I have been in the video production and television business since 1979, yes that means I was working AMPEX 2" reel to reel videotape machines and RCA TK 45 studio cameras. Google those names to see what I mean! Since that time, I have directed live news and various other television programs. Produced a variety of television features and corporate productions, as well as shooting video, editing and eventually on camera hosting and voice over work. My background in photography is even longer...the first camera I ever shot with was a Canon "Canonet" 35mm rangefinder that belonged to my father. I still have it, albeit not in working condition. I received my own camera, a Kodak X-15 in the mid seventies. The Kodak shot on 126 format cartridge film and provided me with tons of reasonable images...it was by no means an SLR. Finally when high school art class required a more modern and capable camera, I acquired the use of the infamous Canon AE-1. This was the most modern and technologically advanced SLR at that time and I put it to use all the while learning more and more about still photography. The Canonet was still used and somewhere through the years I acquired some Polaroid cameras as well. Throughout the years I have shot a variety of subjects and met a ton of famous people...everyone from Jack Nicklaus to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. My experience in the professional world...provides the customer with professional results.
Today I utilize some of the most up to date and flexible equipment to meet a variety of client needs. Here is a basic equipment list.
Two Canon 50D DSLR's with battery grips.
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM
Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8 L IS USM
Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Canon 580 EXII flash
Two Canon 580 EX flashes
Stroboframe PRO-RL Bracket
Sekonic L-558R Dualmaster and L-398 Studio light meters
Manfrotto tripod and monopod
Lowepro gear bags
Sandisk Extreme CF cards
Epson V700 scanner
A variety of light stands, brackets and light modifying equipment
Panasonic HPX-170 P2 High Definition camera
Sennheiser Evolution Wireless MIcrophone 100 series G2
RODE NTG-1 shotgun microphone
Lowel Field Lighting kit with 24x32" Chimera Lightbank
Sachtler DV6 fluid head with DA 75L tripod
Century .6 Wide Angle Adapter
AKG Perception 100 studio microphone
GoPro Hero and Hero 2 HD cameras with various mounts
Bore Scope/Snake Cam for recording video in tight restricted places.
Adobe Production Suite CS5.5 with Premiere Pro and After Effects
A wide variety of studio space and equipment to deal with most any situation or product including a custom made turntable to rotate your products. Please see the SOL helmet video for an example.