I love creating videos that showcase manufacturing. Visually speaking, the movement of machines creates an elegant ballet that looks great on film. Ripon Athletic, an American apparel manufacturer in Berlin, Wisconsin hired myself, Akin Girav and Adam L. McMath to produce a 40 plus minute documentary covering the history of the nearly 100 year-old company and each step of the production process.
The news about deadly crashes linked to a faulty ignition switch, followed by wave upon wave of recalls, did not bode well for General Motors dealers earlier this year. It conjured visions of worried, frustrated drivers pouring onto lots like Raymond Chevrolet, outside of Chicago.
While doing photojournalism shoots were once common place, I’ve been focusing on other things. However, today was a fun foray back into journalism, covering a visit to Chicago by Fed Chair Janet Yellen.
Thankfully the press advance orchestrated this welding photo-op while we were touring a manufacturing community college classroom, because the overwhelming large amount of peopling walking around with her blocked us from making images that showed the machinery.
Last week, I had the honor of meeting the first Ford Mustang owner ever and riding in the small 1964 1/2 convertible.
I recently went to Shevoygan, Wisconsin to generate a photo package on the Wigwam factory.