SmugMug Films – Behind the Scenes

In this episode, I sit down with Alastair Jolly and Anton Lorimer — the amazing (and surprisingly small) team behind SmugMug Films!

We discuss the “how” and “why” behind the project. As well as some of the challenges involved with producing award-winning films featuring world-class photographers in some of the most exotic locations on the planet. We also dive into some of the tools they employ to get the job done — on time and on budget.

Anton Lorimer, in his own words…

Anton Lorimer

“I’m incredibly thankful to have the ability to create something from scratch. Each of the films I create is unique. They reflect the people and subjects I chase and document worldwide. And although the environments and stories may vary, there is always a constant passion. Passion for what they do, who they are, or what they value. I try to capture that.

My style incorporates a cinematic feel with a sense of movement, pace, and unique perspective. This approach enhances the story by creating a feeling, a mood, or an experience.”

Alastair Jolly, in his own words…

Alastair Jolly

“I have been in the photography industry for over 20 years. Although I specialized in social and commercial photography throughout my professional career, I have always managed to find time to capture imagery for my own enjoyment and creativity. I find my creativity pulls me in different directions frequently while photographing.

I am as happy photographing long-exposure sea and cityscapes as I am in the middle of a vast landscape or, indeed, on a Photowalk around a city. Now with my roles at SmugMug & Flickr, I am very fortunate to travel frequently, work with the best photographers in the world, and always find time for just me and my camera.”

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