When I feel uninspired I'll shoot a theme from the past. It's been almost two years since I've shot a White Sheets Session and decided I needed to add to the Series. I photographed Brittney at Pismo Beach in May of 2013 and hadn't had an opportunity to work with her since that time. Reluctantly she agreed to work with me on adding to my White Sheets Session, I also let her know I would shoot some video.
The lighting for the session was nothing new, a strobe placed behind a white muslin at Full Power, a Beauty Dish for key and another strobe bounced off the garage door for fill. The above diagram shows the setup.
Once we were done shooting with the dSLR, I turned all the strobes to full power, moved them around to get a decent lighting ratio. I mounted my Olympus PEN e-PL1 to a DIY Slider. It took only two takes to get the footage I wanted. Brittney did an excellent job taking direction and it shows.
What Did I Learn:
- Shooting video requires different skills and planning as opposed to still images. I'd elaborate, but that would put everyone to sleep. Suffice it to say, I will shoot more video in the future. Actually it will be Super 8 film and not video.
Stay Tuned, I'm actually working on a script and a 3:00 minute film.
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