Thursday, September 11, 2014

Flash Jump.

Import/Export is a Seattle band that put me in charge of moving their image  'past the classic shot of musicians in alley'. The band and I  shared a love for the  documentaries of the explorer ship Calypso (which features in one of their songs).  We tossed ideas back and forth over a couple of sessions  and we decided  that a key concept was to add movement to the image.  The rain laden sky would provide a sense of  `unfamiliar' and `being away'.  The main image was obtained superimposing two shots and having the musicians jump on a little portable trampoline  (got the idea from a Dior shoot). The trampolines were removed in post and then the image was colored. Shot with  a softbox to the right and a ringflash as fill. f4.0/1/125/17mm/ISO160. This is the first time I used this set up in the field!

And the dog? Si the Dog, just literally walked by the set, on a  jog with his owner. Never say never to a free prop.

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