The peaceful, blossoming, rolling hills of Williamsport PA? Yeah, we got that B-roll! Coming into the “busy season”, the Get-Kinetic camera crew is hustling near and far to find the best images for (arguably) the best image machine on the market: the Epic, of course. Last week we had journeyed half way across the great commonwealth of PA to Williamsport (a few miles short from the famous Hackenberg Apiaries!) There we joined up with Palmer Enfield, the Red Maiden herself, for an interview/b-roll day for MC3 productions. Being the first day to hit 70° and clear skies, it was beyond ideal for some outdoor beauty shots.
Shooting a spec spot is a fun, creative way to display your production talents, but doesn’t often give the work much opportunity to find it’s way into mainstream viewing. You can strive for viral video success, but you would either need to add a cuddly kitten or a Kardashian. GK recently helped long time friend, Gary Irwin, on a spec spot for Breyer’s ice cream (Kardashians not included). The spot was written, produced, shot, and cut for entry into one of Poptent’s many commercial distribution contests. Vying to be picked up for the next Breyers campaign, Gary and the team shot the spec in a single day on a RED MX and a 5D. Gary and the folks at GK also collaborated past spec spots. In 2010 the team worked together on an Amazon.com spot, and in 2011 were together again for an Amazon Kindle spec. Check out a couple of the spots here.
You can add RED Scuba Op Specialist to the resume: a few weeks ago Kevin Hack took the RED into the drink for an underwater shoot in the deep end. Air Sea Land Productions supplied the proper water protective gear. Alongside John Welsh from Parlay Studios, the shoot went off without a hitch and all parties survived the swim. Check out some of the footage and let us know what you think.