One of our favorite places to visit is the amazing scenic views that can be spotted from The Washington State University Campus. Our crew visited the campus again for our second video project! A few words from our Director David King.
For the second video in our series for Washington State University Vancouver, we were asked to help the university highlight how “non-traditional” students thrive at the Vancouver campus.
Directing our focus at transfer students, students that have families and work outside of school, and those that are looking for help with financial aid, we sat down with five students, asking them what makes WSU Vancouver special.
We spent the day on campus, interviewing the students and we produced this video for the WSUV website and to help answer some questions for prospective students.
Photographer Craig Wagner puts his creative skills to use for our client Nixon. Utilizing natural elements to add drama and movement brings these images to life. Read below for a few words from Craig!
This shoot required a lot of teamwork and was a problem solvers dream. It was obvious that digital art would be needed but I chose to capture as much as we could in camera giving the final image a surreal look. NIXON’s creative team was great to work with they had a (tight) solid concept but were very open to experimentation and my team’s input. It gave us the opportunity to play with some new equipment and pull some of our fun gadgets off the shelves.
We are so excited to partner with Hogwild in Portland to highlight their latest products! For insight into this video project read below to hear from our Director, David King!
Hog Wild, a Portland toy company and one of our long-time photography clients, came to us with a need for two commercials to launch their newest products: Click Shots and Power Poppers. Both spots were to be shot in studio, featuring kids, voiceover and a lot of action. We brought in frequent collaborator and Director of Photography Andy Maser with his RED Epic for the shoot. We wanted to shoot with the RED for a couple of reasons: 240 frames per second, slow motion would help us capture the fast action of the products and the 4k resolution at 24 frames would give us the option of doing some fast, optical zooms in post production.
We shot the spots over two days; one day at Studio 3, and because our stage was already booked for another shoot, we shot the next day at Picture This Studios. While not professionals, the kids were fantastic. The RED Epic performed as expected. Two weeks later, the post production was done and the spots were on their way to Hong Kong for one of the biggest toy trade shows in the world.
A few words from the owner of Hogwild!
“Studio 3 produced two .30 TV commercials for us. Both were for toy products brand new to the market and both need high energy and pizzazz. We gave them a decent script and storyboard but what they came back with based upon their creative input, camera techniques, direction and post production was a mile above where we started. We’ve used other companies for our TV spots in the past but we’re incredibly happy with the results we received from Studio 3. Three thumbs up for their creative smarts, direction and technical expertise.” President/CEO Hogwild
We are so excited to introduce our newest member to the Studio 3 team. Her name is Liz Swales, and she has effortlessly joined our PDX studio as our production coordinator. She’s a woman of many talents and charisma, read below to learn more:
I am a crazy, obsessive organized person. that doesn’t feel right without a to-do list in one hand and a phone in the other. With these enduring qualities I knew I needed to find a place that could harbor my talents. Hence I found Studio 3, a place full of awesome creatives and a need for someone to keep it all together.
Once my to-do list is checked off, I sit back, relax, pour myself a glass of wine and nibble on some cheese. I’ve been hard pressed to find a cheese I don’t like. You can also find me walking my adorable Beagle (coffee in hand), decorating my house, cuddling up to watch a movie, singing my heart out, to the track: Brass in Pocket, and always participating in impromptu dance parties.
I have to say it’s been a great first month and I can’t wait to see what more fun is ahead!
We look forward to seeing Liz grow in her role and develop relationships with our stellar clients. Who knows, maybe she’ll get us all dancing?!
Photographer Matt Jebbia set out with a goal of showing movement in a still object. His inspiration of the beauty product industry shines below in his latest image. Read below for a few words from Matt.
My goal with this image was to add to the current series of beauty product images centered around the Dior brand. I wanted to add some life to the Dior brush given that it’s a static object. So I decided to throw some powder onto the brush and blow it away. All of the blown powder is done in camera in several captures and then edited together by our digital artist to create a finished image. – Matt Jebbia
Photographer David Bell had some spare time on his hands, and the inspiration to create a collection of beautiful images showcasing the technology and texture of the Diesel watch collection. A few words from David…
I’ve always loved how fascinating a watch can be, from the technology, materials, gadgets, weight, and pure beauty of the details. I included added textures to highlight the specific details of each watch by photographing them in different environments to compliment the design. Enjoy the collection.
We all agree around Studio 3 that Craig Wagner is one of the hardest working photographers around. And his lighting skills are truly amazing! What he can do with an ordinary pile of broken concrete and a pair of work boots rocks! A few thoughts from Craig!
This was truly a smoke and mirrors shot. I returned from a location shoot to a pile of rubble sitting in the studio. This was left over from a previous project. How could I let this opportunity pass? I pulled a few tools from my garage for props, contrasted the rough concrete texture with smoke, and asked my producer to locate a pair of boots. Nothing like a bit of inspiration after a shoot day!
It’s a known fact that all of us, at Studio 3, love coffee. One thing we love more than drinking this delectable beverage is highlighting its beauty through the lens. Our most recent series was shot by David Bell, characterizing the steps necessary to make a fantastic cup of coffee. He details his inspiration behind this specific shoot, along with his love for the product:
Ahhh…the smell of espresso is always accessible when you have a Moka Pot, more commonly known as the stovetop espresso maker. This product was brought to us thanks to it’s wonderful creators Luigi De Ponti and Alfonso Bialetti. This invention, has made enjoying espresso available to everyone, which is what I wanted to showcase in my step by step imagery. As long as you have the right bean variety and grind, you can always count on a wonderful cup of joe anytime of day!
Tech-Guru and Photographer Henry Ngan takes us on a micro journey into the inner workings of an Intel board. If you have ever wondered what runs the high processing computer systems of today check out these beautiful images. Read on for a few words from Henry on this tech savvy shoot!
On board the DQ77MK is Intel’s 3rd Generation Core i5 3570K unlocked, based on the 22nm Ivy Bridge Architecture. The 3570K seems to be the gamer and over clocker’s choice at the moment. So I decided to capture this Intergalactic Battleship with the 3570K mounted in the LGA1155 socket cruising overhead in the night sky. The other image of the Q77 chipset board shows off the amazing array of input/output headers, including SuperSpeed USB 3.0, high power USB, dual Intel Pro 1000 NICs, DVI-I plus DVI-D, eSATA, and even legacy support for IEEE1394 (firewire). The board is actually more of a mainstream business board with support for Intel vPro Technology. The i7 3770K is also supported on this board if you need HT for video editing. Sorry for geeking out but this is what goes through my mind when I’m shooting technology. – Henry Ngan
Photographer Matt Jebbia puts his creative skills to use by breathing life into an ordinary subject. Utilizing water to help add drama and movement brings this image to life. Read below for a few words on this shoot by photographer Matt Jebbia.
Working with glass objects is probably one of my favorite products to work with. That combined with water just always seems to enhance an image and bring the subject to life. I planned the image out in my mind and on paper but it wasn’t until we started playing around with splash photography in the studio that I was able to create this image exactly the way I had envisioned. – Matt Jebbia