Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen “Ink, Not Mink” Official PETA Photo Shoot (Behind-the-Scenes Video)

In June, I was contacted by PETA to shoot a short video for their “Ink, Not Mink” PSA campaign, featuring a photo shoot with Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen of the Denver Nuggets. Excited for an opportunity to work on that project, I jumped on it without hesitation.

The photo shoot took place in a spacious aircraft hangar at the Centennial Airport in Denver, with most of the crew flown in from Los Angeles. It was a pretty spectacular location, even though you only get a small glimpse of it in the finished video.

My job was to get b-roll and behind-the-scenes footage of the photo shoot and then film a sit-down interview with the Birdman himself. It was a great experience to observe an amazing photographer at work (Robert Sebree) and also to meet Chris Andersen, even though I’m not a huge basketball fan myself (shh, don’t tell anyone – I don’t even like sports). However, it was especially rewarding to play a part in supporting such a good cause and I’m thankful for the opportunity. The ads and the video were finally released last week I think they turned out pretty great!

WARNING: Some of the footage in the video below (the parts not shot by me) features unforgivable animal cruelty and is quite disturbing, so viewer discretion is advised.

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