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Garrett’s favorite photos from 2012, taken by either Garrett or Jill Gibbons for Aderyn Productions.
Looking for a filmmaker, music video director, dance photographer or visual storyteller? I’m based in Seattle, Washington but I travel the world. Hit me up!
Theoretics is an Emerald City gem like only Seattle seems to produce. Seven musicians trained in classical, jazz, funk, rock and hip-hop have combined to make an amazing sound.
Thematically, my main goal was to convey a feeling of ascension: visually, energetically and emotionally. During the band sequences I move the camera upward, slowly from the start of the song (where the camera was on the ground) through the end where the camera was often soaring above the band members’ heads. The color palette starts cool and gradually gets warmer throughout the song. The dancers’ stories follow a similar theme, and their solos combine into an ideological improv session as the song reaches its climax climaxing with Brian Ung’s airborne power moves during the song’s final hits.
We filmed this music video quickly and the dancers (Jessica Hu, Mikeskee Huang and Brian Ung) were all wonderful to work with. One of their main challenges was dancing without music. I knew that they would be dancing mostly during the chorus and final outtro but the exact pacing wasn’t set enough to give them musical cues to use for choreography.
I was in Málaga, Spain last week and filmed this music video for singerAlma Sanjo, also featuring Flamenco dancer (bailaora) Sarai Lacaci Claros.
This being a side-project while filming a documentary I’m producing in Gibraltar, I had very little music video-related equipment with me: no Glidetrack, no Glidecam, no crazy 10mm lenses or fancy lighting kits, just a tripod, a Spiderbrace PVC shoulder-mount rig, my Canon 7D and 2 lenses (17-40L and 70-200L).
UPDATE: Due to a rainy forecast, the workshop has been moved to the Seattle Center House! Meet at the North entrance to the Center House, which is on the end closer to the fountain and football field.
- Meet at the North Entrance.
- 2pm: Video Workshop
- 3pm: Photo Workshop
- end time: when everyone’s done
Video Workshop: Better 60p Slow-motion
Starting at 2pm at the Seattle Center House, Garrett Gibbons will be leading a shoot and discussion about better using the 60p function of recent DSLR cameras for slow-motion.
Our special guests will be breakdancers from the Flying Sneakers Cru, who are coming to battle and break it down so we can have some sweet footage. Make sure to check out their performances and Garrett’s slow-motion work on the 7D in the Victor Shade “Soothsayer” music video.
Around 3pm at Seattle Center, Jake Chapman will lead a workshop on fashion and wedding photography, emphasizing fusion techniques unique to HDSLRs. Jake’s one-light strobe photography is practical, versatile and gorgeous.
Bring your strobes, a flash trigger if you have one, or just a pair of listening ears. Your photography will improve as you work through lighting solutions with Jake and the group.
Bring friends and spread the word!