Whew, been a busy year so far and I've had fun shooting a bunch of things. First and foremost is that we wrapped principal photography on the documentary about human trafficking that I started last year. I returned to Florida to finish the shoot and I think we got some compelling stuff. There may be a pickup day or two coming up, but I'm proud to have finished my first feature length documentary. It was an interesting change from the narrative features I normally shoot and I learned some great stuff along the way.
As with last time on this documentary, we shot Epic-W at a 2:1 aspect ratio on Sigma Art zoom lenses. The sit-down interviews (not pictured here) utilized a Kino Select 30 and a couple 1x1 bi-color LED panels. We had a lot more walk and talk this time around, so I had an Easy Rig Vario 5 to help with the camera weight.
|It may look peaceful, but there's danger lurking in the depths.|
|Interview on the beach|
|Some tilt shift fun with my Lensbaby Composer 50mm.|
Recently, I shot another music video with long-time collaborator Emii. This was a no-budget lyric video, so we mostly used what we had available. Shot on the Epic-W and Sigma Art zooms, and lit primarily with some China balls wrapped in bleached muslin and on dimmers. I had just watched Dennis Villenueve's Enemy
the night before and they really embrace the super warm yellow lighting at times, so I thought I'd give that look a try as well.
|This wood wall treatment adds great texture and mixes well with the warmer color palette I was going for.|
|Gotta love out of focus backgrounds. For this room, I went with a little more neutrally balanced whites.|
|Tried to channel a little bit of my inner Wes Anderson for this shot.|
I have a couple other projects I'd like to share, but I'm waiting to get some footage and approval to share, so those will have to wait until another time.
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