Sep 23, 2014

Passion Meets Profession: Minnesota Wild NHL Hockey Shoot

What's better than being able to intertwine your passion and your profession? Nothing. That's what happened when we were asked to work with Olson in Minneapolis, MN on some wicked awesome concepts for the Minnesota Wild NHL Hockey team.

As an added bonus, the below image went viral when the Wild met the Chicago Blackhawks in the NHL playoffs as scores of Wild fans posted the image to their Facebook pages in support of their team.

Colby also captured some motion footage while on location, then partnered with 19below to cut these 15's:
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We wrapped the shoot with this group picture. Amazing, right?

L to R are Colby Lysne (Paul Stanley), Mark Pakulski (Art Producer & Ace Frehley), Matt Lundmark (Account Executive), Derek Bitter (Creative Director) and Dan Erickson (Art Director).

Check you next time!

Sep 17, 2014

Collaboration with Muller Bressler Brown for St. Francis Women's Services

We finished up a really fun shoot with Robb Reed of Muller Bressler Brown for St. Francis Women's Services recently. 

With the
 camera rigged 15 feet overhead and the bedtime scene set, Colby used a controller to shoot. At times, he hid behind foam core to gauge and capture just the right moment. There were also the times it seemed he was simply ogling the itty, bitty baby. 

To make that baby fall asleep, we cranked the heat up to 82 degrees. So while the baby was pacified, the rest of us were sweating like crazy!

If you know Colby, you know NO ONE can keep a straight face with him in the room. Even him. Here he is enjoying a laugh with the talent.

Finally, we can't sign off without mentioning that our good friend Greta stopped by. Too bad we couldn't keep her attention. Check out where else she's been this year.

Check out the final campaign...

Sep 3, 2014

Rock Chalk, Jayhawk, Go KU!

We recently worked on a project in the University of Kansas football team's locker room for Muller Bressler Brown. Amy Young, Associate Creative Director, brought Colby in because she felt his 10+ years of experience coaching high school hockey lent itself to corralling the 2014 KU football team.

With the music cranked and Colby's "hockey coach" voice in high gear, we let our mouthpiece (No. 8) take the lead and psych up his team.

We couldn't be happier with how the images turned out! Everyone is ecstatic. Images from the shoot can be found on the 2014 KU football season tickets, as well as the 2014 KU football season calendar.

More awesomeness – this project lead to another shoot for the KU men's and women's basketball teams which is happening this week. Details on that shoot to be revealed at a later date...