In a new video for Fordham Law School, the faculty and an alumnus explore the opportunities and risks presented by artificial intelligence.
The interviews for the project were filmed in a mock trial room as a one-camera setup and captured in 4K to allow for reframing and punching-in in post.
The camera was a C300 Mark II with a Canon CN-E 18-80mm T4.4 Compact-Servo Zoom. It was filmed in Clog-3 at 23.98 fps with a 180 deg. shutter, f/4, and ~50mm focal length. Light was via my usual suspects: four Litepanels Astra 6x lights and two Litepanels Sola 4 Fresnel lights. Modifiers used ranged from two Litepanels/DoP Choice Softbox Big’s for key and fill (both with a Magic Diffuser and one with an egg crate), two of the regular sized Litepanels/DoP Choice softboxes (17″x17″; each with a Magic Diffuser and one with an egg crate), along with barn doors and some CTO on the fresnels. RoadRags II diffusion or scrim was used, as needed, to customize the light on some subjects.
Thanks to Fordham Law School, Daniel Phakos, and Makeup Artist, Jessica Romano.
This same room and a similar setup was used for my two-part blog post, Why Light? Video Interview Lighting Setup, and Why Light? Part 2 – The Interview. I encourage you to take a look if you are curious as to the approach and thought process behind the lighting choices.