Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Princess and the Frog and yahoo


Nice set we built for Yahoo!








Anika Noni Rose who is the princess who becomes a frog.














Saturday, November 28, 2009

Ohh yeah the last couple of weeks...

We have been super busy actually shooting stuff so here is a couple of pieces I forgot to post.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Malin Ackerman and Vanessa Williams

Two sweet pretty ladies in our studio.


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Abby Cadabby for Canadian Breakfast TV


More and more Canadian work coming down the line.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

David Boreanaz

David Boreanaz or Bones

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Nelly Furtado


I promise to post more I swear..

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Project Runway Challenge

We just shot the winner of Project Runway All-Star Challenge. We tried to do a loose mock up of the standard PR interview shot.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Still around and Just back from Colombia

I will have a slew of goods to show in about a week from my shoot in Colombia. Here is some stuff I shot before I left.




Thursday, June 25, 2009

High Line 3

So we have been shooting a lot in the studio but nothing really that awesome so here is any other look at the High Line in NYC.



High Line 2 from Nick Castaneda on Vimeo.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The High Line

A little bit of New York shooting before a lot of Studio shooting tomorrow and the day after.



High Line 1 from Nick Castaneda on Vimeo.




High Line 4 from Nick Castaneda on Vimeo.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Benjamin Bratt


Today we shot Benjamin Bratt for some "The Cleaner" promotional work.

Friday, June 19, 2009

The Narrows

Today we shot something for the release of "The Narrows" starring Vincent Donofrio(Thor in Adventures of Babysitting and the alien in Men in Black) Kevin Zegers (Transamerica and All 3 Air Buds) and Sophia Bush (One Tree Hill).

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Renovation Nation

Today we built a workshop set and shot a piece for the Planet Green show "Renovation Nation".


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Anne Frank

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the film Anne Frank and Anne's 80th birthday the film is being released in Blu-ray. We shot some press for the release with George Stevens Jr(son of the director) and Millie Perkins(who played Anne).


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

uhh oo here comes the Hammer

Early this morning we shot MC Hammer.... he said and I quote "your lighting is better than theirs(the Today Show)"....Take THAT NBC/30 Rock.





Gramercy Park 1

A little look at Gramercy Park.


Gramercy Park 2 from Nick Castaneda on Vimeo.

Friday, June 5, 2009

kyra sedgwick and the closer

This morning we shot something with Kyra Sedgwick for The Closer.




Wednesday, June 3, 2009

HGTV $250,000


We shot a couple of pieces for this upcoming HGTV shows "$250,000 Challenge". Set designer and everything. Seriously well lit flowers.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Expedition Africa and Bryant Park

Shooting for the Mark Burnett show Expedition Africa. We had 3 explorers in the studio here are two of them.




For the remainder of the week I am going to be shooting in Bryant Park. Here is the first in the set.



Bryant Park 2 from Nick Castaneda on Vimeo.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Bike Lane Day 5

Final day of Bicycle Bike Lane week in Bicycle month.


Bike lane 8 from Nick Castaneda on Vimeo.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Bike Lane Day 4

Bicycles in Union Square. This totally exemplifies how hard it is to control the D90.

Bike Lane 9 from Nick Castaneda on Vimeo.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Southern Belles



Just finished shooting these ladies along with 3 of their friends for Soapnets "Southern Belles: Louisville". Even after hearing them say Louisville over and over I still cant say that cities name.

Bike Day 3

A couple more bicycle lane shots to finish out the week.


Bike lane 6 from Nick Castaneda on Vimeo.




Bike lane 7 from Nick Castaneda on Vimeo.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Bit of Glee

After Jewel canceled on us I decided to bail on NYC for a couple of days and head to the "burg". But I am back here today so this is what we shot yesterday....



Jane and Matthew were super funny and the show looks great. But the promos look even better.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Bike Day 2

Bicycle on Broadway towards Union Square.

Bike Lane 1 from Nick Castaneda on Vimeo.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

New York Bicycle Month Day 1 and Seymour Stein

May is Bike month in NYC. So this week I am shooting various bike paths throughout the city.

Bikelane 2 from Nick Castaneda on Vimeo.


Also this weekend I did a little shoot with 7 Sydney for Sunrise(It's the Australian Today Show). Seymour Stein is a record producer who signed The Ramones, Madonna, The Pretenders...etc. Although he appears completely joyless in this still he was a really fascinating old guy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seymour_Stein

Friday, May 8, 2009

Day 3 on Day 5..

So the rain cleared up until yesterday. Plus shooting in the rain is hard.


Rain - Guy carrying boxes from Nick Castaneda on Vimeo.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Day 2 of Rain

I love how miserable people look in the rain. Seriously this guy hates his life.


Rain - Guy from Nick Castaneda on Vimeo.

Monday, May 4, 2009

A week of NYC in the Rain

Yesterday I spent 6 hours biking 54 miles through all 5 Boroughs in the 5 Boro Bike Ride all in the RAIN. It was horrible. While it was raining I thought...rain looks cool but its making me miserable. So since its supposed to rain all week. Here is NYC in the Rain Day 1.

Rain Flatiron from Nick Castaneda on Vimeo.



Rain - Guy in Coat from Nick Castaneda on Vimeo.



Rain 6th Ave from Nick Castaneda on Vimeo.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Taraji P. Henson


So this morning I shot Taraji P Henson for the Benjamin Button DVD release. Unfortunately due to technical difficulties this is the best still I got.

Day 4...posted on Day 5

Kinda late sorry. Grand Central Lexington Entrance at night.



Grand Central Entrance from Lexington from Nick Castaneda on Vimeo.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Grand Central Day 3

Here are 2 more shots from Grand Central. First one is a focus rack. In all honesty it took me a while to get this right because of the difficulty of pulling focus on these lenses.

The second shot is from the inside. Cool light layering.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Grand Central Day 2

Today I got kicked out of Grand Central because I didn't have a permit. At least I got something out of it. Actually something awesome.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Grand Central Week and Emily Deschanel

Today we shot Emily Deschanel for Bones. She was super stoked about the Baby Cakes catering we got.



This week I am shooting Grand Central all week. Starting off in the front of the Grand Central.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Central Park at Night and More Zoo

Night shooting in the Park is a little tricky. In all honesty this didn't come out that great but maybe next time? For one thing I shot with my smaller zoom lens. I have really gotten use to shooting with the telephoto lens because it allows me to not be too obtrusive.




Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Central Park and the Econopocalypse


So this morning at 5AM I started shooting a book tour. This morning’s book was “The Ultimate Depression Survival Guide” by Dr. Martin Weiss. It’s a book about getting through the Econopocalypse.


Today’s shot a day from Central Park is







Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I will save your life and Central Park


So this morning I am shooting for a WE TV show called I will save your life with Charles Stuart Platkin. Basically he looks into the psychology of why people eat what they eat.


And to continue with shot a day week in Central Park I have a Handsome Cap Driver in a Top Hot. Correction super sweet Top Hat.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Nick is back in Central Park for a Week

Were back from our horrible illness adventure in Portland. This week I am shooting Central Park everyday. I was supposed to have a SWEEET shot of Jennifer Beals for the FOX show Lie To Me but that job died...so here is the first Central Park shot of the week!!!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

NY Life Fraud

So this women was picketing at the New York Life Insurance building. She had spent all day there handing out pamphlets. After we come back from Portland I am doing a series on Wall Street and people effected by it.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

NYC at Night Shot 2 and Sara Snow

Today we shot with green living expert and Author of Fresh Living Sara Snow.


Park Avenue at about 7pm came out really nice.


New York at Night from Nick Castaneda on Vimeo.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Friday, April 3, 2009

Chinatown Day 5 and clip closet

So last night I shot in Chinatown again. This time things really seemed to gel together. A good tripod goes pretty far.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Joan Lunden and Chinatown 4


This morning we shot GMA's Joan Lunden. She has a new show on DirecTV about American Heroes.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Chinatown Day 3

Images from my Chinatown shoot this weekend.




Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Chinatown Day 2 and Vogue

This morning we had a super fun shoot with PTA, Anne Vincent, and the Vogue staff. They were promoting their shape issue. Shot came out pretty nice.




Continued posting of the Chinatown footage.



Chinatown 3 from Nick Castaneda on Vimeo.



Chinatown 4 from Nick Castaneda on Vimeo.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Chinatown Day 1

This week I am shooting around Chinatown so if you see a stunningly good looking dude holding a camera...I am the awkward short guy shooting behind him. This first stuff is all shot using my 80-200mm zoom lens. Stability with this camera is really rough. So I am tricking out my rig to stabilize it a bit.


Friday, March 27, 2009

Bedford Ave and Leftovers

So time to clean out the clip closet since from now on I am going to try to choose a Theme and shoot around that idea. But this week I was still trying to become comfortable with the camera.

Up first is a shot I took on Lexington Ave near 28th St. The focus pulling still leaves a great deal to be desired.

Next up I have two shots I took from the Bagelsmith on Bedford Ave in Hipstercentral Williamsburg Brooklyn.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Laundry and Dinosaurs




This morning we shot an interesting project for the History Channel Called Predator X. The Paleontologist Dr. Jorn Hurum that discovered the animal was in the studio with a fossil of the back of the skull.

Here is the actual clip on AM Northwest Live in Portland.


http://www.katu.com/amnw/segments/41854962.html



Last night I was shooting a local laundromat. I felt a bit like a stalker but I came back with some really pretty stuff. It took me a week but I think I have finally figured out how to lock in the exposure so not flicker this time.




Laundry Night from Street from Nick Castaneda on Vimeo.