Behind the Scenes with Tyler Stableford
By Bruce Dorn | February 09, 2011
I recently traveled to Carbondale, Colorado (just outside of Aspen) to document one of my fellow Explorers at work. Canon Explorer of Light, Tyler Stableford, an Action/Adventure shooter of considerable talent, recently shot some compelling ice climbing sequences for the outdoors clothing manufacturer, Patagonia. Tyler has been named "One of the Seven World's Best Adventure Photographers" by Men's Journal Magazine and principally produces still imagery for his editorial and advertising clients.
I crew couldn't be there to document that particular day of shooting but I traveled to Colorado shortly thereafter. While enjoying a lower-pressure day of playing on the ice, Tyler shared an insightful glimpse of the action behind the scenes.
Assistant Kiersa and I hiked to the base of the frozen falls to document Tyler and his team busily at work. Tyler Stableford's skillful second-shooter is Draper White and his dedicated sound person is Stefanie Kilt. Great filmmaking names, huh?
Like me, Tyler has discovered the amazing opportunities afforded by the HD feature set now included in our Canon DSLR cameras. While this site is dedicated to still photography, I couldn't resist sharing one shooter's successful adaptation to HD capture. The tools are the same, it's just a change in the shooter's mind-set and the post-production workflow that differs when all is said and done...
All footage was captured with Canon's fabulous HDSLRs and iDC's uber light-weight and very sexy SYSTEM ZERO.
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