Franken-boots and All

On set. Princeton, NJ. January 4, 2013. Photo by David Hopkins. Click to enlarge.
On set. Princeton, NJ. January 4, 2013. Photo by David Hopkins. Click to enlarge.

On set today shooting a portrait for an ongoing ad campaign. This was setup #2. The first was in the adjacent control room.

To build on yesterday’s post, this is an example of what’s so good about professional quality LED lighting. Setup #1 was in the adjacent control room. The LED lights (2 – 1x1s and 1 – Sola ENG) were useful in color balancing between the existing tungsten room lights and a wall of monitors. Being able to see the light as I worked was very helpful and working off of batteries meant no cables or power packs to get in the way in a cramped space.

Setup #2, the broadcast studio, was already rigged with ~25 daylight 1x1s. They were higher up but I could add a key light and highlight props in the background (like video cameras equipped with teleprompters) using my own 1x1s.

As to the photo above and me, the fraken-boots and that bald head, well I might be breaking into Puttin’ on the Ritz at any moment.