Monday, May 28, 2012

The Gig: Day One Follow-up

I have had an awesome few weeks filled with opportunity.  As I previewed last week, I was able to go to my first non-school, non-48 Hour Project filled with friends lighting shoot.

So the shoot was technically at and for school--but at and for the university, not for a grade!  UC Health has a number of really smart scientist researching a number of ideas that will one day (hopefully) help people survive and recuperate better from heart attacks.

While I was not paid (I told Zach that I wanted to help out even if there was not room in the budget to pay me), I am confident that I made a good impression with the other people on set.  Several of them told me they want to keep my contact info so they can call me about work in the future!  We'll see what happens, but I hope they call!  I had a lot of fun!

Being the smart person I am early in the morning, I left my camera at home.  So, all the pictures I have from the set are with my lovely 2.0 MP camera phone!  I know they aren't the greatest quality, but I think you will get the idea of what the lighting crew did to make the set look AWESOME!

We used a combination of 3 Dedo's with party color from
behind as well as a KinoFlo Barfly from the front to accent and
highlight the array of science equipment in the background.

Each of the researchers we interviewed had a KinoFlo Diva
as their key light.  Here, you can also see the results of the
party red/patterned Leko we used to accentuate the heart
poster behind our subject and the party yellow 300 watt
fresnel separating the background wall from the darkness.

Our DP and Gaffer lining up the next researcher in the frame
and tweaking the lights.  And might I mention that the DP
had some really awesome equipment!

Your exclusive behind the scenes look at the array of lights.
On the far left, you see a dedo with a party red color accenting
the shelf.  Next is 
the party yellow 300 watt fresnel adding a
splash of color to separate the background from darkness.  The
third light is a splash of blue on the pillar next to the heart poster.
We added it part way through the shoot to break up the red from
the leko.  Lastly, on the far right is another dedo with party green
that is accenting the bottom row of science equipment.

Thanks for taking a few minutes from your day to check in and see what I am doing.  When I find my phone again I'll update you with what we did in our Day Two of the UC Cardio shoot.  You might even get to see a mouse heart!

Until then, Have a Marvelous Monday!

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