It was an ordinary day when I was offered to work with the BlackStar team as a backstage photographer while filming a video.
The producer of the team, Ekaterina Kanel, calls me, and in the kitchen I was already at a loss 😄 It turned out that I was recommended through friends.
Of course, I agreed to take part in the filming, shifted all the work and the next day drove off to the guys in the cottage, where the filming crew turned around.
I was accepted as an old friend of mine, and it was so easy and fun that I went off to study storyboarding.
I want to tell you about what it is like to work with a professional film crew and what details I have emphasized for myself to use in my work.
Storyboard and plot. Oooh what an interesting and at the same time difficult topic for me. This is when you sketch the shots before shooting, but they save time during filming. This is a shooting plan, where the photographer or cameraman-director prescribes everything that will be in the frame. (Photo: director Dmitry Klimov — @ dimanchik0 and Line producer: Dasha Vesna @_dashavesna_)
Preparing makeup for shooting, evening out the tone, tidying up your hair is all a huge necessity! Especially when filming a video. Photoshop is powerless here)) But it all depends on the goals of the photo shoot. If this is a creative photoset, where there is no need to do magazine retouching, then this is an extra waste of money.
All these photos that I took with this take turned out great, I really like them. Groomer @ hemingway_17 worked with us (this is a lighting professional).
How the groomer will light up the frame — and we will get it on the source
• Conclusion: High-quality source is above all!
It was 13 hours of filming, there was still filming inside the cottage, I was still full of energy…
— Будите Илью — фотографа, мы едем в лес снимать
The time is 6:00 in the morning, it is terribly cold outside, the state either wants to sleep, or just in the warmth.
Our producer also said that she saw a bear cub nearby a couple of days ago. Until we got to the place, everyone caught a cheerful person, and I, like a hardened hiker, began to make a fire for the stage, at the same time I warmed everyone up. We expose the light, use the smoke bombs for epicness and voila!
On the second day of filming, having slept for 40 minutes, we had to go to the mountains to shoot video clips. Thanks to @evolutionsochi, our entire film crew climbed to the alpine meadows without any problems, where a bombastic view of the mountain panoramas opens up.
HENSY played guitar against the backdrop of the mountains with emotions that conveyed his feelings.
- He was real there, we all saw
That’s why we got such strong shots.
Klava climbed above the mountains. She was like a bird, she flew and sang!
A creative atmosphere of incredible beauty reigned around