BTS – Curacao Father’s Day Commercial Shoot

Curacao Father's Day Commercial

Shooting a television commercial is just like shooting a movie, only you have 30 to 60 seconds to tell your story instead of 90 minutes or so. This shoot for a Father's Day television commercial for Curacao stores was produced by Onac Pictures in Los Angeles. Just like in a movie, the director plans each shot. …

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The Origins of the Name Roth Stock

My memorial to Old School days! A lot of people don't know the origin of the name Roth Stock for my company. Back in the "Old Days" when movies were actually shot on FILM (the F-word!) ... If you ran out of film and you had maybe, three pages of dialogue left, you didn't want …

Connie Cycling Foundation Training Future Champions

Cyclist Katie Russalov

There are so many specialties in photography, viewers are generally not aware of what it takes to get. that. shot! Having only shot inside a velodrome once before, for Connie Cycling Foundation (CCF) a few weeks prior to this shoot (photo blog), I was eager to get back to the oval and see if I could outperform the earlier …

Connie Cycling Foundation at Velo Sports Center

Connie Cycling Foundation

With her Connie Cycling Foundation, 5X Olympian Connie Paraskevin is determined to help people get active and healthy through her lifelong love of cycling. "Whether it's around the neighborhood or around the Olympic track; it doesn't matter." says Connie. "What matters is that kids ride." Founded in 2005 with support from the LA84 Foundation and the StubHub! …

This is Why We Say We’re Press Not Paparazzi

Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, California

Had my camera with me today to do a little bit of street shooting after a meeting in Beverly Hills. My real interest was to catch some of the high end cars that tend to head down Rodeo Drive. When walking back to my Jeep, I see Brian Grazer seated at a sidewalk cafe, talking …

On Set Making “Secret In Their Eyes”

On set making "Secret In Their Eyes"

On the set of "Secret In Their Eyes". 🚓🚔 The helicopter pilot was AMAZING. 🚁 Yes, he's really flying INSIDE Dodger Stadium ... BELOW US! That's a camera on a 30 foot tether hanging underneath. This was one of the rehearsals before they seated us behind home plate as he flew overhead to capture us …

Preproduction for the 88th Annual Academy Awards

88th Annual Academy Awards

Guilty of neglecting the blog lately, so here's a little catch up on what's been happening this past week ... Just one day to go for Hollywood's Biggest Night, the 88th Annual Academy Awards® at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood, California. Click the thumbnails below to view full-size photos. Got caught …

Meet The 68th Annual DGA Awards Nominees for Documentary

The 68th Annual DGA Awards Nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary for 2105

The 68th Annual DGA Awards Nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary for 2105 are (L-R) Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi for "Meru", Liz Garbus for "What Happened, Miss Simone?", Alex Gibney for "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief", Matthew Heiman for "Cartel Land" [Update: Winner - Congratulations Matthew!], and Asif Kapadia for …

Can We do a Throwback on a Friday?

Lee Roth and guest Alexandra attend the 75th Annual Academy Awards

Digging around the servers for our Red Carpet Archives, came across this bit of a gem from 2003. If you remember my comments last year (2015) that the atmosphere was so less grand without all of the large Oscar® statues and floral arrangements? This was in Babylon Court at Hollywood & Highland  as you walked through closed areas …