A great crew and proper pre-production made for another successful RED Camera shoot in nearby Irvine, CA. We had five executive interviews scheduled in two locations, and wanted to achieve four looks in 4 hours so pre-pro was essential.
This shoot was a great example of using the right resources to be economical, efficient and professional. A proper scout, load in and pre-light on Friday helped to make the Monday shoot go extra smooth and reminded us all about the benefits of being prepared.
Most of the shoot was directed interview style (our preference with non-professional talent), however, we used a prompter for a one scene. As an aside, our new prompter worked well and we were able to divert the usual expense of hiring an outside tech and gear towards acquiring the additional assets we needed to add another prompter to our arsenal. Also, the budget didn’t allow for makeup, but since we had high profile executive talent, Jamie stepped in an did a brilliant job with the “powder kit”.
The proof is in the pudding as they say. Here is a frame grab from our shoot.
Tip: To add production value, we added background elements to add interest. The painting in the background was suspended with fishing line off a c-stand. Gotta love good depth of field control!
What we used for the shoot: RED ONE Camera, SN#15 RIPLEY, Red Drive, Red 18-85 zoom, Kinoflo & Arri lights. Project stat: No filters, 24FPS, 4K, ISO 320