Our first set up was for the silhouette performance shots, in which Yssy and myself had to try and match our actions without being able to see one another; eventually we got an idea of where the other person would be standing and what they would be doing at each point in the song, but it did take a large number of takes before this happened.
Messing up positioning (Turn on Captions)
Setting up the lighting for this shot did take us a while, not being helped by the fact that the retractable seats in the studio had been left out, which required us to wait for the site team to remove before we were able to properly get a look at how everything appeared on camera.
Even with the various delays and frustrations with this shot, I am really happy with the way in which these shots ended out; even managing to get some footage of Yssy walking into and out of the shadows, which looked absolutely amazing.
Due to all of us having lessons throughout the day, once we had got the footage, 2 of our team had to leave for lessons; meaning that it was left to Harry and I to take down the white back drop and prepare the projector for the fire performance shots. Yssy and Matt returned at 1425 and set off to prepare make-up, costume and finalise the set, whilst Harry and I went to lessons; all of us agreeing to be back in the studio, ready and set to go by 1550.
It hit 1550 and we were all up for getting on with our shots. Yssy had a good understanding of the meaning behind this set up and as such, took to performing with the fire projection in the background instantly. These shots are much more lively than the other performance shots, allowing Yssy to be much more physical and encouraging her to move around the set much more.
|Yssy moving around set|
|Image from footage captured with very dull colours and out |
We decided as a group, that it was best to re-shoot this footage; this time using the Canon 5D, which gives us a better depth of field and allows us to control more aspects of the images.
Unfortunately, by the time we had finished the fire performance shots, it was so close to the end of our shoot. This meant that we were unable to complete all of the shots we had planned for this shoot, meaning we had to reschedule them for another occasion. We were fine with this, as we had been quite ambitious with the shoot, without really understanding the practicalities of a shoot. A real learning curve for me in particular as i make adjustments to our current and future shootboards.