Shooting

NS Builders is ramping up their youtube channel (with some help from Puffin Media). They needed an interesting trailer to sit atop the channel for new visitors. The video had to hit the major points of NS Builders branding. Located in Boston. Specialize in interior renovations and fine carpentry. Developing strong client relationships....

NS Builders

is ramping up their youtube channel (with some help from Puffin Media). They needed an interesting trailer to sit atop the channel for new visitors. The video had to hit the major points of NS Builders branding. Located in Boston. Specialize in interior renovations and fine carpentry. Developing strong client relationships. Extremely involved in design and construction. We used an interview conducted in Nick Schiffer’s (Owner & Master Carpenter) truck, in route to a Boston Red Sox game. The conversation was laid back and on point. It fit the message we wanted to portray. Then we tossed in some B-Roll showing the key messages in action. 

Why Black and White?

Why not? Haha, no. It was a deliberate decision. Black in white almost subconsciously makes a video feel more dramatic. We made the choice in post (Obviously) (Do people even shoot video in B&W? If you do spare me the soap box speech.) We felt it helped strengthen the message and unify the piece. Driving through the streets of Boston, and talking about high-end carpentry? Yeah, sounds like a black and white piece to me. 

Overall

It was a fun piece to work on. The music, the high contrast black & white, the truck side interview driving through Boston, can’t get much better than that. 

 

Aerial Video: Puffingram Jan ’16

Aerial Video: Puffingram Jan ’16

Puffingrams are monthly videos that generally consist of all aerial video. This month is aerial video of a farm in southern Maine. It was ridiculously windy and it had snowed the evening before. The DJI Phantom 3 held up well in the wind. Since it remained cold the snow was sandy and created interesting snow drifts. It wasn’t the easiest landing in the world ;P Enjoy!

Aerial Video: Puffingram OCT ’15

Aerial Video: Puffingram OCT ’15

This month is aerial video of the leaves changing on a farm in southern Maine. I’m Glad I got a chance to get some footage of the amazing foliage this year. Unfortunately I didn’t have a high vantage point so I couldn’t get my drone as close to the trees as I wanted to. I always think of the safety factor before the beauty factor. If your vantage point allows it the most compelling aerial video is when you can get as close to the subject as possible.

Puffingram JAN ’16
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Aerial Video: Woodygram AUG ’15

Aerial Video: Woodygram AUG ’15

Wears Woody is making waves in the apparel world. This month they brought us out to Duxbury Beach to make a promotional video for their latest threads and of course to grab some aerial video of woody (aka Jeep Grand Wagoneer). We lucked out with an amazing sunrise and awesome weather for the 2 day shoot. Thought a throw together a quick 15 sec teaser of the up coming video and feature some of those awesome aerial video shots.

Puffingram JAN ’16
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Puffin Studio

 

Puffin Studio Up and Running

Puffin Studio is now up in running after a 4 month renovation period. There is available:

  • Studio space: It is pint-sized powerhouse of a studio. It’s not Paramount Studios, but it offers a solid work space allowing for good depth for shooting.
  • Conference space: A large conference table allows the creative juices to flow and a coffee machine is a hop, jump, and a skip away.
  • Lounge space: A comfy sofa and chairs circle each other for a more laid back meeting style. Also a good place for fellow colleagues off camera to hang.
  • Double doors: The big door opening to the studio allows large objects to easily come in and be photographed or used as props.
  • Natural light: An abundance of natural light is available during the day in the studio. Allowing you to keep your artistic options open.
  • Studio lighting: A wide variety of Fresnels and LEDs are available in the studio. To stay consistent with previously existing content or direction style.
  • White wall: The white wall is the primary background in the studio and allows for the most flexibility during shooting.
  • Green screen/Black screen: Fabric screen options are available for various setups.

If you need a place for interviews, head shots, or you just want to hangout give us a shout and schedule a meeting.