If your website is something like bestpartyintown.org you’d better not disappoint.
Carnivale is a black tie event in Tulsa raising money for the Mental Health Association of Oklahoma (MHAOK). The organization works to combat homelessness and the stigmas associated with mental illness.
Tulsa based TPC Studios is the creative force behind the Carnivale event and responsible for making sure the fundraiser lives up to its URL. This year’s Stars and Stripes themed event is inspired by the World War II era. TPC put together a team to recreate the set of a celebrity USO Tour Press Conference featuring the MHAOK Chairs and Committee Members.
TL;DR – Basically it’s a big photoshoot for the main promotion imagery for a HUGE fundraiser/kick-arse party.
I’ve been on a couple of the Carnivale sets over the years filming BTS footage and interviews (2015 & 2016). This year I was able to join the team shooting “moving portrait” style footage that they’ll project on screens during the event. Cue the RED Weapon Helium shooting 99fps at 6k widescreen.
What I absolutely love about the Carnivale shoot is the creative team behind it. I’d highly encourage checking out and following this stew of creatives. Crazy thanks to Todd Pyland and Tony Li for letting me crash the party.
CREATIVE DIRECTOR – Todd Pyland
ART DIRECTOR/PRODUCER - Tony Li
PHOTOGRAPHER - Jeremy Charles
CINEMATOGRAPHER - me
CINEMATOGRAPHER (BTS & Interviews) - Grant Sweetwood
SET DECORATOR & STYLIST - Stacy Suvino
WARDROBE STYLIST - Shannon Schroeder
HAIR & MAKEUP - Jordan Best
PHOTO ASSISTANTS - Sarah Eliza Roberts & Clay Flores