All in all, one wouldn’t see the photo below as a promising start.
But that’s the reality. The black color of the room heralds the control of space. Wonderful. The peace and quiet of the environment was completely lacking. A tank reduces the feeling of taking one’s own photo. Turn a location into deep space, where, as has famously noted, no one can hear you scream. The same way I used to, in my head. I recall my interior lecture line saying, “Okay, it’s getting dark, what are you going to do now, whaddaya?”
When you reach the point of despair, such as the one above in the exercise, you should remember that “You said yes”. But that’s the problem. It’s a great opportunity to explore and create. You always say yes, because it is the nature of the photographer to explore boundaries, where potential success and failure are close neighbours.
I’ve got the kingdom key with me. New technology! The Profoto Connect Pro, hot in front of the camera, makes me feel somehow Leonard Bernstein-esque, baton in hand, conducting a symphony of lights. (For a while, solving problems, moving lights, breaking down along the way, fixing, fixing, fixing…. It didn’t sound like a grand symphony and resembled a funeral church. much more festive.)
But, we finally got here.
Above, there’s out there, on the floor, a peacock, clamped to a stand c. In the end we decided there was no room for the feathers, as they could be attractive. That’s what we did for two days. Move the pieces. The whole set is a jigsaw puzzle, involving talents, furniture, and lights. Placing one element usually means moving another. A process. A game of checkers, play against yourself.
In a nutshell, the story is told below, in a hilarious BTS video.
A big thank you to the amazing staff and talent!
Produce, style, hair, make-up perfect, as well as Andrew, Casey and Hannah on set. More photo knowledge, push the equation forward.
Lynn DelMastro – Executive producer, Andrew Tomasino – Captain, Casey Mathewson – 1st Assistant, Hannah Mitchell – 2nd assistant, Samantha Brown – Lead wardrobe stylist, Sophia Phillips – wardrobe assistant, Michelle Coursey – Master makeup artist, Jayme Jennings – Makeup artist assistant, Olivia Boucher – Makeup Artist Assistant, Hide Suzuki – Hairstylist Lead, Ubu Nagano – Assistant Hair Stylist.
And the super video storytellers….
Melanie Mclean Brooks – Directed/Produced The Flying Giant, Ryan Brooks – DP / Flying Giant Productions, Heather Ender – Producer / High Grove Productions, John Henri Cohn – B-Camera, Ruben Hernandez – Camera Assistant, Ray Suthinithet – Audio, Al Roberts – Gaffer.
And amazing talent, expressive, smart!
June Nichols, the wonderful house and party girl. Nik Pjeternikaj – the gentle diplomat and his nefarious accomplices Laeticia De Valer. The lovely uninvited guest, trying to best imitate the elegant yet drunken look – Marisa Roper. Dedicated butler, Parker Smith – but is he really? Gorgeously beautiful Jerry Leeagainst the relentlessly sly movie maker, Charles Sammann, he said, “My movie will make you a star!” ilk.
Thank you very much Profoto for being a great partner in creating this content. It’s great to be entering the field with a camera and working with all these commercials, showing off and showing off their unique abilities. Test Website Profoto give Full interview.
Extra tk! I will be using the upcoming blogs as a series to talk about lighting and problem solving with placement. The Connect Pro rock. A great lighting system just got better.