Archive for the Video / Film Blog category

April 4th, 2018

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT

As a full-time pro for over 25 years, the gear I take on assignment depends on what is needed. Contrary to what it might look like, I prefer to work with the minimum amount of equipment. More

March 27th, 2018

Posted in Tunes / Vinyl Blog, Video / Film Blog by Randy Wells

IT DOESN’T MATTER

Stephen Stills and Manassas were a short-lived super group in the early 1970s. They made some great music together. Here’s proof. Big Gretsch guitars, big hair, big mutton chops… all live, no overdubs, no lip-synching. “Moment by moment One day at a time. It doesn’t matter, it’s nothing but dreaming anyhow.” More

March 7th, 2018

Posted in Tunes / Vinyl Blog, Video / Film Blog by Randy Wells

DEBRIS

One of my favorite songs. And my favorite Ron Wood riff on any album. Here’s a Ronnie Lane tune from 1971 with Rod Stewart, and the rest of Faces, with producer Glyn Johns on board. It just gets better with age.

“I’ve been there and back, just to see how far it was…”

October 26th, 2017

Posted in Photography Blog, Porsche Blog, Video / Film Blog by Randy Wells

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Here’s a Celtic harvest delight – a Gulf Orange 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 that magically turns from a pumpkin into a carriage of immense delight.

I shot this one at sunrise among the wheat fields of the Palouse. Trick-or-treat? You decide. More

October 3rd, 2017

Posted in Tunes / Vinyl Blog, Video / Film Blog by Randy Wells

SCARE EASY

Tom Petty spoke to me with this song.
A mature don’t mess with me anthem. R.I.P.

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August 8th, 2017

MEXICAN 1000 FILM AND ARTICLE PREMIERE

The Porsche Club of America just launched my six-minute video about a pair of Rothsport Porsche 964s racing in the 2017 Baja Mexican 1000 Rally.

After five days of blasting over 1,000 miles of rough terrain, the team beat all the odds by not only finishing but winning a trophy, a feat no Porsche has ever accomplished in Mexico. Until now. More

February 26th, 2017

Posted in Photography Blog, Video / Film Blog by Randy Wells

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY OSCAR WINNERS 1927-2015

Watch what came before – in preparation for tonight’s winner of the award every cinematographer would love to win. More

December 26th, 2016

Posted in Photography Blog, Video / Film Blog by Randy Wells

THE ARCHITECT MOVIE:
MY CAMEO ROLE AS A PHOTOGRAPHER

I have a non-speaking (camera noise making) role in a new film called “The Architect” showing this week on TCM and SHOWTIME. Look for me at 1hr 29 minutes! And don’t blink…

More here

(Top 2 Photos: Parker Film Company)

December 13th, 2016

DISNEY GIRL

Walt Disney, America’s animated film producer, inventor of Tinkerbell, and founder of Disneyland, lived and died this week, 115 and 50 years ago respectively. It’s remarkable how his legacy has only continued to grow in stature.

Happy birthday, honey.

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November 12th, 2016

Posted in Tunes / Vinyl Blog, Video / Film Blog by Randy Wells

HALLEJUJAH

Leonard Cohen R.I.P.

August 24th, 2016

Posted in Tunes / Vinyl Blog, Video / Film Blog by Randy Wells

THE DOORS FIRST ALBUM

On this day 50 years ago, and for the next eight days after that, The Doors recorded their first album at Sunset Sound in Hollywood. That’s where the rock group laid down their distinctive sound on 4-track tape with producer Paul Rothchild and engineer Bruce Botnick. Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, John Densmore, and Larry Knechtel all played on the record. Jim Morrison had is own track. More

August 16th, 2016

Posted in Photography Blog, Video / Film Blog by Randy Wells

COLOR PSYCHOLOGY from Lilly Mtz-Seara on Vimeo.

COLOR AND THE VISUAL ARTS

Photographers, cinematographers, and directors looking for a subliminal way to make scenes resonate emotionally will find this video helpful. It shows how color inspires us – both positively and negatively. More

May 8th, 2016

IMPOSSIBLE GERMANY, UNLIKELY JAPAN

“Where ever you go, wherever you land.”
“This was still new to me. I wouldn’t understand.”

There are great Wilco songs, and then there is “Impossible Germany”, arguably one of the best from anyone over the past ten years. The album it appears on, Sky Blue Sky, was released in May 2007 and cut to vinyl by Robert Ludwig. It sounds fantastic. More

February 14th, 2016

Posted in Photography Blog, Porsche Blog, Video / Film Blog by Randy Wells

AN UNLIKELY VALENTINE

Magnus means “great” in Latin. Like him or not, it’s been hard to ignore Magnus Walker, whose media attention has shone a light on air-cooled Porsches. And that’s contributed to their rise in value over the past five years – for good or for bad. More

November 28th, 2015

HOT ROD FILMS

Randy and Nick Roveda have teamed up to create storytelling motion content for their clients with hotrodfilms.com of Seattle and Los Angeles. Their specialty is consistent on-target branding and confidential marketing to the very highest standards for discerning car collectors.

Contact them for more at hotrodfilms.com

October 12th, 2015

Posted in Porsche Blog, Video / Film Blog by Randy Wells

THANK YOU

Wow, 1,000 views of “Roger’s Ride” in three days. Thanks to all of you for your gracious comments. I’m truly humbled by the reception this film has received. With every view it brings Roger back to life for me. He truly was a great person.