Tag Archives: California

Backpacking the Trans-Catalina Trail

Backpacking the Trans-Catalina Trail

Four days spent backpacking along the Trans-Catalina Trail on Santa Catalina Island. Having officially opened in April of 2009, the TCT winds a little more than 37 miles from the Renton Mine Trailhead on the East End (just outside of Avalon) to Starlight Beach on the West End. Spectacular island hiking just a few dozen miles off the coast of Los Angeles in Southern California. In all, 55.4 miles were covered with just over 13’000 of elevation gained during our trip.

Shot on a Nikon D7000 + Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 + Tokina 12-24mm f/4 + Canon S100 all in 1080p HD.

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Cast: The Hirsches

Make Time Yours

Make Time Yours

This is a short video we made for Zenlike.me. We were originally approached to make a commercial for an app they were developing. After a couple of meetings, we decided to take it in a different direction. It became more of an abstract visual mission statement for the values that their company holds, which are completely in unison with my own.

We had complete creative freedom on the project. We shot some parts in Edmonton. Then we departed on an 18 day road trip to the United States, spanning from Montana to California, then up to Oregon and Washington.

I had an amazing time working on this video. We didn’t end up making any money but that wasn’t the point. We all just wanted to make something beautiful. Creatives need more clients like Zenlike. They took a chance on us and we ended up with something much more than a commercial. It doesn’t exist to sell a product, it exists to remind us of what it means to make our time count.

Produced by Tom Gunia & Aaron Pedersen
Director/DP/Editor/Score/Voiceover: Tom Gunia
Gaffer/AC: Eugene Uhuad
Featuring: Nicole Geldart, Micah Thomson, Adrianne Thomson, Alex Thomson, Jonathan Kornicki, Elan Laplain, and Lona Alia Duncan.

Cast: Tom Gunia, Aaron Pedersen and Eugene Uhuad

TimeLAX 01

TimeLAX 01

TimeLAX is a time-lapse photography project that shows the Greater Los Angeles area from many angles.

The project includes different types of photography such as panoramic, architectural and artistic. We have scouted, tested and selected more than 200 locations that will be presented in a series of videos.

Photography by RalphGM – Edited by RandyFX
Music “Orchestral Inspiration” by Akashic Records – SaReGaMa
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For more information, visit timelax.com

Cast: iVideoMaking and RandyFX

After Midnight

After Midnight

LA has a reputation for being an early city. The bars close at 2:00am, and many people don’t even make it that late. Yes, there are pockets of late night activity to be found around the city, but all in all, LA is sleepier than many big cities during the early morning hours.

But, when viewed from a more macro perspective, it is obvious that the city is still very much alive, pulsing with activity and lots of people moving around. During a recent shoot at Mt. Wilson in the San Gabriel Mountains, I ended up staying fairly late and became enthralled with the level of activity in the city below. I made a number of subsequent trips back to see and capture more during the early morning hours. I was also lucky enough to catch the entire LA basin fogged in after 2:00am one night, resulting in the dark night sky making an appearance above the shrouded city.

Mt. Wilson is only one of over 50 locations I’m visiting around the LA area for an upcoming project. I can’t wait to share more of this city, both the known and lesser known. Suffice it to say, there is much more to LA than most people imagine.

Shot on Canon cameras and lenses.
Motion control by eMotimo TB3.
Processed with Adobe Lightroom, After Effects, Premiere Pro.

About me: I shoot stock footage and photos, available directly or through Getty, Corbis, and others. I am also available to shoot custom footage for projects worldwide.

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Web: chrispzero.com
Twitter: twitter.com/chrispzero
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Music: Gui Boratto – Flying Practice. Album: III
Available at: itunes.apple.com/us/album/iii/id460437870
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All images and footage © 2012 Chris Pritchard, all rights reserved.

Cast: Chris Pritchard