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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Explorer on National Geographic Channel

Explorer, which has been running for 26 years, has changed their format and has a new host: Richard Bacon. I shot eight executions, each relating to an actual story that will be featured on the show. Each picture was laid out as a one sheet, or as a series of four. The shoot took place at Jack Studios in New York. We shot the stills campaign and short motion pieces of each set-up. Below is a "making-of" video that is on the National Geographic website promoting the show.

Entertainment Weekly covers

I worked on a few EW covers in 2016: For James Corden, the Late Late show host and king of carpool karaoke, we chose an obvious prop: A car. Our inspiration was Oasis' album cover "Be here now". I wanted a white Rolls, but had to settle for a white Mercedes 500SEL that I found on Craigslist and actually drove around with for a week. The car did not make it out alive, first drowned, then burned. It actually had to have the engine and gas tank removed to meet the legal requirements for the special effects permit. I shot Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan of "The Walking Dead" in the woods in Georgia, where the show is being filmed. It was a lovely 100 degrees and I got a tick bite and had to go on antibiotics. Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki of "Supernatural" posing on their Impala "Baby", shot in a park in Vancouver near the stages of the show. I did secondary shots on the show sets, one involving "the pie".

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Dead of Summer

Dead of Summer is a new TV show on Freeform, which is the new ABC channel. I shot all of the elements at Aesthesia Studios that has huge flats hanging from the ceiling, which allowed me to get the reflections in the pool right. I also did a round of landscape plates, shooting lakes and trees, and some elements were taken from stock.

Preacher on AMC

I shot poster and PR portraits for a new show on AMC called Preacher. It's an adaptation of a comic book series by the same name, produced by Seth Rogen. The schedule was very demanding, we had to do some 15 unique shots, both on the show sets and in the surrounding desert near Albuquerque, in one days. We spent many days scouting, pre-lighting and shooting background landscapes to be prepared for one hectic extra long day with the cast.
I also shot video of most of the portrait set-ups, the links are below the pictures.

Preacher: Tulip from Stockland Martel on Vimeo.

Preacher: Cassidy with smoke from Stockland Martel on Vimeo.

Preacher: Jesse in church from Stockland Martel on Vimeo.

Preacher: Arseface with Sheriff Root from Stockland Martel on Vimeo.

Preacher: Fiore and DeBlanc from Stockland Martel on Vimeo.

Preacher: Tulip with car from Stockland Martel on Vimeo.

Preacher: Arseface from Stockland Martel on Vimeo.