First Paid Job! Few (student) questions!
Posted 22 May 2011 - 10:54 PM
I'm an NYU film student and I'm getting my first paid gig to do creative work for a restaurant in CT with my Canon 7D. I was wondering if you had any tips/tricks/advice for shooting a restaurant piece. My plan was as follows:
Shots of food with a 50 at between a 2.8 and 4. I just got the Technicolor profile so I'm probably going to use that, although I need to figure that stuff out more.
Shots of the restaurant full of people.
Shots of wine being poured into a glass.
Does anyone have any advice in terms of lighting food? I would like to get the steam coming off hot pizzas and meals, so for that I was just going to throw a light behind it to illuminate the smoke, but other than that? This is done on a shoestring budget, FYI. I've worked on countless shoots thru NYU but, ironically, I feel confident lighting people but not food.
Does anyone have any cool websites/commercials they've done? Its a local restaurant so I'm not looking for Burger King style stuff, but more personal ads.
So yeah, that's about it! Any advice/comments/whatnot are greatly appreciated!
Posted 23 May 2011 - 01:48 AM
If you are shooting food on a grill bring a spray bottle full of lighter fluid. Gives you a nice fire effect.
For food I would shoot on a 5.6 because you do not want a that shallow depth of field.
With shooting everything look into maybe doing everything a 60fps as for commercials it looks more nature and attractive. Along with alot of dolly moves. Slider prefer for space reasons
Here is a spot I was a camera operator on
Posted 24 May 2011 - 10:18 PM
Thanks for the help! It's much appreciated. Wish me luck tomorrow!
Posted 25 May 2011 - 11:42 AM