Back on the road with director Tyler Stableford & Cabela’s for “It’s In Your Nature” 2.0

As the leaves are falling and temps are dropping the setting is perfect as I find myself on the road shooting again for director Tyler Stableford and Cabela’s .  Last year at this time I began shooting with Tyler and Cabela’s in Lake Cado, TX on the initial award winning ”It’s In Your Nature” campaign.  This year the campaign shoot involves nearly thirty days of scouting and shooting combined over the course of October & November in Washington State, Louisiana, Kentucky, Nebraska & Colorado.  We began our shoot in early October in Washington shooting on the Olympic Peninsula and near Lake Wenatchee.

Cablea's scout day 1

Cablea’s scout day 1


Early morning shoot near Venice, Louisiana

From Washington we flew to Louisiana where we shot in the Gulf of Mexico near Venice, LA and a bit farther inland towards New Orleans.  Following Louisiana we were off to Colorado and then Kentucky before eventually returning to Colorado to take advantage of the early season snow fall and the remaining fall colors in the high country.


Steadicam Op TJ Williams Jr. in action with 1st AC Tod Boyle keeping it sharp.

This shoot has been altogether unique, beautiful & challenging as nearly every shot happens at either sunrise or sunset where I am constantly having to chase the increasing or decreasing natural light and balance with various sources.  We are shooting with the Red Epic predominantly in 5K and using the Zeiss Ultra Primes and the Angenieux         16-42mm & 45-120mm zoom lenses.  We are utilizing steadicam often and as a result I am having to work with new steadicam operators in each location which has been great as I am meeting some fantastic steadicam ops.  After three weeks of shooting I have had the pleasure of working with TJ Williams Jr.,  Remi Tournous in Louisiana and Kevin Andrews in Denver.

Across the board the crew has been fantastic with producer Danny Taff at the helm and my two trusted and highly skilled Colorado based 1st AC’s, Tod Boyle and Scott Daharb alternating shooting locations.  Working with Tyler is always a pleasure as he brings a strong photographic eye and keen sense for unique composition to the table having been a long time Canon Explorer of Light Photographer.

Yours truly at the helm operating the remote head on the Fisher 23' arm.

Yours truly at the helm operating the remote head on the Fisher 23′ arm.

In late October we head to Kentucky for another week of shooting before returning to Colorado to take advantage of the early season snowfall and lingering fall colors.  Stayed tuned for more updates and keep an eye out after the new year for what will very likely be another round of award winning spots for Cabela’s.

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Filming at 11,000′ for Suremen

SureMen OuttakesAs winter snow continued to fall here in the US  I received a call from Sky Creative in the UK to DP a commercial for UK director Mark Holland and the UK antiperspirant client Suremen (US equivelant of Degree anit-persperant) featuring backcountry snowboard action.  As this was something right up my alley I was awarded the job and set straight away to help find the best snowboard talent and best shooting location possible to match the boards.  After looking at dozens of locations throughout Colorado the Telluride area was decided upon having the best terrain and access for crew.Wilson   I contacted X-Games medalist and Aspen native Travis McClain who was a solid fit for the commercial. Scotty Next up was nailing down a RC Heli company that was well suited for dat one of shooting.  As there are several RC companies now to choose from these days and many of them doing good work I needed a company that had experience flying a Red Epic or FS-100 which eventually led to me hiring SkySightRC out of Boulder, CO.Sureman_1  We shot for two days in and around 11,000′ on the backside of Telluride ski resort.  As the shooting locations were too far out for a crew to travel in and out of each day by snowmobile we opted to hunker down in the high alpine at a mountain lodge located nearby.  Thanks to location scout Tim Territo of  Telluride On Site for helping to secure the shooting location and accommodations.TravRooster

Our camera package consisted of two Red Epics, the FS-100 on the RC heli and a variety of lenses to accommodate our shot list.  We had some challenging weather with the first day being blue bird and the second day being cloudy with intermittent heavy snowfall but we were able to shoot our beautiful big wides on the first day and then get into the trees and shoot in weather breaks on day two.  All in all a great shoot with a stellar crew, agency and client!KentBoarder









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