A still shot from my new animated car commercial promoting auto service from Milwaukee’s ADAMM new and used car dealers. I have video links for the spot at YouTube – http://youtu.be/shPajAfv8Sc and in the previous WordPress post on this blog. I created all the visuals from scratch within a 3d environment. The script and audio was provided by the ad agency. I handle freelance animation projects for the Milwaukee, Chicago Minneapolis, Eau Claire and Madison markets. Anyone interested in working with me on a future project can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 262-751-6026. Most animation spots run between $750 to $2500. Obviously, it depends on the style and content of the spot but this is a typical price range. There’s also additional samples at my YouTube channel – http://www.youtube.com/user/StudioN51 or my website at http://www.studion51.com .
This was a cover photo assignment for the Village of Sussex. It’s a bi-annual publication called The Courier. I photographed K9 Gordy under the watchful eye of his handler from the Waukesha County Sheriff Department. I was laying on the ground to get below Gordy’s eye level and to bring in the squad car’s logo. Didn’t think much of the position I was in until after the shoot. Probably not the ideal pose in front of a well-trained K9 with his handler standing behind me. Gordy’s handler was in complete control of his alert model. I made a small noise with my mouth to get Gordy’s attention but after Gordy gave me a quick hard stare with alert eyes and pointed ears, I realized really fast that the handler should do all the attention getting. I had a large rocket dust blower in my pocket along with a long Canon strap on my camera. The handler pointed out that the items could draw some attention from Gordy. Luckily, Gordy just wanted to do some nice poses. It was pretty sunny out so I opted to shoot in the shade to bring down the contrast of the police vehicle’s color scheme. The lighting also worked well to hold the color in Gordy’s fur. This was definitely a really neat experience.
Just finished this Facebook header design for an eye doctor’s business.
This is a freelance Facebook banner ad design I recently did for an eye doctor’s office. The woman in the photograph is a stock image. The winter scenes I shot right after a snow storm went through the area. The design and illustration elements I created from scratch. Snowflakes were courtesy of Zaph DIngbats.
This is a product photo of items produced from disarmed and recycled nuclear weapon systems. Photo taken 12/8/12
The group product shot was for BrightandBold.com. The product line is made from a unique copper alloy created from disarmed and recycled nuclear weapon systems. Bottle openers and jewelry make up this group shot. One of the more unique freelance web product photos I’ve done. The company deems the products are safe to handle but it was still a little odd to handle items that were once a part of a nuclear weapon.
Front entrance to Pitman Theatre. Photo taken 8/22/12
South walkway to Pitman Theatre. Photo taken 8/22/12
North walkway to Pitman Theatre. Photo taken 8/22/12
These architectural photos were shot for a construction company’s portfolio. Most times I would avoid a noon hour shoot but this one worked out well. The design’s long lines reminded me of some of the buildings from the early to mid 20th century. The northern exposure provided some nice shadow areas for contrast. The landscaping provided a nice compliment to the building’s front entrance.
Kenosha County Courthouse architecture photograph. Photo taken 10/7/12.
I shot this architecture photo a couple times. The landscaping was in process during the first two visits so I ended up retouching the image a little to help it along. The grass was partially finished so I cloned some of it into place being sure to provide a compressed and softer look as the grass moved out of the focus area. The flags were at halfmast so I needed to bring them up for the client’s final photo. On the final visit for this shot, the landscaping had wooden stakes with bright orange ribbons to keep pedestrians off the new grass. Great for the grass – bad for the photographer… These were shot on the weekends to avoid any parked cars or people around the entrance. While this shot had the dramatic wide angle look, I also provided a couple with a normal look. The street lights were a little tricky to shoot around so I provided a couple options.
Mitchell building cupola in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Photo taken 10/27/12
I shot this photo for Langer Roofing. This is from a series of architectural photographs for a calendar used to promote the company’s visibility. The company handles high and steep roofs like church steeples and high rise buildings.
Final home game of 2012 for the Waukesha South Blackshirts. Pictured from left, 22- James Kitscha, 12 – Isaiah Pitchford, 7 – DQ Smith and 4 – Bobby Johnson. Photo taken 10/18/12
Last Thursday, during my sports video shoot for the Waukesha South Blackshirts Football team, I shot this photo of some players in front of the Ken Hollub Stadium scoreboard. This was their final game of the season, so a lot of the players hang around field for some reflection. This photo was of the last four players on the field.
Architectural photograph of the new Alterra Coffee Shop. Photo taken 9/23/12.
I was a little surprised to see this Alterra coffee shop on my building photo list. I usually shoot larger structures for this client. This was probably the biggest coffee house I’ve been in. This building photo was a little more challenging due to the north facing wall – but it had a really cool bakery inside. They have stools lined up along the baking area so you can have a coffee and watch how they make all the baked goods they sell in the front of the shop. I had a little bit of time before the sun went down behind the building so it was a great place to wait it out. I had a huge cookie and a parfait – I was stuffed. This was located at 2301 S. Kinnickinnic in Milwaukee.
Another architectural photograph of the same church. Photo taken 10/7/12
This was another photo from the same day. The architectural photo was taken fairly close, so the wide angle lens provides some nice vertical movement toward the sky. As I mentioned in the previous post, I really like the way this building is designed. While the roof sections were modern in materials, it still reminded me of some of the old churches I had seen in Mexico.