GUARD DUCK STUDIOS
ALA is designed to be location independent, meaning we are capable of working anywhere in the world.
Not being permanently tied to a single market allows us to find the most parallel clients and search for the most inspiring subjects. Our lean business structure and years of experience shoestring traveling allow us to offer affordable services wherever you are.
We embrace all that we can learn from the people we are fortunate enough to work with along the way, and we bring these lessons with us to each new job.
As friends and business partners we share a lot in common - but we are each experienced artists with our own unique backgrounds, strengths, and styles. The images we deliver are a totally unique and complimentary combination of our two different perspectives.
Sometimes we work on different fronts, sometimes we fill separate roles, and sometimes we collaborate on the same thing every step of the way. This allows us to achieve far more as a team without sacrificing time, coverage, or quality.
What unites us is a mutual fascination for the process of making images, the ability to find inspiration in just about any subject, and the desire to be always growing and building upon our shared vision.
We insist on taking the time to do things right.
By researching, planning, scouting, and pre-visualizing each project, we ensure that your goals are met on budget and on time.
We maintain excellent in-house equipment, and many of our workflows can reliably produce both photo and video content during the same session. We deploy mobile studio rigs, custom lighting setups, and quality sound recording. We often rent additional equipment and hire subcontractors as we scale productions to meet our client’s needs.
Every production is different, and engaging with the technical challenges of each new subject is one of the things we love most about our job.
We are able to fill a wide range of roles as independent contractors, but our focus is on cameras and lighting.
Our education and experiences have taught us to work well with anyone. Moreover, successfully managing our own clients has given us a deep appreciation for many of the realities that affect production teams.
We integrate easily into larger teams and love working on set with skilled and dedicated people. We always check our egos at the door, bring hard work and dedication, and strive to empower others through our efforts.