I am proud to present RyanStrong.com – The Work Of Ryan Strong. I will be using the website as a way to showcase the body of work that I have built over the years of my life. From multiple disciplines of photography, music / film score, motion / video directing and shooting, graphic and web design.
More then likely, unless I’m persuaded otherwise, this blog I AM PHOTOGRAPH will be directly integrated into the website as it is once you visit and this version of I AM PHOTOGRAPH will no longer be. While I love the home I created …
Very happy to show my latest film creation for Baldwin’s Spring Summer 2013 Lookbook. All shot in Kansas City on a Canon 5D MKII and Canon 7D along with using Davinci Resolve to color grade / correct the entire film. It was my first time with Resolve and I was incredibly impressed with the software. It’s really great to have tools like this that allow for your imagination to come to life. Enjoy…
It has been awhile since I filmed a Style Film. Really happy with how this turned out. I used a ND filter on my lens and shot wide open in the middle of daylight. Made for a really nice look.
The music I wrote for this is/was a b-side for a instrumental album I’ve been putting together that may or may not be permanently filed in the archives or surface from time to time in my film work.
I recently filmed/directed and also scored the music to a recent Style Film by Standard Style for Karen Walker. It was shot in Kansas City on the beautiful Country Club Plaza. The overall direction was just to film something elegant but not too sophisticated that it felt unrealistic. I was very much so inspired by the soundtrack Coco Before Chanel for the music. Enjoy!
The film I worked on for most of last year was produced by the company Milkman Max Productions. They needed an identity and production logo (or vanity plate) to play at the start of the movie, as well as music to go along with it.
I collaborated with Phil Borst and created something that I think is very cinematic or Hollywood, something that prepares you and lets you know… the movie you are about to watch will be of cinematic magic.
Inspired by the greats like 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, and New Line Cinema, here is Milkman Max Productions. …
My recent video I directed and wrote music for. I love how this all turned out. The shots took on a sort of vintage wash to them that I didn’t think would happen, in which I love.
For the music… the main melody is a felt piano with counter twinkle melody by the celeste. I bring in a warm pad of french horns as the glue for the orchestra of cello, violoas, and violins. As the ground for the whole thing are pizzicato double basses that worked perfectly for editing the video.
Exploring more into cinematography I shot one of my first studio lit films. I approached it exactly like I would with a still fashion shoot. One hard key light very similar to how I shoot most of my editorial cover shoots. I did some “Washed Out” color grading to it and did some fun edits – really satisfied with how this turned out.
Shot on a Canon 5D MKII with a 50mm f/1.8 lens with continuos studio lighting.