Archives for the ‘Tech’ Category

Equipment by chris kilkus

I am frequently asked what lgihting, grip and camera equipment I use, so I thought I would share about this.  You might be surprised to learn what my preferences are! I am very far from being an equipment geek.  If something is inexpensive but does a good job, I’ll use that over an item that […]

Video Post Production and Color Grading Reel

Check out the post over on ambushpro.com about my friend Christian Stoehr’s Color Grading Reel.  One of the big problems with shooting video on the Canon 5d is that you don’t have much leeway in post on color and exposure adjustments….. but it’s amazing to see what how far he was able to take some […]

Canon 5D MarkIII… enh. I miss my 1ds MarkIII. By Chris Kilkus

Chris Kilkus’ feelings on the Canon 5d MarkIII vs. the 1ds MarkIII

Trying Out a Lighting Concept by christopher kilkus

A few days ago I posted some images from a recent editorial shoot that had clean and classic studio lighting.  Here are some unretouched images from the light test I did the morning of that shoot to show the client a completely different direction we could take it.  The client chose to go for the […]

Exciting new HDSLR Alternative on it’s way, the Sony NEX FS100

I love the Canon 5D MarkII, it helped open up a whole new world of filmmaking for me. But it definitely has drawbacks for motion work which can require a lot of frustrating work arounds.  The next step up from the HDSLR has been the RED cameras, which are amazing products that have been used on […]

Chelsea Staub Shoot – Remote Controlled Client

I was browsing around online this morning and came across these photos….. They looked vaguely familiar, and then it dawned on me… I shot these!  I completely forgot about this shoot.  It was a couple years ago at my old studio in downtown Los Angeles with Chelsea Staub, one of the Disney Channel’s music, TV […]

Urban Planet Video

Our Latest Video for Urban Planet

Forever 21 Fashion Shoot

Here is a campaign we did for Forever 21 in the studio.  They asked for a different lighting look than we normally do to set this campaign apart slightly.  We settled on this backlit lighting scheme that gives us a really bright high key look overall, with lot’s of softness from the flared lights.  It’s […]

Urban Planet Fashion Video

Here is our latest fashion video from the Urban Planet campaign shoot a few weeks ago in Brooklyn, New York. Urban Planet is a cool fashion retailer from Canada and this season they were going for a bit of a grunge style.  It’s always fun for me to shoot with these guys because it’s a different […]

Forever 21 Swim

Here are a few photos from a studio swim shoot we did for Forever 21. I love this light, so crisp, vibrant and simple….. it makes the models and the clothes really pop! There is no secret to it, it’s just a single light pointed directly at the models. It won’t work in all situations […]