Production Stills, Unit Photographer

•August 26, 2014 • Leave a Comment

I recently worked as the unit photographer shooting the production stills of a major music video production.  It is always a joy to work with large and professional crews and this one was one of the finest I have worked with.  Everyone just knew what needed to be done and did it.  The whole crew moved as if one, in perfect sync and not once did I see anyone do anything that would ruin the take or slow the production (other than when the fog set off the fire alarm).

That said, I also couldn’t help be feel a sense of what is being lost in so many other works.  There is an attitude of “anyone can do it” and we have armies of people out there claiming to be experts who have never even seen an actual production.  This shows in the final product, whether it be a photo shoot, or a video production.  I found myself wishing that these people could have the chance to see what it actually takes to do it right.  So often a person entering the industry just doesn’t know what he doesn’t know.

I hope some of these photos will give a sense of what goes into the making of a professional music video, and just how beautiful the final cut is going to be as a result.  Watch for it.  It is “Numb” by Amy Kress.

See more photos in the unit photographer gallery on my website.  Watch for updates on the release of Numb on AmyKressMusic.com

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The love scene, copyright Mark Stout all rights reserved

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The bar scene, copyright Mark Stout, all rights reserved

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Director of photography nightclub scene, copyright Mark Stout all rights reserved

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From the strip club scene, copyright Mark Stout, all rights reserved

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Strip club scene, copyright Mark Stout, all rights reserved

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Production stills from the strip club scene in music video. Copyright Mark Stout, all rights reserved.

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Filming the stripper scene, copyright Mark Stout

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Production stills, movie crew and talent. Copyright Mark Stout, all rights reserved.

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Unit photographer, filming the strip scene, copyright Mark Stout, all rights reserved

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Behind the scenes photo, copyright Mark Stout, all rights reserved.

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Behind the scenes photo from Numb, an Amy Kress music video.

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Strip club scene, copyright Mark Stout

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Music video strip club scene, copyright Mark Stout

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Production stills, copyright Mark Stout

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Producer and camera operator, music video. Copyright Mark Stout

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Producer and director of photography. Copyright Mark Stout

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Movie crew behind the scenes, copyright Mark Stout

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Aeriel view of the crew, talent and set. Copyright Mark Sout

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The crew loading in. Copyright Mark Stout

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Production stills, Copyright Mark Stout

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Nightclub scene, Amy Kress, Numb, music video. Copyright Mark Stout

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Talent waiting by the gear truck. Copyright Mark Stout

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Filming the drug deal scene, copyright Mark Stout

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Filming the drug deal, copyright Mark Stout

Unit photographer

•August 22, 2014 • Leave a Comment

I still haven’t found a chance to put up a full post on the movie production or some of the production stills I took, but I do want to share one more photo from it.

This was taken during the bar scene.  The room had been pumped full of fog, building it up to the levels needed for when the filming began when I noticed two of the extras waiting for their queue.  This photo has ended up being one of the favorites of the entire crew.

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Production still taken during the filming of Numb, a music video for Amy Kress, copyright Mark Stout, all rights reserved

Sexy men’s fashion ad campaign

•August 21, 2014 • Leave a Comment

This is an outtake from a sexy men’s fashion ad campaign I shot that I am able to release.  I’ll post more info about this shoot in a couple months, but meanwhile enjoy this shot.  It was a fun photoshoot to say the least.

Please visit my Men’s Fashion Photography gallery.

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From a sexy men’s fashion ad campaign, copyright Mark Stout, all rights reserved

Simple fashion photography

•August 20, 2014 • Leave a Comment

In a lot of my work I have elaborate sets and extensive post production work.  But I also appreciate the beauty of simplicity, elegance and luxury.  In this high fashion photo I went with a rich but simple background.

Please visit my fashion photographer gallery.

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Simple high fashion, copyright Mark Stout, all rights reserved

Men’s fitness photographer

•August 19, 2014 • Leave a Comment

This is an outtake from fitness magazine shoot I did with Danny Apollo Bruce.  Danny is a celebrity fitness trainer, and has a stellar record of success for his clients.  I will be telling you quite a bit more about Danny in the near future.

Please visit my fitness photographer gallery on my website for more info and to book a shoot.

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Outtake of Danny Apollo Bruce, celebrity fitness trainer. Copyright Mark Stout, All rights reserved.

Women’s Fitness Photographer

•August 18, 2014 • Leave a Comment

This is an outtake from a fitness magazine shoot I just wrapped up with women’s fitness model, Noora Kuusivuori.  I will post more images from this shoot after it has been published, but this one was so much fun that I had to share it.

Please visit my fitness photographer gallery on my website to see more of my work or book a shoot.

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Outtake from a shoot with Noora Kuusivuori, copyright Mark Stout, all rights reserved

Production stills

•August 9, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Had a blast today working the the set of a music video production as the unit photographer.  This is one of the production stills from today.  A very interesting shot to get.  When it was taken the camera man, grips and subject were all in motion in different directions.  I shot this with a 200 mm lens from far back to stay out of the way as much as possible and timed it for an opening in the crew to get the shot.   Will post more from this later.

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Production still taken during the filming of a music video, copyright Mark Stout, all rights reserved

 
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