Von Wong
  • The art of shooting fire – with Andrey Das – Master Pyrotechnician BTS by Erwan Cloarec Andrey DAS – Artist Portrait by Erwan Cloarec Intro I can’t quite remember how DAS and I met… whether he saw my work and started speaking with me or vice versa but I do recall stumbling upon his fan page and having that “oh my god that was you!” moment when […] 0 Comments 25 Jun ’12
  • A rapid update! I know it's been a very long time since we last put anything new up (photos, videos or otherwise)… 0 Comments 18 Jun ’12
  • We’re back! We actually landed from Barcelona in Montreal at 6 PM Friday night. We hit the ground literally running - on my end, recharging all batteries and emptying memory cards to prepare for a wedding bright and early the next day with a 6AM wakeup!!! Erwan, sharing a ridiculously brief 24 hours with his Fiancé after a month of absence before saying goodbye to her a 0 Comments 4 Jun ’12
  • Week 3 – flames, gynmastics & water The day went by quite smoothly until it was time to leave and one of our dear participants decided to lock his keys inside his trunk! After a good hour of waiting around, we finally got a tow truck in to come and try to open up the car. Although we managed to lower the windows a good foot and a half, the volkswagen he had was completely electronic 0 Comments 29 May ’12
  • Week 2 – fire, ballet… and a belated video It's going to be quite a challenge to figure out how to get you guys all updated on what's been happening… so I guess the best is to start from the beginning! We've had an absolutely amazing shoot in Bratislava with Ana Beschia from the National Slovak Theater. 0 Comments 21 May ’12
  • We’re still alive – it’ll take more than a car crash to stop us! Hey guys! Yes, we're still alive! Things have been quite hectic since our last update! We were waiting to publish this blog post so that we could accompany it with a nice dynamic video 0 Comments 12 May ’12
  • Abandoned building updates & the Workshop Factory Hey guys! So it's been about three days since we've hit Europe and so far we've broken into two buildings and shot some eagles… 0 Comments 4 May ’12
  • DAY 1 – Brussels and 2L beer Quick update! It's midnight over here and we just spent our first day in Europe all over Belgium!! Besides a nice 8 hour flight where we grabbed an hour of sleep, we dropped in to see Thomas from Monolithe Photographe who was kind enough not only to house us but accept and unpack 8500$ of sponsored equipment from Lovinpix.com. 0 Comments 2 May ’12
  • Epic Medieval photoshoot + Horses ! Behind the scenes, lighting diagrams of an epic Medieval photoshoot 0 Comments 30 Apr ’12
  • The Agonist – Promo 2012 Alissa from The Agonist contacted me TWO WEEKS before shoot deadline to ask me if we could put together some sort of crazy shoot. After an hour of crazy brainstorming we managed to pull together an insane fight concept that we put together in one week (leaving one more week for retouching)! We pulled our resources together and managed to whip up in a week: A garage to shoot in, destructible clothing, and all the random objects you see lying around (fire hydrant, couch, etc...). Alissa did the makeup/rips for all the boys giving me a good three hours to set up a crazy 10 light or so setup. 0 Comments 27 Apr ’12
  • 10k, GlideCam, Pico Dolly, Phottix Monitor, Profoto… Finally some updates for you! Before beginning, here's a funny youtube video Erwan and I decided to throw together of us practicing out glidecam usage. Hope it brings a smile to your faces in these dreary rainy days to come (at least on our end of the world) 0 Comments 21 Apr ’12
  • SLRLounge Lightroom 4 presets – Review Today I'd like to take a couple minutes to do a preliminary review The Lightroom 4 Preset System by the SLRLounge. These guys have ambitiously called their product " The most powerful preset system" and I was quite curious to see what they had managed to cook up.

    I took the time to throw together a visual "video" review for those of you who are too lazy to read.
    0 Comments 19 Apr ’12
  • Bracelets, Quadcopters, and smiles! I'm super excited because I've been receiving a stream of good news finally… things are not quite official yet but by Wednesday or Thursday I will have news for you guys concerning a major sponsor that will be providing us with a whole bunch of equipment for us to play with for the duration of our tour. I've been working extremely hard with Erwan to put this whole thing together (almost over two weeks) and I'm just bursting with excitement to let it all out!! 0 Comments 18 Apr ’12
  • Dreams & Motivation While speaking with a fan who had the courage to spontaneously add me on skype today, I had mild moment of clarity that I really wanted to share with anyone who decides to get off their butt and pursue their dreams. 0 Comments 17 Apr ’12
  • DIY VonStudio I recently decided to inspire myself from a video I saw posted over at DIY Photography where I saw a fellow photographer by the name of Joe Edelman actually set up a bunch of fluorescent lights on rails and tripods to have a pretty effective and slick home studio. 0 Comments 16 Apr ’12
  • POWER OVER 9000! hank you so much for all your support, let's KEEP SPREADING THE WORD!! To thank you all for your continuing support I'll actually be preparing a second free photoshop tutorial for you guys… this time a lot more advanced featuring a deconstruction 0 Comments 15 Apr ’12
  • The Nasty Clamps Super excited over here because I just received a set of 6 nasty clamps and a nasty flag from Matt over at www.nastyclamps.com ! I was introduced to the Nasty clamps when I visited Udi over at DIYPhotography.net and we had a great time using them to clamp onto whatever was available. They were exceptionally useful as they were far lighter than tripods and were extremely versatile. I asked Matt if he would be interested in sponsoring a couple for our tour and he enthusiastically sent me a couple. 0 Comments 14 Apr ’12
  • Erwan has a fever Sad news of the day for the Von Wong team over here. Intrepid videographer Erwan has come down with a fever since our last angelic update. Unfortunately it looks like our poor Erwan has somewhat completely overworked himself so I think we may be cutting down a little on the video updates for a little while. 0 Comments 13 Apr ’12
  • New thank you video! So here's the week 1 video that we put together to thank all of our friends and sponsors for believing in us! I know I look like a complete zombie in part two of the film and I'm super sorry for that!!! Erwan and I both believe in the project so much that the minute we get our hands on a camera to do something small it somehow becomes a massive project! 0 Comments 12 Apr ’12
  • Week 1, Day 3 – calm On my end of the world, I actually took a little time for myself today… simply spending the morning answering emails and booking our van as well as skyping with a couple of the artists but nothing more than that! 0 Comments 11 Apr ’12
  • Week 1, Day 2 – Sylights FIRST UP - I'm very very proud to announce our new partnership with SYLIGHTS.COM 0 Comments 10 Apr ’12
  • Week 1 – Ending in Glory Pye from SLRLounge was actually introduced to me by Udi over at DIYPhotography.net over a quick email. They were interested in doing a short interview of me 0 Comments 9 Apr ’12
  • Day 7.5 – oops For the first time since we launched the project… I fell asleep before Erwan! We were in the middle of discussing an updated video script to present 0 Comments 8 Apr ’12
  • Day 6- 5000$ – FUNDED Super excited over here because we JUST hit our target goal of 5000$ It's only been 6 days and the submissions and support 0 Comments 7 Apr ’12
  • Day 5 – mails mails and more mails Hey guys! Just wanted to share with you guys a quick update before heading off to bed… First off I wanted to wish everyone a happy Easter or Passover depending which part of the world you’re from and what you believe in. (wee holidays!) The day just flew by me, barely even saw it pass. […] 0 Comments 7 Apr ’12
  • QuickTip#2 – The Hairwindmachine [raw][youtube url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YQ1HegUQ4Q”][/raw]Hey guys! After meeting with Udi from DIYPhotography.net I got so inspired to do videos that I built myself a home studio within three days of arriving back in Montreal. For those of you who haven’t seen the first quicktip check out my powerbar travel tip I’ll be posting regular tips, tricks, reviews and […] 0 Comments 6 Apr ’12
  • Meet Ken, our Yellow Polaroid buddy Hey guys just wanted to introduce you to our partner for this trip! Ken, our brand new (well…used but still new, anyways) polaroid that we've found! 0 Comments 5 Apr ’12
  • Thanks! And here's the video I struggled to put together for you guys last night! As you can see, nothing fancy, a couple quick cuts 0 Comments 5 Apr ’12
  • Day 2 – 50% funded! Wow. Today just blew by so fast I didn't even see it go by. Woke up at 9 AM to prepare for a skype meeting with Dave Reynolds from The Underwater Ream… followed 0 Comments 5 Apr ’12
  • Day 1 – IndieGoGo Our first day on IndieGoGo~ 0 Comments 4 Apr ’12