Tony Hale, Tallahassee Magazine Cover Shoot Video

Tony Hale on the cover of Tallahassee Magazine. Photo by Scott Holstein
Tony Hale on the cover of Tallahassee Magazine. Photo by Scott Holstein

Tony Hale from Arrested Development and Veep fame is originally from Tallahassee, FL. It was decided that he would be featured in an issue of the magazine and he would even be able to be on the cover. I had the privilege of shooting a behind-the-scenes video of the cover shoot.

Tony Hale on the Cover of Tallahassee Magazine Behind-the-Scenes video produced by Carlin Trammel:

Photographer Scott Holstein has also written about the experience. You can read that here: Scott Holstein’s Tony Hale Blog

As a result of being able to shoot this, I had footage to use in the promo video for the July/August 2014 issue. I even had fun putting together motion graphics for the cover near the end of the video where the footage transitions into the cover.

Tallahassee Magazine, July/August 2014 promo video produced by Carlin Trammel



A bikini-clad Rambabe, a tall, blonde, warrior woman, emerges from a lake at sunset while firing an M249 machine gun at the enemy. 1/160 f/9 at ISO 800 © Scott Holstein

I’ve worked with Scott Holstein now on several projects. A couple years ago, I produced a behind-the-scenes video about his “Quagmire” photo. Scott had a concept for another photo and again enlisted my aid in doing a behind the scenes video.

This concept, as Scott explains on his own blog, was about redoing the character of John Rambo as a woman. To set a campy mood for the video, we began by filming a parody sequence that aped a scene from Rambo II.

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Adventures in Modeling

One of the perks of my time spent working at Rowland Publishing was that I occasionally got to model for the various magazines. It was fun, broke up the routine and got me out of the office for a couple hours. Long-time readers of the various Rowland Publishing publications may have recognized me over the years as any number of characters: exasperated husband, upset manager, skeptical friend of vegetarian, and outdoor lawn gamer. And I’ve shared the fun with my family and was able to get my daughter in Tallahassee Magazine twice — one of those times on the cover even!

That’s where my daughter trumped me. For as often as I have appeared in the publications, none of my appearances had been on a cover. And I hadn’t been in 850 — The Business Magazine of Northwest Florida either. So when lead designer Tisha Keller came to me and asked if I would be on the cover of 850, there was only one thing I could say: “I thought you’d never ask.”

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