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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

A Nashville Artist Shoot on a Heli-pad + Free Music!

We have been dying to post more on this artist shoot we did but have been holding off so we can simultaneously release it with a free download being offered (more info on the bottom)!!

As mentioned a few weekends ago on our Twitter as well as on a previous blog, we did a photo shoot of these amazing artists Joel & Luke. It was an absolute blast and started in our studio and then concluded at Vanderbilt Hospital. Yes, we said Hospital. No, we weren't shooting in any operating rooms - we were on top of the building shooting on their Emergency Helicopter Landing Pad as you will see in the below video!

We know you just want to see photos and the video so we'll have additional commentary at the end :)

The exhausted stylist with the boy's clothes strewn all about. Ha ha!

Onto the heli-pad with the help of the amazing staff at Vanderbilt Hospital and Life Flight. Thanks again guys!

And a little behind-the-scenes rockin' video of the day

The day was totally blessed! It's a bit hard to tell but it was cold and rather cloudy but that actually turned to our advantage! We were forewarned that if a helicopter was to land, we would have 5 minutes notice and would have to get all of our camera gear as well as their bass drum and piano (yes, piano) out of the way for the copter to land. However, because of the clouds, the helicopters were grounded and we were able to shoot for quite some time up there uninterrupted! The staff was amazing and the shoot was phenomenal. For those who skipped the video, we had lights, extension cords, cameras, old film cameras, a pro video camera, 2 Flips, a couple of iPhones, and I think that just about covers it! Even with the cold, the day was absolutely perfect. After we packed up our stuff and headed out of the hospital it began to rain... any sooner and we would have had to stop shooting. Amazing!

Some other props go out to super stylist Jenni Enno as well Steven Lester capturing professional B-roll (nothing compared to our little
Flips). The day was amazing!

If you liked what you heard on the video, read the special message below from Joel & Luke!

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All you've gotta do is, jump over to our MySpace (myspace.com/joelandluke), click on the link, and the song package will automatically download to your computer. We can only do this for a limited time though, so get "The Free Downloads" today!

We really appreciate your continued support!!

The best days are ahead.


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  1. These are awesome. Love the on location shots. Lighting is perfect. The poster at the end is fabulous.

  2. You guys are AWESOME! These were great! I hope to one day meet you in person and attend a workshop!! Such and inspiration. :)

  3. That's one heck of a great set.

  4. these are awesome. love the body language. you're right, the type of day was perfect. how'd you nail that location anyway? these are among some of my favs. you guys rock - ash

  5. these are awesome. love the body language. you're right, the type of day was perfect. how'd you nail that location anyway? these are among some of my favs. you guys rock - ash

  6. Thanks everyone for the great comments! We had such a blast on this one and the location on the heli-pad was just a God thing that we got up there like we did.

  7. Love the super rocktographer pose on the helicopter landing strip. GREAT work! Congrats!

    Candice & Daniel

  8. I love the look off camera light gives. The dark clouds just make it so much more dramatic. These are fantastic!! If you get to read this, what kind of lighting did you use?

  9. Jackie-

    We use Photojenic powerlights for all of our studio stuff. They are between 500 and 1,000 watts each. We also use Westcot softboxes, the Vagabond 2 for power and Pocket Wizards for triggering.

    Thanks for the nice compliments!

  10. You guys rocked the socks off this shoot! It's rare that I like EVERY photo in a post... but you guys just proved that it happens! You should be super proud of these!! On a side note: I'm totally diggin' Joel & Luke's free downloads! Where's that "Hey Hey Hello" song though?

  11. all i can say is.... only in Nashville would you see a piano being wheeled through a hospital :-)only in Nashville!

  12. These photos are so good! This is amazing photography at its finest!



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