Sunday, October 28, 2007

Precision Shooting

I have just completed a recent assignment for a Canadian drilling company based in Alberta, Canada. My client, Precision Drilling has 4 rigs currently drilling on the western slope of Colorado. Precision was looking for a beautiful calendar shot of one of there rigs along with some working shots around the rig.

This video will give you an insight into how I approach my location shoots and how I work with people on location. I've been shooting annual reports for 24 years, I just love shooting!

12 comments:

MaCanuck said...

I love watching these. This one especially, as you actually had that one section where the camera rolled while you were taking pictures. Unlike say, the jump-cut heavy vids that Chase Jarvis puts out. (Love them, too, but I like the fly on the wall style, too.)

Now you just need to make a video of you negotiating rates with a client....

Not Me said...

I really like the moon-rise photo. What luck that was! (www.jbhaber.com)

Anonymous said...

I've been watching (and reading) since your site was first mentioned on Strobist, and my one comment about this particular post is as follows:

For the love of all that is holy, loose the musak!! Gahh, it's unbearable.

John MacDonald said...

thanks for sharing your thoughts and pics.

Unknown said...

Hi there,

I spotted this on strobist. This stuff is gold!!! Thanks for making these vids David!

Chad

Unknown said...

Hi David, thanks for your blog and especially for this video. It is amazing to see doing your job. Keep it up with that.

Anonymous said...

Found you through Strobist. I love these videos! For a amateur shooter as myself the videos are both great inspiration and informative tutorials as well. Bookmarked!

Anonymous said...

Hi David, I enjoyed the video of the drilling rig shoot. Just curious - do you have to take any precautions with the strobes and triggers when working in potentially explosive environments (ie oil and gas industry)?

Anonymous said...

Hi Dave, Great work.

There's a typo in the caption of the drilling video: 'ellumination' for illumination.

Peter

Anonymous said...

David, I discovered this video through the Strobist blog. Thanks for sharing! I really like your approach and the results are stunning. Especially the pictures taken with the fisheye are very cool!

Anonymous said...

hi david - the link ist broken right now - could you be so kind and fix it? thanks!

Pat Morrissey said...

Jings, David - I found my pulse racing watching this vid. So much to get right, so many variables.
I keep coming back to your site for practical demonstrations of good shooting practices, and I'm always impressed with your "cool".
Many thanks, please post more!
Pat