Behind the Scenes with Overdun Productions

Disclaimer: geeky production stuff ahead.

Catching up from a busy October, a few weekends back was packed full of all kinds of production work, new to the mix of production I enjoy: professional video production. I’ve always liked video production, but a setup of this caliber is above the old camcorder and VCR work I did back in the 90s. One Christmas break back in elementary school I may have set up a news desk set and even a little home made lighting gear, and turned an extending painting pole into a mic boom… no tech like low tech. Later in high school put together a promotional piece with *actual* television editing staff and equipment, and was definitely hooked on tinkering with video gear. About the same time I picked up my first 35mm SLR camera and got into live audio, a bit of my own personal geeky production Renaissance.

On to the high tech big boys’ toys with Overdun Productions. Grip trucks, dollies, Steadicam, and a slick camera to drool over, the RED HD camera. Here’s some behind the scenes photos to check out.

Overdun Production behind the scenes RED dolly shot
Kyle and crew on dolly shot at sunrise
Video production makeup artist on location
Makeup artist Peg Jaworski touching up between shots
Video production scrim RED steadicam grips at work
Grips providing a little diffusion as shoppers go walking
Goshen Courthouse video production shoot
Production setup outside Goshen Courthouse
Goshen Indiana video production shoot
Line producers Kipp Norman and Executive Producer Kyle Bainter on location
Overdun video shoot RED camera on Steadicam
Sebastian working the RED on Steadicam
Overdun Productions behind the scenes Director Kyle Bainter
Alternate view from the talent side of camera
Overdun Productions - Line Producer Kipp with child talent
Director Kipp and Eric hi-5 - the crew was great with child & adult talent
Video shoot outdoor light modifying setup
Who says I take too much gear to a photo shoot? All modifiers on the sunny October daylight.
Outdoor video production RED dolly setup
Dolly shot setup of the Tommies
Child talent and RED camera video shoot
Tommy checking playback before shouting "in your places everyone!"
Commercial viedo shoot adult and child talents
Dad and son taking the winning shot
Video production father and son watch playback
Father and son watching playback

So what’s all this setup turn into? You may have seen some of Overdun Production’s work in the Michiana area already, here’s a clip below that’s been on air.

Check out more of Kyle at Overdun Productions’ work at www.overdun.com

Collaboration – BWW Poster Concept

Part 2 of our earlier collaboration project – Phil’s finished designs.

I merely supplied cameras and lighting, a little bit of arranging folks but the final edit far outshines the straight out of camera shots I left with Phil to begin his poster designs. I was excited to see how his ideas would transform the photos into his finished poster, and am thrilled to share it here!

But first, a word from the artist.

This was a labor of love that took a lot of time and help from some friends. This promotional piece is 54″x24″ and will be hung up at the Buffalo Wild Wings located in the Village at Coventry in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It may be at other locations but not many.

I am not making any profit off of this so if any of you work for BWW corporate, no lawsuits please. :p

The photography was done by my friend Eric Bucholtz of eBphotography.com.

The models are my roommates Austin (far left) and Kelli (girl on top of couch aka my gf), and the others (all employees of BWW Coventry) are myself, Alisa, Serena and Stephen.

I’m so glad I finally finished this. Thank you, to those that helped take from a sketch to reality.

I will not be selling copies of this poster (that would be illegal) but if you work at a Buffalo Wild Wings and think you’d like this poster displayed at your store, send me a message [through dA] or email me at illuminist.designs@gmail.com and I will inform you of the information needed. Thank you.

I’ll add that in addition to posters to display, drop Phil a line about your own creative promotional piece ideas to see more of his graphic work in action. Well done!

Get on with the pictures already!

Check out the full version here.

Collaboration – Behind the Scenes

At the end of March I packed up an SUV worth of lighting and photo gear and headed to Fort Wayne to join a friend and visual artist cohort for a day of throwing around ideas for a poster concept he’d been working on for his employers.

Back during his 5-ish years as the Underground Cafe’s resident DJ and lighting designer, Phil came up with some pretty slick shows mixing music between bands and lighting up the stage when they played. He left town to study graphic design and the concerts sorely missed his mixing and lighting skills ever since. (Trust me, I’ve filled in both areas and it’s not the same whatsoever. I am a tech geek that keeps things running smoothly, not a crowd-rocker.)

If you’re following us on Facebook I posted a behind the scenes video there last month for a little preview of the shoot – here it is again to enjoy before the final poster design is shown – enjoy!

Part 2 coming later today!