This shot comes from one of the scenes in the middle of the video. This scene took the most takes. The script was a real tongue twister and was a sizable chunk of script to memorize. The background is absolutely stunning and is perfectly lit with only natural lighting. In fact there is only one source of artificial light in this scene, a small 60 watt light bulb hanging just above Mario’s head.
This shot is off angle from the video and is one of the early scenes in the video. The window in the background created the perfect natural light. We only used one small boom light to help create a little balance in the lighting. The shadow effect was incredible.
After several hours of shooting, you have to have a sense of humor or you will lose your mind. Daniel decided it was time to get a little “screen time” of his own. At this point we were on our feet for a total of 4 hours. You can’t blame the guy for wanting a few seconds on camera. Besides, he’s got a great smile. Sorry ladies, he’s happily married.
Elisha is marking the video for picture and audio syncing. Also, he might be warming his hands as it was much colder inside than it was outside.
Not sure what was said, but you can bet Daniel had something to do with it. Mario had messed up one of the lines and Daniel, with his quick wit, turned a frustrating mistake into a fun time. Glad Elisha was thinking quick on his feet and snapped this shot!
Sometimes, when you are on a long shoot, you just have to get a little goofy. While Elisha adjusts the settings on his camera, Mario decides to get better acquainted with camera number 2, they seem really cute together.
Getting the proper angles can be a lot harder than it looks. Using state of the art equipment can be fun, but it can also be very time consuming. Walking through the scene is so important to getting everything right. Daniel adjusts his settings in the foreground as Mario rehearses his lines in the background. Doing a walk through the scene helps eliminate mistakes while actually rolling.