New Stop Motion Video!

Chronicle Books Stop Motion Video christmas card...

"This year, the Marketing Design group at Chronicle decided to do something different for our holiday card: a stop-motion video! We all love the style of stop-motion, and thought it would be the perfect medium to deliver our holiday message—See things differently this year!—since we could make things magically appear, disappear, and transform into other objects. We also wanted to represent the kinds of things we love at Chronicle, including crafts, cooking, music, and children’s books. None of us had ever made a stop-motion video, however, and when we did a few trial runs we realized how incredibly challenging it would be. For instance, we would need to take over 700 photos to make a 1-minute video, all with consistent lighting and perfect timing (the final number was 726)! Luckily for us, our colleague, Christina Loff, introduced us to the fabulous Thayer Gowdy, who agreed to shoot it for us. Thayer was amazing…a real pro. She helped us pull it all together into a cohesive story and taught us so much. It was a fantastic creative collaboration and we were all sad when it was over!
By the time we were shooting the video, people at Chronicle were buzzing about it and asking “Why wasn’t I asked to be in it???” and pushing each other aside to peek into the room where we were shooting. The last step was adding the music, which was composed by one of our Sr. Production Coordinators, Ben Kasman. We were so excited to finally show it to everyone that we had a public “viewing” before we e-mailed it out."

Thanks chronicle, it was a blast!

Here are some behind the scenes of this crazy video in the making.

happy holidays from the 1201 girls.

Levi's Photo Workshop NYC Yearbook

Thanks Hamburger Eyes for putting together this kick ass yearbook from the Levi's workshop in NYC. So glad to make it in to the yearbook.  If you have not seen it, did not go.  You should and you should have.  It was amazing!

Shout out.

Recently made a new photo friend, Alan W George.  He is a software guy by day and shooter every other hour.  I can't wait to do a photo trade for a giant print for my wall.  check him it.

A little about Alan, " Up until around 2003, photography was to me what it is for most people, a mechanism for recording life's "important" moments.   Memory triggering devices that will later remind us of the relentless inevitability of time.   I am not quite sure how but somewhere along the way, photography has become a central part of my life.   Photography for me is a way of exploring the world.   It's the process of searching, selecting and examining something that would otherwise go unnoticed.   Through this process, I feel more conscious, more aware, more engaged, more alive.   Plus, as Mr. Winogrand put it so succinctly , I just like to see what things look like as photographs." 

Anthology goes Instant

Meg Mateo Ilasco kindly asked me to share my polaroids with the Anthology Magazine site through the month of December and it lovely enough coincides with my show at Yield Wine Bar in SF this month. Thanks Meg!

A late afternoon shoot with Tyler on a ranch in Altadena, California—it changed my view on the L.A. area. I felt like I was in Santa Barbara: the valley oaks, the tall grasses, the warm light.

Chef Stephen

Came by to see Stephen Gibb's amazing kitchen for his company Hands on Gourmet. If you don't know them, hurry up and check them out! They are high in demand and hilarious good fun.

Happy rainy Saturdays...

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