AQUATECH SOUND BLIMP TRAINING
I have a dream of becoming a TV/Film set still photographer and thanks to companies like AquaTech (http://aquatech.net) and Unique Photo (http://www.uniquephoto.com) I’m a little closer to seeing that dream come true.
Set Photography, behing-the-scenes documenting, creating images for editorial and advertisement is an area of photography I would like to explore and become successful in next.
I recently received an email from a potential client who works with set photographers and showed an interest in my photography. But he asked a question. Are you familiar and comfortable shooting with a sound blimp. I had to truthfully answer no. I also told him that I would look into getting one (blimp) and become familiar and comfortable with it ASAP.
I have TV studio and hand-held cameraman experience. I’ve worked at MSNBC, News 12, Court TV and Comcast Sports. I’ve also had the pleasure of working with some of the top TV ministries across the country. I’ve work with Junket Productions, an innovator in the production of television press junkets for about 8 years. This experience has help me learn how to work with celebrities.
I did a little research on sound blimps and thought AquaTech had the blimp I would be happy with. I shared my dream with them. They thought it was great that I was chasing this new angle and pursuing TV/Film set photography, and agreed to help out. At this same time one of my bodies (D300) went down and Unique Photo pull some strings to get a D4 in my hands.
The night before I was to leave for my trip to Tuscany with M&M Photo Tours I received the Blimp. I decided to repack my bags and include the blimp. Getting on a TV/ Movie set to train is not an easy thing to do, so I felt 8 straight days of shooting with the blimp in Tuscany would be great for training and help get me up to speed quickly.
This is a group of photos shot with the blimp. I hope soon, I'm on a real set, realizing my dream.
When I return home from Tuscany, I took the blimp on a shoot to photograph the NJ Ballet Company at a performance at the MPAC in Morristown. To see those photos, click onto the NJ Ballet gallery.