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MASTERSHOT FILMS PROVIDES VIDEO PRODUCTIONS WITH LIGHTING SPECIALISTS & INDUSTRY-STANDARD EQUIPMENT.
OUR FOCUS IS LIGHTING INTERVIEWS, COMMERCIALS, & BRANDED CONTENT.
BELOW ARE SOME OF OUR VIDEOS SHOWING OFF OUR LIGHTING PROCESS.
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INTERVIEW LIGHTING SETUP IN LARGE STUDIO IN NYC
Mastershot Films was hired to light an Investor Pitch Video with our PLATINUM LIGHTING PACKAGE in Manhattan last month. The DP wanted a large wall of soft directional light and an opposing large wall of negative fill to control the natural & artificial spill. We pushed our Joker1600 through a 5' Chimera Octabank and double-diffused it through an 8x8 frame. We also pushed 2 Litepanel Gemini's through a separate frame to continue the wrap for a soft falloff. We also built a 10' menace arm for a soft backlight with our Litegear Litemat 4, and used a litepanels astra 6x w/ softbox for a pronounced kicker light, giving shape to the CEO's jaw line and cheek. Finally, we utilized a Joker 800 and Litepanels Sola 6+ on rear wall (behind talent) as scratch lights, giving shape to an otherwise plain black wall. For more info about our G&E van packages, pricing, and studio rentals, please visit our website: www.MastershotFilms.com
COMMERCIAL LIGHTING SETUP AT GARY'S LOFT IN BROOKLYN
MASTERSHOT FILMS RECENTLY LIT A SERIES OF VIGNETTES FOR A PHARMACEUTICAL COMMERCIAL AT GARY’S LOFT IN BROOKLYN, NY. TAYLOR MASON, THE CINEMATOGRAPHER, ASKED US FOR DAYLIGHT-BALANCED LIGHTS SINCE WINDOWS WOULD BE SEEN IN MOST SHOTS. AFTER TALKING SHOP WITH TAYLOR, THE PRODUCTION CHOSE OUR PLATINUM G&E PACKAGE TO ENSURE WE HAD ENOUGH LIGHTING & GRIP SUPPORT TO PRE-LIGHT MULTIPLE ROOMS AND MOVE QUICKLY DURING THE SHOOT. WE SHOT IN EVERY CORNER OF THE STUDIO, USING OUR JOKER HMI’S TO MIMIC THE SUN, AND WE USED OUR LITEPANELS GEMINI’S, ASTRAS, AND LITEMATS TO LIGHT TALENT, AND MINIMIZE SHADOWS. AT ONE POINT, OUR GRIPS BUILT A BAD-ASS MENACE ARM THROUGH A WINDOW TO BACKLIGHT AN ACTRESS WHILE SHE PULLED A DISH OUT OF THE OVEN. FOR THE KITCHEN & PIANO SCENES, WE USED OUR LITEMAT 4’S AS FAKE WINDOWS TO GIVE THE IMPRESSION THAT LIGHT WAS STREAMING IN ON THIS WARM SPRING DAY. PLEASE FOLLOW US ON FB, IG, & YOUTUBE TO LEARN ABOUT VIDEO LIGHTS AND SEE HOW WE CAN HELP YOUR PRODUCTION. ALSO, VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE THE LIGHTING PACKAGES WE CAN OFFER YOUR PRODUCTIONS. CHEERS! DP: @TAYLORSCOTTMASON (USE A VIDEO CAMERA ICON NEXT TO DP) KEY GRIP: @maria_CABRA (USE A LITTLE WRENCH ICON NEXT TO KEY GRIP) BEST BOY: @22JEZU (USE A LITTLE LIGHT BULB ICON NEXT TO BEST BOY) #GAFFER #NYCGAFFER #GAFFERWITHGEAR #MASTERSHOTFILMS #COMMERCIAL #JOKER1600 #GARYSLOFT #SOFTLIGHT #INTERVIEWLIGHTING #STUDIOLIGHTING #COMMERCIALLIGHTING #ALEXAMINI #BTS #SETLIFE #CANONCINEMA #CANONLENSES #ARRI @GARYSLOFT @LITEPANELS @K5600LIGHTING @LITEGEAR @MATTHEWSGRIP @MASTERSHOTFILMS @CANON @CANONCINEMAEOS @PANASONICGH5 royalty free music by bensound.com
Suburban Home Interview
MASTERSHOT FILMS WAS RECENTLY HIRED TO SHOOT A 3-PERSON INTERVIEW IN A SUBURBAN HOME IN LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK. AFTER WALKING THROUGH THE HOUSE, THE DP DECIDED THAT THE LIVING ROOM WOULD BE THE BEST ROOM TO SHOOT IN DUE TO THE WINDOWS AND THE CLEAN LIVING-ROOM BACKDROP. WE SET UP ONE OF OUR JOKER 1600’S ON THE FRONT LAWN, PUSHING THROUGH THE WINDOWS, GIVING SOME NICE DIRECTIONAL DAYLIGHT INTO THE LIVING ROOM. JUST BEFORE WE STARTED ROLLING, LARGE PATCHY CLOUDS BEGAN TO ROLL IN OVERHEAD, GIVING AN INCONSISTENT LOOK TO THE INTERVIEW AND THE SUN WAS GOING DOWN FAST. AFTER SOME QUICK THINKING, OUR TEAM DECIDED TO BLACK OUT THE LARGE LIVING ROOM WINDOWS WITH OUR 12X12 ULTRA-BOUNCE AND USE OUR JOKER 800 HMI INSIDE THE HOUSE, IMMITTING SOFT DIRECTIONAL LIGHT COMING FROM THE WINDOW SIDE OF THE ROOM. WE SUPPLEMENTED OUR JOKER BOUNCE WITH 2 ADDITIONAL LITEPANEL ASTRAS, AND WE USED OUR SOLA 6+ TO HIGHLIGHT THE AMERICAN FLAG ARTWORK ON THE BACK WALL. FOR OUR KEY LIGHT, WE PUSHED 1 LITEPANELS GEMINI THROUGH A 4X4 DIFFUSION FRAME. THIS LARGE SOFT SOURCE IMITATED OUTSIDE DAYLIGHT FROM THE WINDOWSIDE OF THE ROOM, AND AS OUR FILL LIGHTS, WE USED 2 LITEMAT 4’S THROUGH FULL DIFFUSION ABOVE AND NEXT TO CAMERA. DESPITE THE CHANGING WEATHER AND SETTING SUN, WE MANAGED TO ACHIEVE A SOFT AND COMMERCIAL LOOK IN A MID-SIZED LIVING ROOM. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! BE SURE TO FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND IF YOU’D LIKE TO BOOK MASTERSHOT FILMS FOR YOUR UPCOMING SHOOT IN THE TRI-STATE AREA, PLEASE GIVE US A CALL AT 844-CUBETAP. SEE YOU ON SET!
Mastershot Films - NYC G&E Van Packages
Mastershot Films provides video productions in the tie-state area with G&E equipment, a gaffer, and a key grip to light their shoots. For more information on our services and to see our equipment list, visit our website: www.MasershotFilms.com See you on set! INSTAGRAM: @mastershotfilms Facebook: @Mastershot Films
INTERVIEW LIGHTING IN NYC
To stay up to date with our lighting projects and to see what we are lighting for other NYC & NJ based production companies, follow us on Social Media - @MASTERSHOTFILMS Last week, Mastershot Films was hired to light some corporate interviews at an NYC B2B tech firm. Our gaffer used a combination of day-light balanced lights to counter all of the large windows along the perimeter of the office. We also pushed our lighting units through some large silks and diffusion screens to create soft & pleasing shadows. We were able to fit all of our lighting & grip equipment onto 3 rolling carts so as to move in/out/around the office with ease and rapidity. For more information on our services, equipment lists, and booking inquiries, please visit our website: www.MastershotFilms.com Thanks for watching and we hope to work with you soon.