Rochester Gymnastics Academy : ROGA

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Rochester Gymnastics Academy : ROGA

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This summer we created a marketing film for the brand new Gymnastics Academy in Rochester, MN. Each of the founders were competitive gymnasts themselves and wanted to bring a world-class facility to the area. We were brought in to create a piece to inspire both children and parents to give the new facility a try.

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We spent one long day in the gym with an incredible group of young athletes to create this piece. Our film team was small and nimble as well and full of talent.  (see credits below). Big thanks to the hardworking children, the crew and the client for helping bring this piece together!

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We look forward to sharing this film with you all very soon!

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Best Foot Forward: 2017 REEL

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Best Foot Forward: 2017 REEL

Here is one minute and twenty-three seconds of some of my favorite work from the last couple years. Since I work with both stills and video, you'll see both represented in this reel.

It also serves as a reminder that I am one lucky fellow to get to "work" on so many fun jobs. I am a bit spoiled...

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Music Video for HARMONY (Josh Harmony)

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Music Video for HARMONY (Josh Harmony)

My friend and musician Josh Harmony has recently cranked up the album-producing machine and formed a new project he calls simply "Harmony".  We spent a few Spring days this year running around town to neat places we liked and filmed some footage to cut into this music video for his tune "RollerCoaster".

We also teamed with Bekah (on Instagram @BekahWorleyCo) for the awesome artwork used in the stop-motion opening of the piece.  Give it a listen and a watch!

 

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Racecar Lifestyle in Austin, TX

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Racecar Lifestyle in Austin, TX

Amateur car racing attracts an especially dedicated kind of individual. It's not cheap, it takes a lot of time, involves a fair amount of travel, has a very real risk of injury. All of that and the payoff is little more than a good time. Personally, I can understand the thrill of flogging a machine around a course while those all around you are doing the same. Perhaps in another life I could have been a racecar driver, but for now, photographing the sport is thrill enough.

Fix 'em fast and get back in the race!

Fix 'em fast and get back in the race!

"There are only 3 sports: bullfighting, motor racing and mountaineering - all the rest are merely games" - Ernest Hemingway

"There are only 3 sports: bullfighting, motor racing and mountaineering - all the rest are merely games" - Ernest Hemingway

Squirm into your snug nest of a seat and strap in.

Squirm into your snug nest of a seat and strap in.

The mental checklist is done. You're lined up and waiting for the clock.

The mental checklist is done. You're lined up and waiting for the clock.

“And suddenly I realized that I was no longer driving the car consciously. I was driving it by a kind of instinct, only I was in a different dimension.” ― Ayrton Senna

“And suddenly I realized that I was no longer driving the car consciously. I was driving it by a kind of instinct, only I was in a different dimension.”
― Ayrton Senna

Teammates listen to the radio and watch for their car to round the corner, safe, still in the race, still a chance to win.

Teammates listen to the radio and watch for their car to round the corner, safe, still in the race, still a chance to win.

Consumables: Part 1

Consumables: Part 1

Consumables: Part 2

Consumables: Part 2

"You don't always win your battles, but it is good to know you fought!"

"You don't always win your battles, but it is good to know you fought!"

What can you NOT fix with a hammer?! 

What can you NOT fix with a hammer?! 

Cars often draw comparisons to women. Take that however you like...

Cars often draw comparisons to women. Take that however you like...

"If you think you are always in control, then you are not going fast enough" - Mario Andretti

"If you think you are always in control, then you are not going fast enough" - Mario Andretti

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"Cinematic Pins" for Target & Pinterest

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"Cinematic Pins" for Target & Pinterest

A "Cinematic Pin" or "CinePin" for short is actually a series of photographs at high framerate that we make into a little movie. It sounds easier than it is...

This fall, Josh Lane, a film Director at Target reached out to me with a new and uncharted project. Pintrest had added a "video" option to their page, but it came with some tricky restrictions. We spent one afternoon testing our equipment options out to see which configuration of camera/lenses/settings would net the best outcome for this challenge.

Then we spent two days in the studio creating what you see here. It was challenging at times, but as such was a total blast, because our ideas worked! Check them out: 

Client: Target

Director: Josh Lane

Producer: Alex Calingaert

DP: T.C. Worley

Gaffer: Jeff Fisher

Grip: Sev Perman , Gerhard Riauchtschnig

Art Director: Tony Vu

Prop Assist: Melissa Loop, Logan Ley

Wardrope: Amy Shelter

Manicurist: Heidi Semrau

PA: Amy Lovestrand, Jesse VanDenElzen

Talent: Shayla Weatherby, Blanca Schellsmidt, Lalita Zapata

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Working to save the Boundary Waters Canoe Area

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Working to save the Boundary Waters Canoe Area

Sometimes you have to experience something to care about it.

#BWCA at dusk reset my gauge of "peaceful".

#BWCA at dusk reset my gauge of "peaceful".

I spent 4 days in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area of northern Minnesota this November. I gathered with a few other outdoor journalists at the invite of Sportsmen for the Boundary Waters and BackCountry Hunters and Anglers. Both organizations exists to protect wild areas so that outdoorsy folk like myself can freely visit and enjoy them well into the future.

For full details of the trip, visit The Gear Junkie and view the article. In the meantime, enjoy these unpublished photos of the area: 

A view from the center of one of thousands of perfect little islands that dot these lakes.

A view from the center of one of thousands of perfect little islands that dot these lakes.

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Will and Zach paddle out for a sundown session.

Will and Zach paddle out for a sundown session.

Lukas checks in on his moose-meat stew.

Lukas checks in on his moose-meat stew.

Will and Lucas launch for the paddle home.

Will and Lucas launch for the paddle home.

Goodnight, BWCA.

Goodnight, BWCA.

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We-no-nah Canoes

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We-no-nah Canoes

Three things I love: Water, Canoes and photography. All these came together in one glorious week of shooting this summer! I was honored to be selected to shoot the 50th Anniversary campaign for We-no-nah Canoes and delighted to spend it all in/out of and near the water to make it happen.

This job was a mix of both still photos and video, so we had our hands full! We put in some long days to take advantage of both sunrise and sunset, but it was 100% worth it. Big thanks to my hustling team and all the talent that worked so hard for us!

As of right now the website is still under-construction and awaiting some updates, but it should be all polished up soon. 2017 paddling season can't come soon enough!

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#PortraitVan

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#PortraitVan

This Summmer I've been engaging in a personal project that I dreamt up sometime shortly after purchasing my business vehicle - a 2016 Dodge ProMaster Van. I realized that one of my favorite portrait lighting set-ups would actually fit inside my van and that I could feasibly make portraits anywhere I could drive my van. I got pretty excited about that!

A young boy exhibits the pride and resolve of his Native people at the Standing Rock Reservation in Cannon Ball, North Dakota.

A young boy exhibits the pride and resolve of his Native people at the Standing Rock Reservation in Cannon Ball, North Dakota.

People have really responded well to the images and many have tried to hire the #PortraitVan, as I began calling it. But, I didn't want it to be like a food truck for photography, I wanted it to be something more special and personal for me. If it became a job or work, I would not be as likely to want to do it. This idea and thus project really needed to stay about passion and excitement for making beautiful imagery. At this time, the project is at invite-only status.

Heart Attack survivor and pace-maker recipient, Bob Quick is pedaling across the US on a bike to prove a point.

Heart Attack survivor and pace-maker recipient, Bob Quick is pedaling across the US on a bike to prove a point.

The #PortraitVan at work outside TwinSix HQ in Minneapolis, MN.

The #PortraitVan at work outside TwinSix HQ in Minneapolis, MN.

 

The idea has evolved somewhat, and I have even had an opportunity to use the project as a vehicle (pun totally intended) for social change - or at least awareness. I visited the Standing Rock Reservation a few weeks ago to have a feet-on-the-ground look at what is happening out there. I was honored to be able to photograph a handful of American Native's while I was there and use the images to help spread the word about the injustices happening in North Dakota.

 

 

I don't know where the #PortraitVan will take myself or my work in the future, but I'm excited for new ideas and opportunities to pop up. To see all published #PortraitVan images, visit my stills portfolio page or search #PortraitVan on your social media outlets.

Author and Still Kickin' Founder Nora and son #RalphieGrams climbed out of bed (literally) to sit for me one morning.

Author and Still Kickin' Founder Nora and son #RalphieGrams climbed out of bed (literally) to sit for me one morning.

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Minnesota Zoo "Where Amazing Lives" :30 spot

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Minnesota Zoo "Where Amazing Lives" :30 spot

My super talented team and I got the pleasure of spending a fun-filled, if hard-working day at the Minnesota Zoo this Spring. Our objective was to create the latest and best-ever spot to show off the experiences that the Zoo offers.

Challenges: We had a single day to shoot this piece and the zoo was open for business the whole time! It was quite a day, but we got it done and are proud of the results.

Adventure Advertising and I assembled the following team of awesome people to get the job done:

Producer: Tanya Silver Director/DP: T.C. Worley 2nd Cam: Travis Higgins 1st AC: Brian Suerth Gaffer: Gerhardt Riatschnig Hair/Makeup: Ashlee Ellert Prep/Wardrobe: Julie Caruso PA: Ami Lovestrand

Post: Edit: Joseph McMahon Color: Nice Shoes / Oscar Oboza

Talent: Taous Claire and Liberty Felton

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WolfTooth Components: Gravel Explorer Video

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WolfTooth Components: Gravel Explorer Video

WolfTooth Components, a boutique maker of high-end cycling parts & accessories hired me to creat 2 films for them last fall. This is the first of 2.

Big ups to my crew and our hard-charging cyclist/model Jack Hinckens.

Director/DP: T.C. Worley
Editor: Joseph McMahon
Drone Op: Fresh Sights Media (Joe and Renee)
Assist Cam: Travis Higgins
Talent: Jack Hinckens

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