Chase Jarvis SHORTS: Don’t Forget to Have a Laugh [video]

So much of the discussion in the photography and advertising worlds online is about the serious side of things. Creative problems, budgets, timelines, travel, gear, etc. And, indeed, there’s a lot of serious aspects therein.

But in truth–especially when shooting on location–there’s a whole helluva a lot of fun that happens. And that fun is an important part of it that rarely comes across in all the photo/film industry ranting online.

It’s that slice of fun that’s happening in this video. Just some good old fashioned clowning around. In this clip, we’ve got a small crew of 10 or so shooting an advert atop the snowy mountains of Telluride, CO, just in time for the holidays. It’s at the end of the day, the last shot, and we’re all tired but jolly. The models, Kim and Mike, are dear friends of mine and are…er…well…struggling on their skis. We all somehow break into this weird schtick and … well… that’s about it, we’re all laughing. No punchline, no drama, just a reminder to have a some laughs along the way.

Happy Friday. Happy holidays.

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31 Responses to Chase Jarvis SHORTS: Don’t Forget to Have a Laugh [video]

  1. Shannon Gray December 17, 2010 at 9:36 am #

    So fun! I am pretty sure I would be falling too and I live in Colorado now (just moved from FL)…

  2. Jason V December 17, 2010 at 9:40 am #

    I had White Christmas playing while watching this, REALLY made it a nice experience!

  3. immo December 17, 2010 at 9:57 am #

    Love it! Yesterday I stood 4 hours in traffic jam due to the snowy weather, not that funny. But now I’m really up to shooting in the snow :-)

  4. David Dvir December 17, 2010 at 10:02 am #

    That’s a great point, it really is a lot of fun at the end of the day, probably the reason we choose to do what we love :)

  5. Shelby White December 17, 2010 at 10:11 am #

    Hilariously awesome!

  6. jeremy December 17, 2010 at 10:14 am #

    have my first ski shoot of the season this weekend, perfect timing with this awesome vid!

  7. Stefan December 17, 2010 at 10:19 am #

    “The way you move is like Poetry!”

    There are some pretty funny lines in this video.

  8. Simon December 17, 2010 at 10:26 am #

    Makes me think of Peter Hurley portrait studio. He’s laughing all the time with his clients. Looks like fun to shoot !

  9. Andrew December 17, 2010 at 10:42 am #

    Something tells me that given what I see in this video and what I’ve seen of Chase in his previous posts… I think I would always be laughing if I were working on one of his shoots.

  10. Matt December 17, 2010 at 10:56 am #

    Good humorous atmosphere……… Good photos. Works most of the time. Makes life much easier! And keeps your client remembering you with a little smile and good memories.

  11. Ken Mott December 17, 2010 at 11:28 am #

    Were those pictures just used on the cover of the REI ads sent in the mail. Seem familiar.

  12. Briony December 17, 2010 at 11:30 am #

    made me day. thanks for sharing.

  13. A Photog Who Blogs December 17, 2010 at 12:34 pm #

    “The way you move is like poetry” Love it! THANKS FOR THAT!

  14. Freddy Oropeza December 17, 2010 at 12:41 pm #

    Ahhhh, this put a smile on my face.

  15. Nate Perkes December 17, 2010 at 12:51 pm #

    Haha..love it! Loved the accents as well. Hey quick question…how do you get Slow-motion like you did out of the D3s at 24fps without it looking choppy?

  16. BenjaminR December 17, 2010 at 1:17 pm #

    What camera were you filming with? The D7000 or maybe the Red Epic? ;)

  17. Janine December 17, 2010 at 1:52 pm #

    massive lolz. :D

  18. Donna December 17, 2010 at 8:43 pm #

    lol … I think a bit of wax is required!

  19. Paul December 18, 2010 at 1:01 am #

    Now thats the way to finish off the day :)
    Have a great Christmas.

  20. Richard December 18, 2010 at 2:07 am #

    Great stuff as always. Happy Holidays Chase and the whole crew!!!

  21. DanielKphoto December 18, 2010 at 3:25 am #

    Nice video, fun is always good :-)

  22. Aj December 18, 2010 at 4:11 am #

    Ah…. A day in the life of Mr. Jarvis. I’m jealous!

  23. Jon DeVaul December 18, 2010 at 12:59 pm #

    I recently went with my son to a camera club meeting in one of the local Metroparks. There was a “slide” show of some members’ work…some excellent images, some not so good, but everyone there shared a love of photography. It was refreshing to not hear about bidding, copyright, usage rights, or budgets…just photography, I loved it!

  24. Yeti December 18, 2010 at 1:22 pm #

    Are you shooting these shorts with the D7000? And are you using the Rode SVM for audio?

    I really enjoy your blog, photos, video, etc! Thanks for sharing!

  25. Adam Leahy December 19, 2010 at 6:28 pm #

    Looks like you guys had a few bottles of that Seattle 100 wine left…

  26. Mark Matthews December 19, 2010 at 10:46 pm #

    ” I ‘av ze feeling this are American models!” hahaha comedy GOLD!

    Thanks guys!

    • Michael Power December 21, 2010 at 8:05 am #

      Ya I tink u need tu bring me tos skis I put a little wax on dem four u ya

  27. Rocky Lee December 21, 2010 at 7:18 pm #

    About Chase Jarvis’ Shorts

    “Photographer Chase Jarvis once told an audience that anyone who walked his walk would find success, which led me to wondering what walking a mile in his shorts would really be like. So I asked Chase to send me a pair. And he did! Now I’d like you to take them for a spin. All I ask is that you share your photos on flickr and post the shorts to the next person on the list.”

  28. Danie Nel January 12, 2011 at 1:00 am #

    I really enjoyed this. I make sure that I often shoot fun stuff at shoots as well. My youtube channel youtube.com/danienel will show you some.

    Some killer lines in zis viddio!

  29. Rasmus Lindstrom January 16, 2011 at 2:01 pm #

    Love the video! :D What’s the song in the background?

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