Chicago Documentary Filmmaker: For the past 11 years, the Ride for AIDS Chicago has raised millions of dollars for TPAN (Test Positive Aware Network) which provides services for those living with HIV and AIDS as well as testing for the infection.
This year myself and Akin Girav followed Avery Adams and Bryan Hauhe as the couple made the two-day, 200 mile trek for the first time, capturing on film as they traversed physical and emotional highs and lows while occasionally getting on each others nerves!
Directed & Edited by John Gress & Akin Girav
With production assistance by Richard Cordova, Sean Blay, Alex Girav, Marcus White & Sean Campe.
Shot as 422HQ C-Log with the Canon C100 w/ Atomos Ninja 2 graded in Resolve using a combination of FilmConvert and Osirus Film Emulation LUTs.
Canon EF 16-35mm f2.8L USM
Canon EF 24-105mm f4L USM
Canon EF 300mm f2.8L USM
Canon EF Teleconverter 1.4x III
Zeiss ZE 25mm f2
Zeiss ZE 35mm f1.4
Zeiss ZE 50mm f2
Zeiss ZE 85mm f1.4
More about Chicago Documentary Filmmakers John Gress & Akin Girav
As the leaders of our Chicago video production company and as documentary filmmakers, Girav & Gress’ passion is creating visually stunning films that set him and his clients apart. Anyone can shoot a video for facebook, youtube and the web, but it takes a team of video professionals to deliver quality production content that will maximize the value of each and every impression by emotionally connecting the viewer with your company or product through film and video.
Our Chicago video production company has worked with numerous companies including AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Aon, Avlon, Hyatt Hotels, The Joliet Slammers, Motorolla, Ripon Athletic, Sagin LLC and many more.