February 7th, 2014
This week Travis Rowan on Maui has supplied us with a real treat! This wonderful little video is designed to make you fall in love with the 4.55 acre property with 300 feet of waterfront, in Olowalu, Maui. Well it worked for me! I think Travis did a fantastic job on this one! Travis describes the shoot as follows:
The listing agent, Debbie Arakaki, called me and told me she wanted to make a splash and do something a little different with this property. I reviewed her current listing information and photos and had some fun ideas immediately. I met her at the property to walk through it to see if my ideas were realistic and if it was also her vision in marketing the property. She was excited and totally onboard with everything I came up with. This was my most ambitious project to date in terms of storytelling, directing and generally being super organized so we could knock it out in one day.
So we had the storyline. From there, I created a complete shot list over the next week. When I make a shot list for something like this, I number each shot and describe the frame rate, angle, wide, medium, tight, focus rack etc. I knew it was important to have a very defined shot list, especially when working with models or actors. I dread having people standing there asking what to do and not having the answer. Just like the video itself, you have to keep it flowing. It’s also very easy to get distracted here in Maui, with the ever present rainbows, whales and natural beauty of the place. There’s so many directions you can go, but we had a story and a shot list and we were sticking to it. There’s really only a few shots in the video that were not on the list. (butterfly, feet in the grass under the hammock) It worked and most of the shots were done before 1pm. Everyone took a break (except me) and returned for the sunset sequences.
Travis used the following equipment: Nikon D800, Panasonic GH3, GoPro 3 Black, Sony Nex 5N, Cinevate slider, Aviator travel Jib, FCPX, music was from: premiumbeats.com. Travis says he got the aerials by strapping the GoPro to a giant Frigate Bird and got the bird to come back with some wonderbread.