Louise and I met and interviewed three of the cast and crew of the just-released (August 2013) Canadian independent short film Dead All Night, a science fiction post-apocalyptic action thriller.
L-R: Bethany McLeod - Art Direction; Christopher Giroux - Director, Writer, Producer; Kyle William - actor: The Veteran.
Dead All Night on IMDB
Louise handheld a bare Pentax AF540FGZ flash camera-left.
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
A straight-forward "studio" portrait of my niece, Sophie. Shot on location in my sister's living room (she's a champ to put up with me rearranging the whole thing).
I was also testing my latest money-saving invention: $10 IKEA background support system. Ingredients: One Hugad black curtain rod, 210-385 cm; 2x Betydlig curtain rod brackets, top-slot filed out to fit 1/4" stud on top of light stand; use with two cheap 8' light stands.
Technically, this is Paramount short lighting with reflector fill and hair light. Pentax AF540FGZ in Westcott Medium Apollo above-left, key; Pentax AF540FGZ in 30" umbrella softbox, boomed, behind-right, hair; 42" silver reflector (Westcott 5-in-1), right.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
The title also refers to the fact that it was a very unseasonable 13
degrees C with 50 km/h winds where we were shooting on a spit out in
Lake Ontario. One assistant, Sophie's friend Olivia almost sailed away
with the monopod'ed softbox. Luckily my assistants and models are
typically Canadian, made of stern stuff and we all survived the
Dancer: Sophie Cugliari
Assistants: Megan Cugliari and Olivia Bowe
AF540FGZ in fleaBay umbrella softbox, left; AF540FGZ bare & handheld, right;
Lr + Ps + Nik.