Found footage: Them Savages - "Novellas" (LIVE) by Tracy Nystrom

I was going through my hard drive and found some footage I shot of Them Savages performing live for Seattle's Superfly Event at the Suquamish Center on the Kitsap Peninsula back in June, 2013.  This was an awesome event and I still find myself humming Them Savages songs pretty regularly!  I love the guitar/drum combination combined with Ben's rough, southwestern vocals.   Check them out at www.facebook.com/themsavages.  Enjoy! 

The Fusion Drumline: Behind the Scenes by Tracy Nystrom

Here is the released behind the scenes (bts) teaser for The Fusion Drumline's first music video, "Thunder."   

They are a super talented drumline group hailing from the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington State. 

This was a great project to work on and I'm stoked to be able to help bring out the excitement! 

 

Precipice: New Music Video by Cinematographer Tracy Nystrom by Tracy Nystrom

When the space-time continuum breaks loose, a young boy stands up against the odds to tame it in this visually spectacular short film.

The music is a driving force in the film and I wrote it to convey feelings of that inner call to the unknown, where you break through the excuses you've built up over a lifetime and pursue the things that really matter to you.  At the same time it had to feel upbeat, draw people in, and have messy, personal aspects for people to connect with.  Cory Thoresen did an awesome job on nailing the drums and bringing out a unique sound design while bringing the song together.

The video was shot over the 4th of July, 2013 in Kitsap County at my best friend Cory's house on the water.  I shot this all handheld on a Canon 5D Mark iii with a 50mm f/1.2 lens (wide open) at 640 IOS at 5600k and 1/50th, with a battery handgrip and a neoprene strap.  It was shot to feel engaging, exciting, and visually unique with aspects of fearlessness, subliminally uncomfortableness, and to bring in the viewer to a full-bodied sci-fi(ish) experience. Enjoy!

DP/Editor/Composer: Tracy Nystrom

Audio Engineer/Sound Design: Cory Thoreson

 

Airsoft Photography: Brügger & Thomet MP9 by Tracy Nystrom

A friend of mine picked up this replica B&T MP9 gas blow-back airsoft gun in a trade recently and wanted some high-quality photo's shot of it that captured the gritty, raw, and urban aspects of the terrain he and his team train and play in.  

The shoot involved only two Canon speed lights (600EX-RT), one with a 24" Impact Quickbox, the other was bare shooting into a 36" circular reflector.  The background is the concrete floor in a barn on my parents property.  The camera used is a Canon 5D Mark III, with the Canon 24mm f/1.4 L-Series Prime Lens, and the Canon Battery Grip.  It was adjusted lightly in Adobe Lightroom 4 to get the dynamic range I wanted.

After the shoot, he posted these photos on his Facebook and immediately started getting offers for it.  He sold it for a nice profit and has since picked up another airsoft gun!