Back in October I went down to the river for a little exploring and shooting. First stop, as usual, was at the overlook deck on the Maryland side looking for vultures and herons. What I actually found there, however, looked to be a pretty intense commercial video being shot. Camera guy in the water, kayakers on cliffs and crashing through some amazing whitewater…so what the heck, I thought, I’ll stick around and see how it all unfolds!
Little did I realize my friend Jason Beakes was the feature of this video. I learned from him it was a spot for Finlandia Vodka. Steve Fisher, kayaker and documentary film maker was shooting it and Cory Richards, adventure photog for NatGeo was there as well as a sort of narrator/host of the commercial. Check out the finished product…
Also, I made few behind the scenes photos. Very cool time.
Steve Fisher. Setting up his shot.
Getting right down there in it! Looking for a good line of sight.
Jason Beakes, headed over the falls.
Steve and Jason.
Getting in there.
Jason, ready for his close up.
Jason Beakes making his way over the rocks for another run.