So slight change of pace for this week’s vlog. With Ready Player One ready to hit theatres this week, and with Tony a self-professed vintage video game nerd, it seemed just the right time to look back at one of our favourite shoots ever.
Its not every day that you find a bar chock-full of vintage arcade games and pinball machines, and more importantly, its not every day that that bar lets you do an awesome, 80s-style photoshoot after hours one day.
Lucky for us, Tilt Arcade Bar was about as excited to have us do the shoot, as we were to shoot there. The end results are pretty cool, have a look:
We’ve been working with the awesome people at AM Studio, bringing their fabulous custom lighting fixtures to life. Joe and Danielle grabbed their cameras and took a look at Tony’s shooting process, and his supervillian aspirations.
So we decided to rebrand our commercial division by renaming our site! woohoo! We changed from LBL PHOTO (BORING!!!) to LBL Studio (AWESOME right!?!) We changed because we offer more than photo… we now have an 8000 sq. foot space complete with 2 cycloramas; one dedicated to photo and the other to cinema.
And what’s a new name without a logo with a dog – hello! Check it out…
These days, imagery is everything. Having great photos to showcase what you do, is priceless and makes for great content on social media. We had the pleasure of shooting for EJ Entertainment this past weekend. Let’s just say these guys know how to get a dance floor hopping! It was the annual CPA convocation party at the Westin Harbour Castle in downtown Toronto. They shared the stage with youtube sensation, Mike Tompkins. Check out some of these awesome shots capturing what EJ entertainment does best.
We were thrilled to shoot the food photography for Athletes Kitchen in Liberty Village. If you’re into healthy eating, an athlete, or just plain trying to lose weight and be healthy, this is a must try. Let’s just say after the photography was done, we had a grand old time sampling all the delicious food! Yalda & Oscar are awesome folks and their food is fresh, tasty and superb. Don’t blame us if the pics below make you hungry 🙂
We were so thrilled to have erotic romance author K.T. Frederick in the studio for her new book’s headshots. We opted for a casual sitting-at-my-desk-shot…but just before wrapping up, we just had to to a sexy, steamy one too ;-). (yes, this is the same person in both shots…the magic of lighting!) Enjoy
The story is great: Roddy Piper plays Jack, an apartment complex maintenance man who discovers a portal to another dimension in the basement…aaaand then fights Cthulhu! WTF!!!! Awesome.
We were doing photography stills and we knew we should grab a moment to create a “hero image” for the film, in the limited time we had Mr. Piper in Toronto. With that said…it boiled down to a whole 50 seconds of shooting time with him…we had the idea scoped out, just needed him to step in and do his thing – easier said than done when trying to shoot a movie in 3 days. But here’s the thing: in all our years shooting actors, the vast majority of them need a little push, a little direction, and little “scene” in order to give something to the camera. With Roddy Piper, we gave him the 2 second “this is what we are trying to do” and he RAN with it. What a showman. Clearly shows why he is a veteran of entertainment, giving his all to arenas full of fans. Check out the image…we kinda love it!