This past summer, we were contracted by Lindsay Heimer of NorthSix to scout and complete a full day light study of Sterling Vineyards for their new ad campaign which was to be shot by Norman Jean Roy.

Their concept was a chic, modern spin on the glamorous fashion of the 60’s, set to the backdrop of the architecturally stunning winery terrace and bell tower.

I absolutely loved this concept and think that they did a great job fulfilling their inspiration.

Oh, and by the way, if you haven’t been to Sterling, I would highly recommend the experience!

Here are a few of our scouting photos and final ads from this project…

 

 

Birdman now offers Drone Scouting to their list of services!

We offer stills, video, 2d linked Google Earth mapping and 3d location modeling.

Here are just a few samples from a recent drone scouting project we completed.

Call us for more information.

 

 

Client:  VISIBL App

Production:  Maximize Video Productions

Location: Birdman Inc

We were asked to help secure a high end residential property with a pool and a bedroom for a new app that allows employers connect with potential hires. Max at Maximize Video was fantastic to work with and we think the video turned out great.

 

Production: Patrick Demarchelier
Producer:  Jeanne Fleming
Client: Vogue
Location: Berkeley, CA

We recently worked with Patrick Demarchelier on a project that required locations with a closed set.  Although we knew that he was photographing olympic swimmers, Nathan Adrian and Matt Grevers and NBA All-Star, Stephen Curry, we had to keep a tight lid on this one.  They asked us to find them a swimming pool and gymnasium for an upcoming spread in Vogue magazine.  We just picked up the most recent issue to find the images inside!   It’s always great to see the results of our work.

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We recently worked with Producer Lisa Tesone and Director David Mackie, helping them secure several locations for a futuristic Cable Labs Video.

The video highlights how a home of the future will be using high-speed networks.

They asked us to find them an office environment, a grandma’s house and a large home that would be transformed into a video game.

What an amazing final product!

 

Here is a follow up article from USA Today:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/baig/2016/08/08/what-broadband-home-future-may-look-like/88395270/

Client: Indian Motorcycles
Photographer: Dean Bradshaw
Producer: Kim Comeaux
Location: Northern, Ca

In May 2015 we worked with the photographer Dean Bradshaw and producer Kim Comeaux on a project for Indian Motorcycles. Indian is the original American Motorcycle with roots dating back to 1897 and was a huge contender throughout the 1960’s. The brand was resurrected in 2008 after being absent from the scene for decades and has been making a strong comeback. Owned by Polaris Industries since 2011, the new designs are fresh while honoring the brand’s DNA. We turned a lot of heads while shooting these beautiful bikes on Northern California roads!

Over 3 days we had 2 still crews and a video crew shooting the entire Indian lineup. We covered a lot of Northern California in a short period of time. On Day 1 we started before dawn with rolling traffic breaks over the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge before moving to the financial district in San Francisco. The second day had us breathing fresh air and looking up at giant redwood trees in Bag Basin State Park in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The final day was the most ambitious! While filming the bikes on Treasure Island in the morning with the San Francisco skyline backdrop, Mayor Ed Lee happened to stop by. He sat on a few bikes and expressed his gratitude for our client choosing SF for their shoot. Around mid-day we headed for the coast landing in Stinson Beach. The bikes were shot cruising along CA-1 as the sun dropped to the horizon. Colin Ducey at Ducey Productions provided his expert driving skills on the Camera Car with First AD Michael Jordan calling the shots. The team worked hard long days to capture some amazing riding shots of the beautiful motorcycles!

We spent a week scouting and another 2 getting permits for rolling traffic breaks on the bridge, lane closures in SF, ITC on CA-1 and traffic control on the roads in a state park. We were also hired to manage the shoot and Jason fell into a second AD role to help orchestrate the long shot list. Have a look at the images featured on Indian’s website along with our scouting images.

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  • June 29, 2016 - 2:36 pm

    Jason - This is a very nice blog!

  • June 29, 2016 - 2:55 pm

    Jason - I really love your blog!