Take your seizure medication before watching!

Directed by Nik Fackler. Produced by Tory Lenosky, Tessa Wedberg, and Through A Glass Productions.

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Working with a Priceless Diamond

Recently I had an entire day to get fun shots with a priceless diamond. Sure, I got more of the “normal” side angle shots that you see in advertisements, but while I had  it, I did a little more experimenting to see what interesting perspectives I could discover.

Here’s one of my favorite shots. The diamond was rotating on a turntable, sitting on black felt, and the camera was positioned directly over head with the equivalent of a +6 diopter in front of the lens. The focus was set to inside the diamond, which creates an interesting look, with the top slightly out of focus and the viewer still able to peer inside.

http://vimeo.com/91439001

Lighting was done with three HMIs, and we had to ample heat shield on hand to protect the camera and turntable from the heat. To me, the end result looks like some distant ice planet, floating in space.

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Lightning Over Dallas

I’ve hit five states on seven says. Earlier this week I shot a music video in Omaha, captured more for my ongoing education documentary in Illinois, and am now in Dallas, Texas.

Shortly after landing and checking in to our hotel, a huge lightning storm rolled in and I snapped this photo:

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One of the many I things I love about this job is traveling and seeing amazing things, some when you’re not even planning for it.

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My Face… A Water Balloon… 400 Frames Per Second

Wanted to do a quick camera test, so I volunteered for this one. Rolled by my 1st AC for this shoot, Marcus Guider.

Shot on the RED EPIC at 400 frames per second using the 1K Wide Screen setting (which is the only setting that allows you to get up to 400 fps).

Boom!

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“A Shocker of a Story: Rise out of the Valley” – Wichita State Basketball Documentary for Turner Sports

I shot a documentary for Turner Sports called “A Shocker of a Story: Rise out of the Valley” about the Wichita State basketball team. The video debuted this week as the main video on NCAA.com:

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Coach Marshall and the Wichita State basketball program gave us full access to the players and staff, opening up practice, attending weight training, and watching film of competitors. They also had no canned answers, and talked openly and honestly on camera.

Looking forward to seeing them take on the tournament come March Maddness.

Shot on the Canon C300 with my set of cinevised Lecia R lenses. Here’s the finished video (click the button to watch in full screen).

Everybody loves a Cinederella!


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“Pop Tarts” at The Omaha Film Festival – shot on RED EPIC and LEICA lenses

“Pop Tarts” is a short film I shot and produced with writer / director Kendal Sinn.

The film was created as a part of the web series “Withered World”.

It will screen this weekend at the Omaha Film Festival. I’ll be there, if you’re in town, stop by and say hi!

Here’s the finished film from the Withered World vimeo page:

http://vimeo.com/74619905

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Shy Boys’ “And I Am Nervous” – Music Video shot on RED EPIC at 400 fps

SPIN is premiering the music video I shot for Shy Boys, called “And I Am Nervous”.

Lots of light board operating, hair flipping, and thousands of pomegranate seeds raining from the sky!

(Plus a couple shots on Anamorphic lenses for fun!)

Directed by Christopher Good
Produced by Megan Lala and Through A Glass Productions

Had a lot of fun with this one. Check it out here:

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Shooting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Shooting with director Jason Winn on a snowy day in Pittsburgh, PA

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“Replay” shot on LOMO Anamorphic Lenses and RED EPIC

Here are a couple images from a short film I shot for writer/director Marlo Angell called “Replay,” using LOMO Anamorphic Lenses on the RED EPIC.

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