Another day of movie-magic: spent the day on JV’s Steadicam rig which created a nice flow and energy for every shot -had The Camwave as well- a great wireless transmitter that made viewing the image really pleasant.
Being on location today in the wake of Hurricane Sandy posed interesting challenges- the shots called for a sunny-look, and we were hoping to see into the backyard of our location. Even at a T1.8, at 800 ISO, I couldn’t get the BG to expose brightly enough- it was grey, blustery and drizzly, so the grips went to work and built a “corner-cove” made up of a 12 x 20’ and 12 x 12’ white gryfflon with silks over top. The Sparks then lit them with 3 x 4K pars and the rig allowed for a 6K par with a spot lens to create a sun-source and provided the perfect backlight we were looking for. Another 6K through an 8x 8’ diffusion emulated a sky-light source and some Vistabeams with trace paper provided some wrap and a nice eye-light for our talent indoors.
Altogether it was a sunny day inside with smooth, steadicam moves, while the real, dreary day passed by.