A Photographer, a Coonhound, a Red Jeep, and the Alabama Hills
We recently sent the team out to the beautiful Alabama Hills to shoot the 2nd episode of "Outdoor Adventure Dogs". We linked up with San Diego based Outdoor Photographer, Rodrigo Trevino and his amazing Coonhound, Juneau to shoot them adventuring against the Sierra Mountain backdrop.
We met Rod back in 2016 when we collaborated on a project for Boston Traders. At the time, Rod had a Black Lab named, Rango. A short time after that project, Rango was diagnosed with cancer and passed away. Rod continued his ventures solo, but it wasn't the same without a sidekick and that's when he rescued, Juneau.
When we were working on pre-production for this project we knew we wanted to have Rod's story in the lineup. We approached Rod and he was 110% down to work with us and he squeezed us into his crazy schedule of worldwide travels. Two days before our shoot he was in Iceland and then a few days after the shoot he was off to Peru (where he rescued another dog and brought him back to the States - amazing story BTW), and Africa.
A little bit of BTS
We flew a team of 4 into LAX and we had to rush into Lone Pine to get our film permit for the shoot. Luckily we made it with about 5 minutes to spare and from there we adventured around the Alabama Hills and started shooting some good ole' B-Roll. For this location we had to get 2 separate film permits; one to film specifically on the road and one to film on 2 locations within the area.
We used an app called PhotoPills to line up the timelapse sequence of the sun rising through the Mobius Arch. If you haven't used it before, we highly recommend checking it out as it's pretty darn accurate!
Gear We Used
- Zeiss ZE Distagon 15mm f2.8: https://amzn.to/2As3vLa
- Zeiss ZE Distagon 35mm f/2: https://amzn.to/2mVo1tU
- Zeiss ZE Distagon 50mm f/1.4: https://amzn.to/2AplVfl
- Zeiss ZE Distagon 85mm f/1.4: https://amzn.to/2v1kWgm
- Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS: https://amzn.to/2vhQLkl
Monitor / External Recorder:
- Atomos Shogun Inferno: https://amzn.to/2K8Z2N9