Category Archives: Cinematography

10 Laps of Rock and Roll

If you guys haven’t seen it yet, check our our video of the Charlotte Motor Speedway Thunder Course Driving School (NASCAR).  Click HERE. (you can always access our videos by clicking on the “Videos” button above and choosing one of the video links).

ROCK ON!

NASCAR Driving Course

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Arri Lights ROCK!

This past week we were out and about doing some commercial video work for a local company who manufactures pool safety equipment. We showed up to do the shoot, and found out the shoot was to be held in a dark, unlit warehouse. Not good.

Having no continuous lights (tons of strobes, reflectors, and off camera flash -but no continuous video lights), we pretty much scrambled for anything we could find. Luckily there was another photog nearby who loaned us some lights.

Not a situation we want to be in or ever want to be in again so we went on the hunt for some cinematography lights. First stop: Barbizon in Charlotte (which ended up being our last stop as well because they are pretty much awesome. Read on).

We got hooked up with an awesome and completely knowledgeable sales rep who totally hooked us up. It just so happened they had an Arri 5 light kit that had been discontinued and they were willing to cut us an awesome deal.

Those familiar with the world of cinematography know the brand Arri and know they pretty much rock with their continuous hot lights. A couple hours later, we walked out two very happy customers with some totally awesome Arri lights and all the trimmings (barn doors, scrims, diffusers, soft box, stands…you name it).

So Guildbrook Studios pretty much has everything now for any photog or videog/cinematog shoot you can imagine. We rock.


Briony + Mark

Briony + Mark

Swansea, Tasmania

We had the honor of photographing and documenting Briony and Mark’s destination wedding at the Avalon Coastal Retreat in gorgeous Swansea, Tasmania.  Words cannot express the beauty of Swansea that could only be complimented by the intimate and emotional ceremony of this great couple.  The day started off rainy with dark clouds and a stormy sea, which did nothing to dampen the mood of the bride whom we spent the morning with while she had her hair and makeup done.  But by the time she walked down the “aisle”, the sun started to peek out and by the time they were pronounced man and wife, a rainbow appeared…a testament to their life and love for each other.

Watch the highlight film here!



G’Day Mate!

GUILDBROOK STUDIOS is happy to announce that our next International destination wedding is officially AUSTRALIA!!!

We have been commissioned to capture the wedding of Briony and Mark in the land down under in February.  Follow us as we fly into Melbourne for a few days, then on to the gorgeous beaches of Hobart, Tasmania.  We will post daily updates and pictures on our blog so be sure to subscribe to our RSS Feed or email list!

So “Hiiiiide your kangaroos!  Hiiiide your wallabies!  Cuz we are comin to AUSTRALIA!”

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Unique Engagement Portraits <3

It is hard to believe that Valentines Day is right around the corner!  Seems like it was just New Years!

If you are like me, you have been around to some of the local stores and seen the Valentine displays and are thinking, something along the line of ALREADY?!  Better start figuring something out! –  Dinners and chocolate are so passe.   Besides, getting into restaurants is always a chore anyway and it is more rushed and chaotic then relaxing.  Especially if you have kids and have to find a sitter (which seem to be in high demand on this particular day).

So here is what I am thinking:  how about a sexy boudoir movie for your lover?  One taken in a luxurious hotel room where you get your hair and makeup done by our professional.  You flirt with the camera as if it is your sweetheart, a sexy sideways glance, a pillow tossed at the camera, a shy smile.  We put it all to your favorite song and give it to you in a gorgeous CD case to present to your lover.  I guarantee this will go over a lot better than a steak and some wine in a stuffy restaurant! (and last a lot longer too!)

Or what about a gorgeous album of the kids for your mom?  I did this for Christmas for my own relatives and let me tell you, my mom is still carrying that album around showing everyone.

Or what if you are recently engaged over the holidays or just met someone new?  The ONE thing you want that you don’t have is pictures of the two of you together.  Camera phone pictures don’t count!  Guys…you will win big on this one.  Trust me, girls would LOVE a photo shoot of the two of you together.  Especially since we also give you web sized versions to post on your FaceBook page. Want to surprise her on Valentine’s Day?  Get her a gift certificate!

Less than 3 weeks left!  GULP!


Snow Day Video

A little fun clip of 4-wheeling in the snow:

 

Snow Day from Guildbrook Studios on Vimeo.

Everyone should have more snow days.
Shot with Canon 5D MkII, 100mm f8 at 30p.