Last year, I was fortunate enough to be asked to shoot a project for Conde Nast Travler and Land Rover USA. This project took us out to various locations within Inner Mongolia, where we followed and documented members of the Expedition Club in their search for the tomb of Genghis Khan! The Land Rover vehicle was the perfect tool to travel through any type of terrain. We drove it through dirt & rocks, mountains, water, and sand. We had a small team and there were many challenges logistically but at the end, I think we were able to get some great footage. It was an amazing adventure and experience and I definitely fell in love with the food out there! I hope you enjoy the video above!
What a way to start the year! I had the great pleasure of working with Director of Photography, Steve Romano at Velocity Media Systems and the Phantom Flex camera. We shot at various speeds over 1000 fps. Most of the subjects were balloons and our bigger setup included 3 people slipping into giant balloons! The challenge of shooting balloons were their reflective surface and we wanted to keep a consistent soft, top source for lighting to get a nice reflection off the top of the balloons. We ended up rigging 10 5K Skypans up top, going through a 20'x20' Full gridcloth. We also added Arri T-12s if we needed more exposure or fill. It was a great crew and a really fun project to work on!