Posted 12 May 2007 - 11:09 AM
The first picture is of Violette sitting at the table doing homework. My gaffer, Ephraim Smith and I, hit her from the side with a hard 750w Source Four shooting through a glass door. Her key inside the room can be seen in the next photo. It is a 650w bounced off of a 4x4 foam core with the floppy to keep it off the walls. The walls proved to be very challanging. The wall paper that was applied for the show ended up having several wrinkles throughout so we had to keep it off of the walls to hide them. This ended up taking more time to light and limiting our creativity - another instance that re-iterated the importance of great production design.
The dinner scene was lit with a 1000w Jem Ball light draped with duvatine to keep it off the walls. Violette's backlight was a small mini mole with some opal and dimmed down around 50 percent. We had a T.V. light gag which I used a 650w Arri tungsten unit with 1/2 CTB and dimmed up so that the max was 1 stop over and min. was 3 stop under.
It was great having such a nice camera. A big thanks to Ric at Panavision for helping us out. We had a technical issue with the first body we were using so I took it back to Panavision and they gave us another body for another week of production - no questions asked. I have been very impressed with their professionalism and willingness to help our project be a success.
This was the last film I shot as a undergraduate at Brigham Young University. It was a pretty great film school, I was lucky enough to shoot a lot of film. In all I ended up shooting 8 short films,4 spec ads, and 4 music videos. Five of those projects were on S16mm, four projects on 35mm, and five on HD.
I am headed to Germany on Sunday, May 13 to shoot a doc for a week on the HVX with the M2 adapter. Should be a lot of fun. I will post more about that trip.
P.S. If anybody can tell me how to get the darn file size down to a minimum w/out making the picture look awful I woul appreciate it. These files were originaly 2.4 MB so I had to resize them and down res them to approx. 20 KB each and now they look awful. I have noticed others have posted photos that look great and I am wondering how you keep them looking so great with such little information.
Posted 12 May 2007 - 01:06 PM
I have noticed others have posted photos that look great and I am wondering how you keep them looking so great with such little information.
Upload to webspace and then link to them.
Well done on the Panavision Grant.
Posted 12 May 2007 - 04:38 PM
Posted 12 May 2007 - 08:39 PM
But, I am anxious to see the film b/c this is the first Fuji project I've shot. Like I said, I also shot some 5293, so I am excited to compare stocks.
Posted 14 May 2007 - 06:46 PM
Posted 21 May 2007 - 01:37 AM
Posted 21 May 2007 - 01:51 AM
To get the photos for the web use photoshop, open your file then resize it to anything under 800 pixels. Then FILE>SAVE FOR WEB, there you can choose your level of compression with a live view, and the estimated file size. Then upload to your server or photobucket whatever!
By the way,.. is the girl playing Violet real name Lauren? She looks familiar, if so she's an awesome little actress.
Hope to see how it turns out!
Have fun in Germany.
Posted 24 May 2007 - 04:22 PM
Yeah, her name is Lauren... She was great to work with, even when I hit her in the head with a 4x4 frame of diffusion (sorry Lauren!!)
Thanks for the info about the web photos.
I would love to get your contact info if you want to help out sometime. Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Look forward to working with you.