During my vacation i got to do a shoot for the company called Orbiloc. They deal in reflexes and lights for animals in particular. Small strong lights to hang on your pets collar, so people in traffic are able to see them in the dark. I have for this shoot hired my colleague Kæ9 to come along, for it’s always good to have a TLS (talking light stand) on a shoot.
Orbiloc have got funding to make a, whats called an OBS commercial. They hired a company called Fridthjof Film to make the commercial itself. My job was a bit different. I had to take stills of the scenes, and situations to be used on the website for Orbiloc.
We headed out at 17.30 and drove in my car to Roskilde. After finding the place, and saying hello to the film crew, we unpacked a lot of the gear that we brought. Two lights on stands, triggers, camera and lenses. We talked about what pictures we know we wanted to bring in, and what our options where to make them here. We had just one small problem, about the pictures that we wanted to do. The people and animals, was constantly busy with the film shoot. Not that we could not use them, but they could not move out of their places. So we had to shoot the pictures in the setting and lights that the film crew had set up. This if cause gives some problems, as well as benefits. The benefits are of cause, that everything is set up, and people are where they are supposed to be. But the disadvantage are, that the light the film makers uses are far to low for me to get a decent ISO. This of cause brings in more grain in the shot.
We decided to make some pictures of our own, and hijack the people and animals, even if there was just a 5 minutes break. (keep in mind, this is not actors. They where the real Police, Rescuers and so on, who has volunteered to participate in this OBS commercial) So we set ups two lamps and a police car up the road, where we could make some pictures of our own. These turned out great, and we had full control. I will show some pictures the minute i can. Well all along it was a great night. We finished 02.00 – 02.30 in the morning and drove back home.
It was nice to have a ordered job once again.