Final Shooting Day With John Lucas

For the final day of filming for the pair of John Lucas videos, we went to Nikko to do some performance and ariel photography. We've been working on these videos since November, filming a broad swath of contents we never would have even considered, much less initiated. It's turned out to be a very invigorating experience, educational and artistically rewarding.

Between filming shots, we managed to pop off a couple stills. Here are a couple:

Drone operator extraordinaire Steve Ryan with his weapon of choice.

Drone operator extraordinaire Steve Ryan with his weapon of choice.

The master in action. This photo was taken with a 35-350 zoom lens, a heavy piece of glass that created some interesting aberrations on the leaves in the top of the frame.

The master in action. This photo was taken with a 35-350 zoom lens, a heavy piece of glass that created some interesting aberrations on the leaves in the top of the frame.

Not to blow the lid off the pot too soon, but we managed to get some interesting shots out in the mountains.

Not to blow the lid off the pot too soon, but we managed to get some interesting shots out in the mountains.

John Lucas doing a take of a performance section in the glowing green firs of Nikko.

John Lucas doing a take of a performance section in the glowing green firs of Nikko.

Another performance shot, this time backed by the mist-covered mountains.

Another performance shot, this time backed by the mist-covered mountains.

A long-exposure taken after the sun had gone down. What you're seeing is a small team capable of big results.

A long-exposure taken after the sun had gone down. What you're seeing is a small team capable of big results.

A sincere thank you to all members of the teams over the course of this production. Now that all the materials are collected, we'll be able to round out post with the quickness (and hopefully the slickness).