California Motorsport Adventours A Day In The Dirt
Director / Director of Photography / Editor
We wanted this branded content piece to show, not tell, what sets CMA apart. Expert tour guides take you through parts of Mexico that tourists rarely get to see - whether that means riding sand dunes alongside the ocean or on the open plains of the Baja Peninsula.
We ended up giving the client 5 separate videos as a custom social media package. This included a long form video, four short 30 second videos, and a social posting calendar.
BEHIND THE PRODUCTION
- SHOT ON -
Blackmagic URSA MINI 4.6K
Canon 70-200MM IS II
This project was a whirlwind blast into the world of sports action filming. We had an action packed 48 hours of dust, sweat, and pure Baja magic.
As DP on this project, I had to be really creative with the use of camera blocking and long lenses to chase the fast moving vehicles. A lot of the scenes I constructed were blocked in a manner to blow up the brilliant Baja background while simultaneously showing the speed of the riders. It was a challenge learning how to construct a scene that an audience can follow along with, and make it look epic at the same time.
DIRECTED BY STEVEN CRAIG SMITH
PRODUCERS: ALEXA SPIROFF, SIMON OLARTE, AND STEVEN CRAIG SMITH
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: STEVEN CRAIG SMITH
CAMERA OPERATORS: SIMON OLARTE & STEVEN CRAIG SMITH
EDITORS: STEVEN CRAIG SMITH
SOUND DESIGN: STEVEN CRAIG SMITH
ART DIRECTOR: ALEXA SPIROFF
CLIENT: CALIFORNIA MOTORSPORT ADVENTOURS
Special thanks to Amaury Tafolla, Luisa Smith, Sandra Tafolla, Victor Villa, and the entire CMA team.
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