Curacao Father's Day Commercial

BTS – Curacao Father’s Day Commercial Shoot

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. He has pre-determined the order in which to shoot the … Continue reading BTS – Curacao Father’s Day Commercial Shoot

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 to buy a whole new reel of raw film stock. … Continue reading The Origins of the Name Roth Stock

Cyclist Katie Russalov

Connie Cycling Foundation Training Future Champions

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 session with different camera settings and a more educated eye … Continue reading Connie Cycling Foundation Training Future Champions

Connie Cycling Foundation

Connie Cycling Foundation at Velo Sports Center

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! Center, the Connie Cycling Foundation has introduced more then 5,000 kids to … Continue reading Connie Cycling Foundation at Velo Sports Center

Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, California

This is Why We Say We’re Press Not Paparazzi

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 his phone. Our eyes meet, I’m wearing my press … Continue reading This is Why We Say We’re Press Not Paparazzi

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 on the approach to the action in the seats above. … Continue reading On Set Making “Secret In Their Eyes”

88th Annual Academy Awards

Preproduction for the 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 taking a selfie on Wednesday after picking up my credential. … Continue reading Preproduction for the 88th Annual Academy Awards

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

Meet The 68th Annual DGA Awards Nominees for Documentary

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 “Amy”. It was an AMAZING panel discussion last night! [Friday, … Continue reading Meet The 68th Annual DGA Awards Nominees for Documentary

Hollywood’s Biggest Night: Scaled Back for Wartime

Originally posted on Red Carpet Photographer Archives:
HOLLYWOOD’S BIGGEST NIGHT: THE 75TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS® KODAK THEATRE, HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 23, 2003: Story and Photos © Lee Roth / Roth Stock Digital Media  Links to Celebrities go to the Internet Movie Database (IMDb)  Cleared for my first Academy Awards®, I was so excited by all the build up leading up to Oscar® Sunday, scheduled for March 23,… Continue reading Hollywood’s Biggest Night: Scaled Back for Wartime

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

Can We do a Throwback on a Friday?

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 from the then Kodak Theatre (now Dolby Theatre) to the … Continue reading Can We do a Throwback on a Friday?