Jacob FennMedia Specialist
Fenn epitomizes a filmmaking jack of all trades. While he has worked pre-through-post on theatrically-released feature films and national TV commercials, his expertise lies in catering to any video production, regardless of scale or budget. Fenn has traveled to every continent on the planet in pursuit of his video and photo making dreams.
Raven A. NgatuvaiProducer
Raven’s unique balance of professionalism and candor have earned her both the respect of her filmmaking peers and an impressive list of diverse experiences. Ranging from feature film production to TV, corporate, religious, travel and commercial filmmaking, there is little Raven has not been entrusted with when it comes to creating quality video content.
Bryce & Escalante Light Jogging Series – Casey Fields
September 17–19, 2020
Bryce Canyon’s crimson spires are both incomparably beautiful and easily accessible–ideally suited to a light jogging series. The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is companion to Bryce in proximity and visual appeal, but boasts a completely unique character of its own. Deep canyons, cliffs, and gorges grant this area both visual impact and surprising diversity. For relatively flat terrain, access during the current pandemic, and a variety of visually stunning locales, it doesn’t get much better than this. In just three days of production, Casey will take us on an adventure through 75 million-year-old paleontology, coral pink dunes, slot canyons, a ghost town movie set and across some of the most stunning landscapes nature has to offer.
Video 1: Red Canyon
Kanab’s Peek-a-Boo Canyon (Red Canyon) is an incredible slot canyon off the beaten path as it takes some fun, sandy off-roading to get into the canyon itself. The deep orange, sandstone walls are most scenic for photography along with ancient Moqui steps made by Puebloans, which are hand and toe holds carved into vertical sandstone surfaces.
Video 2: Coral Pink Sand Dunes
These unique, warm-pink-colored sand dunes feel like shifting water beneath you, sitting next to red sandstone cliffs from the Middle Jurassic geologic period. Winds can move these mountains and hills up to 50 feet each year.
Video 3: Toadstool Hoodoos
Just as the name suggests, these rock formations resemble mushrooms or fondly referred to as “ghosts” and “goblins” that can be explored in just 1.5 miles roundtrip.
Video 4: Paria
This wilderness area full of unique plateaus and deep canyons covers area in both northern Arizona and southern Utah. It is one of the longest and deepest slot canyons in the world. A natural film set, where more Westerns were filmed than anywhere outside of California. Some include: The Lone Ranger, Gunsmoke, The Apple Dumpling Gang and many more.
Video 5: Bryce Canyon Basin
A forested plateau, having undergone freezes and thaws for millions of years makes this desert floor a hotspot for winter sports. Historical evidence shows that people have been fascinated with this area for at least 10,000 years; Paleo peoples hunted here towards the end of the Ice Age and later on, was harvested by Pueblo and Paiute peoples and Mormon Pioneers.
Video 6: Bryce Canyon Rim
At an elevation of 8,000 to 9,000 feet, this expansive alpine environment reserve in southern Utah has formed natural, colorful limestone amphitheaters and spire-shaped formations, making for impressive overlooks at sunrise and sunset.
Video 7: Grosvenor Arch
A rare massive arch, reaching 150 feet above ground that is actually a double sandstone arch with two windows you can walk underneath for a beautiful sky view. It was named after National Geographic Society president Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor in 1949.
Video 8: Cockscomb
Featured in Utah’s Colorado Plateau region, natural wear and tear of this steep strata became a long ridge, resembling the colorful “comb” of a rooster’s head. Both visitors and geologists come from around the world to experience it because of its impressive geologic history also known as “Utah’s Pyramids.”
Prep Day – Hotel Arrival – Evening
Select crew shoots night prior, but Casey flies into St. George airport and crew meets at Best Western East Zion Thunderbird Lodge at 7PM for briefing meeting.
Shoot Day 1 – Kanab
7 AM: Red Canyon
11 AM: Coral Pink Sand Dunes
3:30 PM: Toadstool Hoodoos
6 PM: Paria
Shoot Day 2 – Bryce Canyon
7 AM: Bryce Basin
2PM: Bryce Rim
Shoot Day 3 – Cockscomb
7:30 AM: Grosvenor Arch
4 PM: Cockscomb
|Sony RX100||Best size/quality compromise. Lightweight 1" sensor camera.|
|Sony A7 III||This camera complements the A7S3 well for a shoot requiring both still photos and video. It will act as a B-camera for the video shoot.|
|Spare batteries x4|
|Tamron 28-75mm f2.8||This lens represents the best balance of light weight, good focal range, and quality optics and auto focus speed.|
|Tamron16-27mm f2.8||This lens represents the best balance of light weight, good focal range, and quality optics and auto focus speed for wide shots.|
|Ronin S Gimbal x2||This gimbal is portable enough to maneuver and transport quickly but solid enough to withstand a day's use.|
|Motorized Scooter||The bulk of the gear can be carried by an assistant accompanying the shoot on a motorized scooter (where possible)|
|Vari-ND filter||Image quality has everything to do with correct exposure and this is the best option for nailing good exposure on-the-fly.|
|HDMI Tx||On site transmission of video feed for producers|
|HDD for DIT x2||Daily backups for redundancy|
|Ninja V||Monitoring on-set|
|Laptop AC Adapter|
|USB Battery banks x3|
|RODE Wireless GO 2.4GHz Tx Rx||Use as primary with Oscar-Tech (due to weight) but have on-talent backup|
|Pixel UHF ~600MHz Tx Rx||Contingency for UHF distance or high RF interference areas|
|Cable: 3.5mm right angle|
|Joe's Sticky Tape|
|OST Lav (801)|
|OST Lav TL-40|
|5-in-1 (Large)||Having an assistant provide fill light where possible may help|
|YN Saber||Portable llight for contingency dusk shots|
|Micro HDMI to HDMI|
|3.5mm cable x2|
|Tentacle Sync x2|
|AA batteries x10|
|Godox Wistro||Great outdoor strobe for high power in small package|
|Godox Speedlight||Small speedlight for two-light sizzle shots|
|Godox 5GHz trigger||Reliable wireless trigger for speedlight and strobes|
|Generator for FPV batteries|
|First Aid Kit, moleskin etc.|
Still Photos are just as important as the workouts videos themselves! If we don’t have killer photo thumbnails for each workout, our users won’t select the workout and will never get to experience the program. This means we will block time in each workout to capture still photography (i.e. 20 minutes).
|IMAGE USE||SHOTLIST||FORMAT / SPECS|
|• Thumbnails on the machine console.|
• Marketing materials.
• Social media.
|• 4-6 awesome photos per workout. Shot before, during, or after the workout. We like variety – action shots are great!|
• Landscape images.
• Cultural images.
• Mostly landscape with sharp background.
• Use flash to fill in shadows.
• Subject middles, left, right (for cropping and overlay print).
• Trainer Clothing to match each workout.
|• Raw originals and edits provided.|
• Sync date and time on cameras + GPS location. and reset image numbering to 0.