Archive for April, 2009

star republic shoot

April 29, 2009

Here is a small selection of pictures from our most recent portfolio / makover shoot in Bristol.

Star Republic is the creation of Lorna Gatherer Ford (art director and stills producer), Paul Blundell (photographer), Jay Turnbull (make up artist) and Alex Sibley (model). To book a portrait, glamour, makeover or personality (corperate, dj, band etc) shoot (on location) please call Lorna on 07825  448 803.

A slideshow from our most recent star republic shoot in Bristol. The next sceduled date for Bristol will be in June but we also have spaces left at our next London shoot in June too. Prices start at £50 per magazine standard picture.

Star Republic shoot

April 19, 2009

a behind the scenes video made entirely from stills (stop frame animation) made at our most recent star republic photo shoot in Bristol.


(contains some partial nudity)

created by Daniel Wellby

STAR REPUBLIC SHOOT CREDITS 
Photographer: Paul Blundell
Art Direction/Production: Lornsadaisy (lorna gatherer ford)
Make up artist: Jay ‘pinxie’ Turnbull 
Styling: Lornsadaisy and Pinxie
Models: Sarah Longbottom and Yasmin Quinn-Wilson
Photographic Assistants: Alex Sibley and Daniel Wellby
Runners: David Muskett and Pablo Chaundy Brain
Clothing supplied by Katie Kins Boutique 

Special Thanks to Roger, Will, Yohanna and Iris the dog.

 

I will update this post with some other great photoshoot videos when I find them!

And also add the actual photos fromn the shoot when they have finished being retouched 🙂

To book a place at our next portfolio / portrait photoshoot in Bristol or enquire about a shoot in another part of the UK, please get in contact! We have dates coming up in Brighton, London, Manchester, Birmingham and Essex.

star republic shoot – donatella

April 18, 2009

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Model: Donatella Hazel Lilian Pegler

photographer: Paul Blundell

Art Director/Producer: Lorna Gatherer Ford ( lornsadaisy)

Make up artist: Jay ‘pinxie’ Turnbull

Director Stitches 45,000 Photographs Into a Music Video

April 2, 2009

Director Stitches 45,000 Photographs Into a Music Video

By Priya Ganapati from the WIRED BLOG
December 05, 2008 | 4:37:14 PMCategories: Cameras  

Cesarandpoppy_2Good video doesn’t always need a great video camera. A still camera, imagination and a lot of hours can also get you there.

Cesar Kuriyama, a New York animator and lighting technical director, has directed a visually arresting music video using an interesting technique.

Eschewing a video camera, he took 45,000 photographs with a Nikon D200 DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) camera and stitched them together to create the illusion of video.

The music video was created for the band Fat City Reprise and premiered at their homecoming concert in Philadelphia.

Kuriyama says he directed the talent in the video to move as best they could in slow-motion while he had his director of photography Tommy Agriodimas shoot JPG bursts with the Nikon D200. 

The duo were able to get about 60 images per burst at about four pictures per second. “Obviously we did many takes for each shot,” says Kuriyama. “Eventually one good take of them moving in slow motion would look great.”

After that the team re-worked the frames in post-production to move closer to 24 frames per second.

Including the time for conceptualizing and creating the story board, it took Kuriyama about 14 months to the video. He worked on it after-work hours every day.

The whole video cost just about $3000 to make, says Kuriyama, “plus the endless personal hours.”

The video also features an animated stuffed animal designed and created by a friend. Kuriyama rigged it with blue sticks coming out of its arms and legs and wore a black suit to hide him. Post-production tricks helped firm the illusion.

Much of the editing for the video, says Kuriyama, was done on his MacBook Pro in Final Cut Pro. He managed the photographs in iPhoto and did the effects in Eyeon Fusion.

Kuriyama’s efforts is an interesting way to circumvent the challenge that photographers face when it comes to creating high quality videos at low cost.

Compact digital cameras, which have had video-recording capabilities for years, offer disappointing image quality. High-end video and movie cameras are bulky and can be very expensive.

But the $2700 21-megapixel Canon 5D Mark II capable of 1080p HD video and the $1300 12-megapixelNikon D90, which can record 720p HD video could change the game.

The two cameras deliver very high quality video and still images and could help photographers move to a single camera for their needs.

Also see:
Nikon D40 DSLR Now Official

Photo: Cesar Kuriyama