On the left and right are Alienbee strobes bare bulb being flagged with westcott fast flags. These are lighting up the backdrop which is one of the seamless paper backdrops that we have installed with chains and gears. The key light is the alienbee with a beauty dish and grid. On the camera is a vivitar 285 hv for fill. I am also using a 3 f-stop nd filter to keep the shutter under 1/200s for the flash sync speed.
I posted the Behind the Scenes shot to flickr and got a good question, so I thought I’d answer it here as well. The question was what I was using for the flags and how they were attached. The flags are Westcott Fast Flags and they are clamped onto the stands with Super Clamps and Knuckles. Here’s your shopping list :
The good folks at Caroling Reprographics rented the VERITAS Studio for some video work for one of their clients. The client wanted some green screen video work done to replace the background in post production. The chroma key work here was done with a velvet green backdrop.
EDIT- The finished video has gone live on youtube … check it out!
Strobist -Triggered with Pocket Wizard PLUS and PLUS II units
Alienbee B1600, 11 o’clock with a 7″ reflector at the backdrop
Alienbee B1600, 1 o’clock with a 7″ reflector at the backdrop
Alienbee B400, 7 o’clock with a 48″ octabox
Alienbee B400, 4 o’clock with a 48″ octabox
Alienbee B1600, 1 o’clock with a strip box softbox and grid
Alienbee B800, Boomed above for hair light with a strip box soft box and grid
The Veritas Studio was rented by Good Hope Baptist Church in Cary, NC today. The Church needed some video and stills for their promotional materials for the fall children’s program. Keith Johnson of Carolina RPG did the video work and Chris Florio, FlorioPics.com did the stills.
This was a good example of how the studio can be used for two things at the same time, we used the white Vinyl for the stills, and the video setup in the far end of the room. Both shoots occurred simultaneously.