Bridgewater Fire // Equipped To Serve

Bridgewater Fire Department - Josh Gooden

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to work with Vada Kelley & the great team at Estland Design, on a fundraising campaign for one of our local fire departments in Bridgewater, Virginia. Vada & I have worked on various commercial projects together and its always so much fun. We created a five minute film to introduce the local community to Bridgwater Fire Department’s new fire station & to also provide promotional images for their newly designed website & fundraising campaign. The production lasted two days and we had both Vada Kelley & Barbara Finnegan on set as script supervisors and to help guide the interviews.  It was so neat to work on a project for such a great cause and to meet some of the great men & women that serve our community. They also gave me the opportunity to live out my childhood dream of riding in a firetruck (on a live call..yes folks..a hot firetruck) and for that I am forever grateful. Enjoy the film below!

With all the projects I am currently working on, I haven’t much time for personal projects, so I always try to shoot a few film images on commercial shoots. The image at the beginning of the post was shot with with my lovely Leica M6 & Tri-X. To me, this image just feels timeless with their uniforms and strong stance.  The film was shot on the Canon C300, which we recently acquired after our shoot with Pandora Jewelry. With the documentary style we were going for in this film & the range of lighting situations, it made the most sense.

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