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Here's a short film promo we shot for Area One. Dan Baker produced and directed, with Michael Allen as the cinematographer on the set. This was set deep in the woods to create a unique look to capture the attention of the audience. The films was distributed to churches across the South to attract teens and young adults to Destin Florida's summer concerts on the beach featuring Cloverton, one of the hottest bands in the country.
Here is a new video by Walmart Soundcheck for American Idol sensation Lauren Alaina. I was the still photographer for her new music video shot at Ardent Studios in Memphis. You can see the photographs that I shot on the Walmart/Soundcheck link on Youtube at www.walmart.com/laurenalaina. This was an amazing day shooting for Lauren, she was great to work with, and the entire crew was a blast to work with.
Memphis Music Still Photographer - Los Temerarios
Here is a new video by Walmart Soundcheck for world acclaimed mega stars Los Temerarios. I was the still photographer for their new music video shot in Memphis. You can see the photographs that I shot on the Walmart/Soundcheck link on Youtube at Los Temerarios on Walmart Souncheck Acceso Total This was another amazing shoot in an incredible location, The Tennessee Brewery in downtown Memphis. In this behind the scenes video you can see me working with Gustavo and Adolfo, who were both very open to my suggestions for their still photos, we worked until last light to capture some simply amazing photos.
Oxford Mississippi Double Decker Festival -Promotional Reel
Here's the new promotional reel for the Double Decker Festival in Oxford Mississippi. The Oxford Convention & Visitors Bureau created the festival to celebrate living in the South, with small town events in their downtown town square, the festival has grown in attendance to over 60,000 people in recent years, bringing more money to the local economy, helping businesses attract new customers, and offering the residents of Oxford a world class event in their own backyard. Oxford is home to authors like John Faulkner & John Grisham, and a host of celebrities with roots in Mississippi. The goal for this reel was to show the festival highlights, family friendly activities, music and food in a fun way with an indie film style.
Video Production Memphis - Memphis Photographers - Memphis Indie Films - What Faith Can Do - Music Video
Here's an example of a music video production I shot in full HD. An inspirational music video featuring the song "What Faith Can Do" by grammy winning recording artists Kutless. The film was shot on the Canon 5d Mark II HDDSLR by cinematographer Michael Allen with Dan Baker directing. The music video style short film was produced for use in concert tours and a special showing at Hope in Memphis Tennessee in 2010. The soundtrack was used under the Creative Commons License and the is copyrighted by Kutless. For production use information, please contact us. Featuring Michael Higginbotham of "The Grace Card" taking the lead role in this project with casting by Lisa Lax Agency. Photo by Michael Allen. Production budget with crew - $15000
Now I Sleep CD Trailer
John Albert Thomas is a solo piano composer who is working with NILMDTS on a new album featuring 10 songs inspired by 10 families who have suffered the loss of a child. This interview talks about the struggles, pain, despair and hope that families need to go through this dark journey. Johns music helps bring healing to families that don't know what to do or how to cope with such a devastating loss. NILMDTS is a national organization that connects grieving parents with photographers who can document their loss with sensitivity. The organization is well known & respected in the photo industry. This film was a very successful tool which helped John raise capital for his project, and will be used to reach out to counselors across the country to help families. Photo by Michael Allen Photography.
Production Budget for this Profile Film & Trailer- $2500
Fuel-Short Inspirational Film-Memphis Photographers - Memphis Indie Film
I recently shot this film on the Canon 5d Mark II for my friend Brian Albrecht at Hope Church in Memphis. Brian produced, directed and edited the project, Clay & Dan at Hope teamed up with us on the production, camera, lighting, talent direction and Dan offered his amazing talents for the final editing. I used a Canon 70-200mm IS 2.8 lens, and a Canon 24-105mm IS 4.0 lens. We shot on a dark soundstage using one key light and a small backfill light for just a little separation. After effects were used in Final Cut Pro to give a bit more of a film look. Hope you enjoy it and get some inspiration too! Photo by Michael Allen.
Production Budget $1500