Friday, October 23, 2009

New (York Times) developments and inspiration

© Michael Sugrue

Here's an image from about a month and a half ago. I've been sequestered in my cave post-processing several jobs for over a week, with at least another week to go. I've been able to get some vitamin D while shooting a couple of new jobs recently, so I'm not a total vampire.

I'm proud to say I just had my first large ad in the New York Times. It was in yesterday's paper (10/22) on page A10. It was essentially a still from a commercial production for Visa that's online here. I shot 6 of the 9 videos, and edited a 7th. Much of that work will be on a new version of my site, which I'm pretty excited about launching around mid-November.

The trailer below, from a film by Grzegorz Jonkajtys, was shot with a 5D Mark 2. This is WAY better than anything I've seen from that camera. It just goes to show you that it's not at all about the technology, but how you tell the story using lighting, motion, sound, and editing (and some CGI). Basically all of the skills you can't just buy for $2700 from B&H.

Check out the film site here.