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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“BAD SIDE” by Syn City Cowboys – Music Video Shot on RED EPIC with Zeiss Super Speed & LOMO Anamorphic Lenses

Here’s a music video for the song “BAD SIDE” by the rock band Syn City Cowboys. The band came up with the concept and I shot and directed.

Jeremy Osbern shooting "Bad Side" by Syn City Cowboys using the RED EPIC Camera w/ Zeiss Superspeed Primes and LOMO Anamorphic Lenses

Shot on RED EPIC using a combination of Zeiss Super Speed Lenses and LOMO Anamorphics (especially the awesome 30mm that gave us those wide band shots with all the beautiful flairs).

Derek Sellens edited and did the VFX – which included some experimentation with doing some Matrix-style bullet time shots with each band member, using the RED EPIC.

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Check it out here:

http://vimeo.com/77461135

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YourSilenceKills Anti-Bullying Campaign – “There Is Where” – Shot on RED EPIC with LOMO Anamorphic Lenses

This is the second spot that I shot for the YourSilenceKills Anti-Bullying Campaign. Directed by Jason Winn and produced by Through A Glass Productions. In focus groups and screenings that I sat in on, this had some of the best reactions and feedback of any spot I’ve been a part of. Very proud of this one, and hopefully somewhere, for someone, this 60-second piece will make a difference.

Shot this using the RED EPIC and a full set of LOMO Anamorphic Lenses. Here’s the finished product:

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