Starting the shoot at 1230, the logistics of the shot weren't in our favour, with us having to send Matt back home to get the rose in ice, because we were unable to find a place suitable to store the ice for the 5 hour period between lessons starting and our shoot starting. While he did so, we began setting up for the shot, changing our lighting for our initial plans so that the light reflects off the ice best. Once Matt arrived with the ice, we were able to make the final adjustments to the lighting.
|Three different cameras|
We opted to use the GoPro, Canon 5D and the Canon Legria to shoot from three different angles, so we have a choice of shots, each with different image qualities and frame rates. Matt, Harry and I took charge of a camera, while Yssy got the pleasure of smashing the ice and covering herself in water.
Ice smashing on the Canon 5D (left) and Canon Legria (Right)
I'm really happy with the look of this shot; certain unexpected elements such as the water surrounding the rose turning pink, worked well and added to the artistic feel to the shot. As the ice smashes and all of the water splashes out, it reflects the light perfectly.
Next in the shoot was the montage of back shots, in which we build up a mosaic of meaningful words on Matt's back to reflect the progression in Roza's relationship. After cleaning up all of the water and ice from the last shot, Matt got his back straight into make-up, to give us a blank canvas to work on.
|Applying make-up to Matt's back|
|Our planned collection of words to use|
We planned our a multitude of words to write onto Matt's back to reflect Roza's relationship going from the good to the bad, starting with the word "Love" and ending in "Hate".
We made sure we had a corrector pen with us, so that if any words were mis-spelt or the placing wasn't quite right, we were able to remove it and start again.
Me correcting a mistake on Matt's back
Harry writing on Matt's back