I, personally, am a huge fan of Chase Jarvis, because he is always working on crazy photo/video shoots and creating insane visual campaigns. But one of the biggest reason is that he is always sharing tips and tricks on his blog, and giving us valuable info on how to succeed as a photographer/videographer. I think when I grow up, I want to be Chase Jarvis…;o)
The other dude is Vincent Laforet, and in terms of anything even remotly Canon DSLR related, he is THE MAN !!!
A few years ago, he was the first one to try the Canon 5D Mark II when nobody had ever heard of HD Video on a stills camera and he created “Reverie” in a few days. That is one of the reason I got my 5D too. And just like Jarvis, he is always sharing info about the brand new gizmo that is gonna take your photography to the next level and on how to use it, what super fun stuff you can do with it and always illustrating it with great videos and/or tutorials.
The reason I’m talking about Vincent Laforet today, is because he just wrote a pretty cool article about a shoot he worked on (as a DP) in Vancouver last July. (Yeah Vancouver !!!)
Anyway, you should go on his blog and check this article out. If, like me, you are a little bit of a photo geek, this is gonna be delicious…
If you’re not as much a geek and the notion of f stop and ISO is completely foreign to you, go check out his photos and videos anyway, that guy is the best out there so I’m sure you’ll find something that you’ll like.
In the mean time look at this video he shot in my neighborhood last July (behind the scene on Vincent Laforet’s blog).
And remember, to get this effect, you have to shoot at 600 frames per second, which means that the camera sensor has 1/600th of a second to catch as much light as possible, that’s why you have to bring about 225 000 watts of lights. which a seriously big amount…