I'm always drawn to behind the scenes videos. I can't decide whether it's seeing how other photographers work or gazing at the equipment I now want to buy. It's probably a little from column A and a little from column B. This behind the scenes video is by Studio NEXT-IMAGE and shows photographer Sails Chong creating world-class shot after world-class shot in Japan using the Hasselblad H5D and Broncolor Siros L.
What really throws me with this video is that every shot created could have been a shoot in and of itself, and would easily have warranted its own behind the scenes video. It is a series of magazine-worthy editorials, in stunning traditional Japanese locations and outfits that could give a hermit crab wanderlust. There are images in both urban and rural locations with a full range of different lights and some images closer to "fine art." While the kit in play is undoubtedly exclusive to those deep of pockets, it's worth noting that the merit of these shots have very little to do with that fact.
The lighting is in essence, two strobes in lightweight octoboxes, which could be reproduced at a fraction of the price without too much loss in quality. The same can be said of the camera, to an extent. The images could be mimicked with a full-frame DSLR without them being unambiguously lesser results. This isn't a tirade against expensive gear, but rather a nod of admiration toward the visual artistry, composition, and mastery of light that lead to the beautiful creation. If it isn't too much praise for one paragraph, I'd also like to add that the sheer number of unique concepts in one series is equally impressive.
If you're in a bit of a creative rut or just want to send your creative juices in to mass hysteria, sit back, stick the video on full screen, and absorb its visuals.