Cooke 5i beauty
Shooting a beauty commercial at Black Island studios and utilising Cooke's 5i primes for the first time. The look we were after needed the softness and gloss these lenses delivered at T1.4. Whilst perhaps not as sharp wide open as some of the fast glass out there I was impressed by their lack of distortion or fringing at these stops. Lots of the classic Cooke bokeh and great skin tone. The piece needed plenty of lens flare too which these lenses delivered.
Great working with gaffer Martin Smith again.
Aside from the truck load of Panalux fixtures, we utilised K5600's Alpha 9K for a distinctive sun-shaft.
And for beauty, the Joker 1600 through a 7ft octodome and the Joker 800 through a Litetube. Lensflares were provided by tungsten fresnels and mirrors.
Shooting everything overcranked meant that all of the camera movement was quite gentle. A Ronford slider, some floating Easyrig and a GFM mini jib arm provided for this.
Nifty focus pulling from Charlie Perera... a moving subject and camera, 100mm, T1.4, 5K !