On a recent cold day here in Utah before the snow hit, we needed to shoot an outdoor video commercial for a new beach tent for Wildhorn Outfitters. It’s a very cool tent with built-in poles that pops up in seconds. It’s great for car-camping or a as a cabana for a day at the beach.
I scouted locations near me and found a great beach with the right look, and talked my good friend Tara into being our model and spokesperson for the video. We really needed someone great to carry the video and she killed it as I knew she would. Her personality shines through and it makes the commercial very entertaining. She’s always been easy and beautiful to photograph, plus she’s a die-hard outdoor enthusiast with instant cred – exactly what we needed for this commercial.
So with some custom lighting, sound, and color work, plus a great location, spokesperson, and a very cool tent to showcase, we have a very sharp and professional video that’s fun to watch. See what you think.
And for social media, here’s a quick cut as a 37 sec overview.
You may not know this, but I do quite a bit of commercial work. My lighting skills set me a part in my portrait work, but perfect lighting is also key to creating great product photographs. Here’s some of the work I did for this tent both in studio and on location.
First, the carry bag and all the pieces that come with the tent.
And here are some angles showing the tent set up with the screen and canopy up. One of the things that makes this tent unique is the canopy and shade options. If you’re a customer shopping for a tent online, you really need to see his visually.
As you saw from the video, this top mechanism pops the pole tension into place. You just stand the tent up and pop this.
Here’s the tent at the beach, again all custom lighting to make everything pop. Even the sky has a great deep blue to it.
They also make a number of products like this really cool camp chairs. I got me one because they’ve very comfortable and pack a lot smaller than any other chair I’ve seen.
And Wildhorn has these cool fat feet that don’t sink into the sand or dirt when you sit in the chair.
And here is one more example from the beach shoot, a shot of their beach blankets all packed up, and in various colors.
If you’re looking for a cool Christmas gift, check out the gear that Wildhorn Outfitters has available (also on Amazon).
And if you’re needing some great video or commercial photography for your business, give me a call. There’s a lot I can do right here in the studio while it’s cold outside, plus I can make a lot of locations work beautifully right now too. Give me a call at 801-728-3317.
And until next time, America.