Awhile back LowePro and Joby sent me some really awesome bags and accessories. The bags I use all the time, but up until this point I never had an opportunity to put the GorillaPod Focus to use. Last weekend I was working on a photography/video project with an ammo company called Battle Born Munitions outside of Reno, NV. The first day I shot some footage inside their warehouse and the following day we went off the grid to capture footage of their ammo in action. While we were out there I used a 3 camera setup which consisted of two Nikon D7000s and one GoPro Hero3 Silver Edition. I had the GoPro on a tripod near a steel target about 250 yards away from where we were shooting and I had both of the Nikons focusing on the shooters. The GorillaPod came in handy because I was able to set it up really low to the ground to capture some cool video footage from a lower vantage point and on top of that my steady cam rig broke and the GorillaPod actually worked as a good substitute. I think they should create some accessories to transform the GorillaPod into a highly portable on the go steady cam rig. Anyway, here's a shot of the GorillaPod on the ground in front of the firing line, it was shot with my iPhone so it's not the greatest of shots, but you can see how the GorillaPod was placed and used.
This was my first attempt at shooting video on my own for a project. I was actually doubling as a photographer and videographer. While shooting stills was my primary focus on this shoot, I managed to squeeze in a bit of video as well. The shoot was for an Arsenic Magazine piece titled "Foreplay at Nelson J" at the Nelson J Salon in Beverly Hills. I shot all the footage using my Nikon D7000. The interviewer is the awesome Playboy Cybergirl of the Month, Dani Mathers. You can also check out the music video that was shot by Sawhorse LA while I was shooting stills for the magazine.
Producer: Arsenic Magazine
Video: Steve Williams
Editor: Powell Robinson
Interviewer: Dani Mathers
Models: Chanon Finley | Jennifer Jayleen | Ana Chen
Stylists : Dalit Gwenna | Katie Sullivan
Hair: Christopher Garcia | Corey Chambers | Ray Salazar
Makeup: Brittany Leslie | Jennifer Garcia
Wardrobe: What Katie Did
Location: Nelson J Salon in Beverly Hills