I'm one of those bloggers that is going to give credit where credit is due. I personally can trace my desire to grow as a successful photographer down to about six sources (I'm sure you have yours as well, please share them with us at firstname.lastname@example.org) Chase Jarvis is one of those guys that always seems to hit me like a ton of bricks when I see his work and hear his words. If you enjoy fstoppers.com then you are just going to have to deal with hearing a lot about Chase because I think there is that much to be learned from the guy. He has accomplished a great deal relatively quick, and I think he has really changed the way the game is played photographically speaking. He's also a pretty darn good marketer and business man too!
If you are a photographer and have started shooting video, at some point you have probably thought about having complete control over something like a short film or music video. Well Chase decided to try his hand at a full four minutes and film the entire process from the meeting of the band to the ridiculous edits in final cut pro. In typical Chase fashion, nothing is spared and everyone on the team is on their A game. It is really fun to watch so many creative individuals come together to put something like this on. It really is a much greater effort than anyone could do as an individual. All these people have their fingerprints in this art. You may not ever want to film a full blown video like this but I think it is still useful to watch a production like this and imagine having to pull off one of these scenes as a still photograph. Some of these shots would be tough for sure. There are so many really cool scenes that require flawless technical execution in order to get even something usable let alone solid. I hope you guys enjoy this as much as I did the first time I saw it and you can keep up with Chase at www.chasejarvis.com
Here is the final video. If you want more info on The Blakes check them out at www.theblakesband.com . Let us know your thoughts about this video below like "did anyone spot Ice-T?"
Patrick Hall is the cofounder of Fstoppers.com and a wedding photographer in Charleston, South Carolina