I jumped on this project last minute as the light assistant/best boy. A very dedicated team of people have been working on it for over a year and this is round two of shooting the project.
Director: Ole Fredrik 'offe' Wannebo, DoP: Arne Vidar Stoltenberg, Gaffer: David Hortman Bøe. Pictures by me.
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Light setup was quite simple, but beautiful. Maxibrute with 1/2 CTB as moonlight and two small fresnels with 1/2 CTO, +real firelight and torches. After rigging I got a chance to take some pictures with a borrowed camera. I included my favorites below. Details about the lighting are further down.
How the lighting was done
Moonlight from a maxibrute on top of the hill not too far away. Magic arms with mafer clamps to secure the gel frame to the light. 1/4 diffusion + 1/2 CTB. Widn't use all the power because it was supposed to look realistic, and the firelight would be dominating in that case. We didn't use a HMI because this light let us split the power draw over 3 wall sockets.
Typical use of the 300w fresnel to boost the lighting from the practicals. 1/2 CTO, sometimes 1/2 ND (our dimmer broke).
650w fresnel dimmed down with 1/2 CTO to boost the firelight. Spotted to soften it a bit.
Other than that I would sometimes lay on the ground with torch in hand to boost the light wherever needed.
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I got chosen to participate in an Erasmus+ backed project on Svalbard, Norway. Together with youth from Norway, the UK and Turkey we made a 4 minute documentary about climate change. It was challenging because most of the participants didn't have much filmmaking experience. Luckily for us, documentarist Eirik Meyer Amundsen joined the project halfway in, mentoring us towards a film with real impact. It still needs some editing, grading and sound mixing, but here are some raw screengrabs!
Shot only using natural light on a bunch of DSLRs. Cinematography by me, with some help from Matt Bulkley (young lad with the beard) and Eirik Meyer. I got to be in front of the camera too, which was awkward at first but I quickly got used to it.
The 2nd film I shot at school, "Far" is now available for free on Vimeo. Shot in one day using mostly natural light on a Panasonic AG AF-100 except for the barn door part. I was also grip on this film, setting up improvised PVC-pipe-rails for an old skater-dolly found behind the curtains in the school's studio. I had two assistants help me with this while I was filming. This film was shown at the 2016 Amandus film festival and Odense International Film Festival.
2 week ago I did some voulenteer work as camera operator for Extreme Sports Week. I was also in charge of the GoPro footage for the "Today's Video" production crew. One of the days I got to try a DJI Ronin. Below is some footage I shot that day. The camera is a Canon DSLR, don't remember which as I borrowed it.
Last year I shot a 3 minute film that i hope we can get to festivals. Currently we are having some trouble with music licensing. Hopefully it's sorted out soon. Here are some post-grade stills! Note that there is a white filter added to combat the high contrast of the school projector.
90 sec round 1: Documentary
Hoping to send this to some festivals. Shot in 3 hours at the Hedhehog Lady's house.
Behind the scenes 90 sec crew 1B
I had a lot of fun editing this.
90 sec round 2: Camera
Shot in 4 hours. I think this turned out pretty good considering the limited nature of the location and story. I didn't do the lighting for this film.
I'm a freelance gaffer. I also do basic grip work.