Monday, June 20, 2011

Children's Songs

Colin is finishing a collection of children songs and he asked me to shoot a few images of him together with his daughter Corinne. I had seen her wearing her giraffe PJ and I thought it would have made for a nice, quirky touch. We shot on a blustery day using a softlighter and an Alien Bees' Einstein head. F5.0. 20mm, 1/320th. When they started singing one of their songs...I realized Corinne is an excellent singer! The whole crew (2 assistants, two videographers, Corinne's mom, my friend Martin and his son Bruno), stopped in their tracks, only to sigh a collective 'awwww' at the end. I surely got a good image out of their performance!
It reminds me of the old movie "Paper Moon". The effect of the flash is very subtle, but that is how I wanted it.

You can see the rest of the set here, including another image of Martin and Bruno. This time the Softlighter is a lot closer and it overpowers the Sun. For an image of another man on pier shot with a Softlighter you may want to take a look at this backstage video.

Speaking of which, "Bossnotboss" was on set and filmed a few takes of the shoot. Excited to see how their video will come out!