Camera movement is one of the most exciting, time consuming, and difficult aspects of working in video. See how we light this zombie shoot.
A great lighting tool is the Ring Light or Ring Flash. The Ring Light was invented in the 1950’s as a light source to capture medical images.
We shot this image of Andy Dick for Comedy Central. It was part of a print and video campaign. It was a very simple set up. We welded a metal structure with a cross beam. Andy put on a pair of gravity boots and hung upside down. He was a little freaked out at first […]
http://theslantedlens.com/wordpress/wp-admin/post-new.php Ernie’s Whale Watching: No One Gets You Closer. I shot in these water tanks all the time. In this shot, the whale was made out of green foam and painted. The backdrop was hung and lit with 3 heads. The heads on background had diffusion and blue gels. The water was sprayed form large […]
I shot a commercial for Los Gringos Loco on the Red using one of my favorite special effects…Fire! In this back yard barbecue we see everything go up in flames.
This set was built for Disneyland. We shot Mickey Mouse surfing on the wave. It was funny because when Mickey walked out of the dressing room in his costume ready to go I suggested that they take Mickey’s head off so we could get him into place. There was panic in the room. I was […]
This lighting tutorial was shot at a Malibu beach location and the information that we learned about Octodomes lighting in our last lesson.
This image was shot for Kodak. The copy line was, “When an image hits you like a ton of bricks.” It took an elaborate setup to make it happen. The set was built with holes for the man to wiggle his arms and hands out of under the bricks. I was in a crow’s nest, […]
In this Slanted Lens lesson we are going to take an in-depth look at 8 sided soft boxes or Octodomes. Each manufacturer has its own name; Octobox, OctaBox, Octa Softbox, Octa Bank, or Octodomes.
In this video we will look at how to use natural window light as an effective light source to create portraits.