New Unit Photography Work for ABC/Disney

New Unit Photography Work for ABC/Disney  Here is some of my new photography work for ABC/Disney.   I recently finished work on The Bachelor with Juan Pablo.  I also spent time photographing the Helio Castroneves, a Brazilian auto racing driver currently competing in the North American IndyCar Series. In IndyCar competition, Castroneves has 22 wins and 33 poles, and has never placed lower than sixth in the standings in a complete season of racing until 2011, where he placed eleventh. Prior to IndyCar, Castroneves competed in the CART championship with a highest championship points finish of fourth. He also was the Dancing With The Stars Mirrorball Trophy winner.   Here are a few images from both.  Renee and Juan Pablo bond during the hometown dates on The Bachelor Credit: Matt Dunn/ABC

Just showing my fans what I have been up to lately!

The Bachelor Juan Pablo

The Bachelor Juan Pablo

The Bachelor Juan Pablo

The Bachelor Juan Pablo

The Bachelor Juan Pablo

The Bachelor Juan Pablo

The Bachelor Juan Pablo

The Bachelor Juan Pablo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helio Castroneves

Helio Castroneves

Happy New Year from Matt Dunn Photography

Happy New Year to everyone.  My December was crazy with multiple shoots for ABC television as well as many agency shoots.  I feel blessed to have so many that trust me to take their visions to the next level.

Miami Beach, South Beach agencies are getting back after it bringing the world back to south Florida.  We, collectively, brought the world to and created South Beach out of a retirement idealism and back to a vibrant energetic and yes hedonistic place, well beyond its past glory in the ’50s and ’60’s!  The model agencies are attracting new and fabulous talent, both boys and girls, and the kid divisions are also poised to flourish.  We are all looking forward to the economy picking up and the stagnation in advertising ending.  Looking forward to a fun and fabulous resurgence on the beach.

All my best

Matt

CENTRAL and SOUTH FLORIDA UNIT PRODUCTION STILL PHOTOGRAPHER

As a Unit Production Stills Photographer in Florida my  job is to create two types of images. The first is, photos specifically intended for use in the publicity and marketing of feature films or television productions, shot as the main camera sees it, while the movie is being filmed. I am also always look for alternative angles and shots taken from a different point of view than the main camera as long as they can capture the movie mood and feel without altering the meaning of the scene.  The lighting and feel of the scenes integrity is always maintained without any embellishment from me or my exposures.  Simply stated, no flash and a similar look and feel to exposures set by the camera operators.

Rachael Taylor on the set of ABC's Charlie's Angels

Rachael Taylor on the set of ABC’s Charlie’s Angels

The second type of images I produce I call “BTS” or “behind the scenes”.  On the set I document the making of the movie or show and images includes close-ups of the actors and crew, wide shots of the crew shooting the action or even setting up the equipment, props etc. Basically anything that goes on behind the scenes that can still used for press releases and/or released to the media.

Minka Kelly Takes a Break Between Takes While Filming Charlie's Angels in Miami

Minka Kelly Takes a Break Between Takes While Filming Charlie’s Angels in Miami

I shoot with top of the line NIKON bodies using the fastest and best lenses available ( I can shoot on low lit sets when needed with the fastest primes available on the market) and two professional sound blimps to reduce (almost mute) the sound of my camera’s motor drives & shutters, so its noise won’t get picked on the film’s recorded soundtrack while the action is rolling. All of the above must be done while not getting in the way of the crew, or even worse, without getting in the shot myself. In order to accomplish all this and get the job done it is extremely important to always understand and be aware of what’s happening on the set around me and what is going to happen next, and, last but not least be as invisible as possible and blend in with the crew/background.

FLORIDA UNIT PRODUCTION STILL PHOTOGRAPHER

FLORIDA UNIT PRODUCTION STILL PHOTOGRAPHER

I have been doing this type of work, professionally, for more than 13 years and am a regular on ABC and Disney features and shows.  I have done this work in Los Angeles in studio as well as on location and also in Florida in studio and location.  I make friends quickly and smoothy can operate within any set and any circumstance and have few limitations.  I am also quite familiar and used to tight budgets and fast turn-around.  I have fast portable hard drives which I can ship daily with the photography which is produced.

Childrens images shot for Walt Disney World

Childrens images shot for Walt Disney World

Please feel free to give me a call to get a price quote for Florida unit production still photography or Los Angeles or wherever you are planning production(passport-ready) and let me know what your next production involves whether it be a television show (TV), feature film (MOVIE), or music video.

FLORIDA UNIT PRODUCTION STILL PHOTOGRAPHER

FLORIDA UNIT PRODUCTION STILL PHOTOGRAPHER

Disney/ ABC Cancels Drew Barrymore’s Charlies Angels

Sorry, angels. You’ve been axed.

Minka Kelly Takes a Break Between Takes While Filming Charlie's Angels in Miami

Production has shut down in Miami on Drew Barrymore-produced Charlie’s Angels, starring Rachael Taylor, Minka Kelly and Annie Ilonzeh. It’s ABC’s first cancellation of the new season, says Variety. It is a pity as here in Florida we need jobs. I have been working on this production since June. Much of the production were brought from California.

Episodes that have already been filmed will continue to air on Thursday nights in its 8 p.m. time slot until ABC decides what will replace the show. At least seven shows are believed to be ready for airing.

ABC Disney’s Best New Show Is Revenge Reven8e

Summer may be over, but things are just beginning to heat up in ABC’s new drama series Revenge. Set in the Hamptons, the series is poised to become a true guilty pleasure, should the show live up to the intrigue offered in the pilot. As the opening monologue states, “This is not a story about forgiveness.”

Created by Mike Kelley, Revenge twists soapy drama around a mystery and at the center is Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp), a seemingly pleasant, beautiful woman who has chosen to surround herself with other beautiful, wealthy people as she rents a house on the beach on Long Island. While she appears to blend in well among society’s elite Emily has a score to settle, and with good reason too. Her motivations for vengeance are explained as the episode progresses.

Revenge’s premiere episode begins at a party where something terrible happens, after which the episode goes back in time to the day Emily arrived in the Hamptons. From there, the pilot manages to work the character introductions, Emily’s extremely relevant back-story and family history, and her first bit of exacted revenge into the hour-long episode.

We’re introduced to Victoria Grayson (Madeleine Stowe), a gorgeous, wealthy, and socially powerful woman whose word and opinion goes a long way. Her husband Conrad (Henry Czerny) is also powerful and extremely wealthy, though it seems as though Victoria may have the upper hand in the relationship. Their son Daniel (Josh Bowman) is immediately attracted to Emily and completely unaware of her motives. The last Grayson is Charlotte (Christa B. Allen). She’s as beautiful and privileged as the rest of her family.

Among the non-rich characters entering into Emily’s life are Nolan (Gabrielle Mann) and Jack (Nick Wechsler). Both men have ties to Emily’s past, which are revealed in the premiere. While Emily appears to be set to pair up with Daniel Grayson, it might not be a stretch to guess that there could be something romantic on the horizon for her and Jack.

A series like Revenge is likely to be an escape for anyone who lacks a house in the Hampton’s and formal galas to attend. However, if a rich-people-with-problems premise isn’t enough to hold your attention, Emily’s thought-out scheme to pay back the people who wronged her family just might. Through flashbacks, we’re given just enough information about what she had, what she lost and who is to blame, to understand why she’s doing what she’s doing and to want to see her succeed. At the same time, there’s a lot left to find out, which could make the series worth watching beyond the first few episodes. All the while, the first few minutes of the series premiere, which show how the summer is going to end, linger in the back of our minds as we’re left to wonder how things got to that point.

While Stowe delivers a performance that balances grace, confidence and just enough intimidation to understand why people look at and to her the way they do, VanCamp plays Emily in such away that it’s not quite clear just how far she’s willing to go to pay back the people who wronged her.

Revenge feels like it should be a summer series. Not only is it set in a summer town during peak season, but the soapy element lends itself to a series that indulges in the drama of a wealthy people with a lot of self-inflicted problems. With warmer days behind us, Revenge may offer a bit of mystery and intrigue, and plenty of fun, should the series manage to continue building on the momentum of the series premiere.

ABC/ Disney New Charlie’s Angels Hits Miami!!! Angels in Chains!

I have been working with ABC and Disney revamping and relaunching Charlie’s Angels, a 1970’s television series which stared Kate Jackson, Jacqueline Smith, and last but not least Farrah Faucett- Majors.  The crew is great and the budget seems to be large.  Lots of special effects and long days with a top-notch crew.

Rachael Taylor on the set of ABC's Charlie's Angels photo by Matt Dunn/ABC/Disney

The premise is the same as the original series and the subsequent movies: Three young ladies, saved from prison sentences by a mysterious man named Charlie Townsend, work together to take down criminals in unconventional ways. In this version, the three ladies are Abby (Rachael Taylor), think Serena van der Woodsen turned catburgler; Gloria (Nadine Velasquez), a former military gal who made a wrong decision; and Kate (Annie Ilonez), a dirty cop. As the pilot begins, they’re trying stop a kidnapping ring when Gloria falls victim to a car explosion (which is so obviously shot that even an Amish person who’d never seen TV before could see it coming) and dies, immediately putting a wrench in their happy little family. Yes, most of these characters are orphaned or have severe family issues, so they’ve bonded together on the lovely beaches of Miami in order to soothe their pain away with kickboxing, Parkour-style wall-climbing and heaps of sunshine.

ABC's new Charlie's Angels with Eve (Minka Kelly)photo by Matt Dunn/ABC/Disney

The Angels try to pin the explosion on Eve (Minka Kelly), who used to “work” with Gloria back in her carjacking days, but it turns out that Eve was actually trying to help Gloria on some secret case to take down Carlos Bernard (the former Tony Almeida on 24, now an El Salvadoran crime lord who specializes in trafficking young women). With the help of Bosley (Ramon Rodriguez), the girls are able to easily deal with any sort of problems that get in their way and eventually take down the person who once tried to kidnap Gloria and Eve from their South American orphanage before they went all it’s-a-hard-knock-life on his ass and slapped him in the face with a statue. Obviously, Charlie is impressed with Eve’s skills and taps her to be the new Angel, and the girls all lounge around on his yacht and compare shoes and make plans to share wardrobes.

New Charlie's Angels,Abby (Rachael Taylor)

New Charlie's Angels,Abby (Rachael Taylor)photo by Matt Dunn/ABC/Disney

ABC's new Charlie's Angels with Eve (Minka Kelly), by Matt Dunn/ABC/Disney

ABC's new Charlie's Angels with Eve (Minka Kelly), by Matt Dunn/ABC/Disney

ABC's new Charlie's Angels with Eve (Minka Kelly)

ABC's new Charlie's Angels with Eve (Minka Kelly)by Matt Dunn/ABC/Disney

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Completed My Second Week!!!

Completed my second week of Insanity.  This workout of totally the real deal and once I compete this and get moving toward my goals I will post some before and after images.  It is a real challenge and my daughter Bennett is doing with me which an added bonus.  We have a blast together.I am on a real mission to get healthy and in shape.  I will turn 50 next year so trying to get a head start on everything.  Wish me luck and say a prayer.

Been Working on The New Charlie’s Angels

I have been so busy that I haven been able to keep up with my blogging.  Been working 10-12 hour days for ABC/Disney on their new series, Charlies Angels.  They are really throwing a lot of money behind this show. Each day it looks more like a film budget and not a TV series.  Also since they have been picked up for a 13 show commitment they are pulling out all of the stops.  I wish I could share some images of what I have been working on but contractually I cannot.  Lots of fun.

AMG Miami Beach Polo World Cup

I have had the opportunity to photograph this years AMG Miami Beach Polo World Cup.  It is right behind the Miami Beach Setai Hotel.  Lots of exciting action with many beautiful women competing and the worlds best men riders.  This is the most prestigious beach polo tournament in the world therefore the world best riders, men and women, attend to compete against the best.

Mens finals will be April 24, 2011, Easter Sunday.  Should be quite exciting!!!