Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Random Update

Sorry for being so late! Hope a huge post makes up for it!
Gopher Wide Out Eric Decker;
Eric Decker
Dane Schmidt- Jamestown Story;
Way more after the jump...

Did a 30 min shoot for his new myspace;
Lens Flare Earring;
He's wearing my hat! (grrrr);
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Danimal Grafffixxx
This guy is an amazing self taught graphic designer. I loved his work and his appartment was a great place to have a shoot! Unfortunately it had to be pretty quick so me and my reporter didn't make him late for work.
His kitchen was adorable;
In front of his DIY light table;
Showing off prints with his friend's work on the wall;
Hangin out in Sauke Center with my friend and boss Matt Mead;
(check out his work with the link at the bottom)
Matt and Dog
Took picture and audio at a vigil for those who have died or are currently in the Iran. Most of the pictures are my own, but 3 are the by the Daily's new intern Chealsy Roberts

Red Bull had a party On A Boat;

I appologize for my lack of blogging in recent times, been busy and waiting for stuff to be released and finished up so I can post it here.
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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Farmland & Foam Fighters

This week was one of the most random weeks I've had in quite a long time. On Friday I went to Morris MN to talk to dairy farmers making the transition to organic cattle raising. The next day I met up with some foam fighters I had shot the week before in Plainview MN for an area meet of medieval fighting. I was able to experience both extremes of the southern part of Minnesota. Very busy trying to edit all of the content and get a few other assignments done! This was really one of the first times I had done both photo and video at the same time on the assignment. I also was able to export it all in HD so it looks much better than the one from last week. Enjoy!

Farmland from Jules Ameel on Vimeo.


Foam Fighters from Jules Ameel on Vimeo.

Blue barn off of Highway 52;
Random sign in the middle of nowhere;
Dennis Johnson and his cows;
The cuteness;
Here are some portraits and action shots I did while shooting video and not destroying my gear in the rain. I loved the intensity of the way they dressed.
I lost the sheet of names so Ill update it in a day.

$3500 video camera/ 1 cent rain cover;
I'm excited about things coming up! I hope I can continue to do these more in depth assignments as well as keep getting better at video. Small steps towards a good product at the moment, but Im really proud of the Farmland one!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Tree Climbing & Capitols

It has been quite a fun and busy week. First off I decided to start doing video more seriously. To do so I invested in a new camera that shoots HD footage to SD cards, it's pretty nuts and I'm still getting the hang out it. I really just need help on the post production side of things as far as operating programs like final cut. Also this weekend I had friends from Duluth down for a fun time of going to the zoo, watching bad movies, and BBQ'ing.
An hour after getting my camera in the mail, my new roommate Bob asked if I wanted to try slacklining, I was pretty excited for that and testing out my new camera!

Bob and Levi; Slack Line Adventure from Jules Ameel on Vimeo.

Mark slams pop;
Mark Laughs at Stukel;
Mark Climbs a Tree;
Stukel Naps;
Stukel is Dangerous;
Jason in Pretty Light;
Jason Climbs a Tree;
Nathaniel and Jason in the Tree;
I also made two trips to the capitol in two days for two different major events. The first day I was lucky enough to get a camera into the appeal hearing of the Senate trail. I just got there early and chatted with the PR guy who wouldnt let me except the other guy showed up late! I got semi exclusives for the paper check the Daily for a full slide show.
Coleman Answers Questions;
After the Hearing;
Two Sides Shake Hands;
Then the next day Pawlenty announces he won't be running for another term as governor. I wsa lucky enough to be right up front and ended up sitting in a large leather chair because a guard made me. Who could refuse taking pictures in comfort?
Hugging his Wife;
"No, for the last time I will not be running for president in 2012";
This next week is going to be even more ridiculous, unfortunately with mostly work related things, but it should be fun none the less. Can't complain when it's busy taking photos and video!