Papermate Everyone Needs a Mate
Director of Photography / Editor
A little kindness goes a long way, and it should begin at home and be encouraged in schools. So let's look out for each other, and remember that everyone needs a mate.
Branded PSA for Papermate in collaboration with Stopbullying.gov.
We had the unique opportunity of working with Natalie Spiroff for an original cover of the song "What The World Needs Now Is Love" by Jackie DeShannon.
BEHIND THE PRODUCTION
- SHOT ON -
Red Digital Cinema EPIC DRAGON 6K
Canon 70-200MM IS II
Arri M18 HMI
This was my first time shooting a script, so I learned the formal methods of script breakdown, budget & equipment orders, creating a shotlist and blocking diagrams, coordinating lighting with a gaffer, and working with the Director to capture his/her creative vision. I was able to coordinate and work in harmony with other specialized crew members to bring this video to life.
This was also my first time shooting on a RED. I fell in love immediately. The camera is so dynamic, I was so ecstatic to finally be capturing the images I wanted to see. I knew instantly that I'd be using the camera extensively in the future.
Because we were using the full length of a day to film, we had to control the amount of light coming in through the window. We ended up completely blocking the light out and using two HMIs to simulate daylight. We then used LEDs to balance out the shadows.
- EDITED ON -
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY ALEXA SPIROFF
PRODUCERS: AMANDA RASMUSSEN & AMY WILSON
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: STEVEN CRAIG SMITH
1ST AC: DANIEL FOLTZ
GAFFER: CALEB BLACKHURST
GRIP: ASHER HUSKINSON
PRODUCTION DESIGNER: ALEXA SPIROFF
ART DIRECTOR: MIKEY BREADY
SCRIPT SUPERVISOR: JULIAN LOPEZ
ASSISTANT EDITOR: OLIVIA ALDOUS
EDITORS: STEVEN CRAIG SMITH
COLOR: OLIVIA ALDOUS
LOCATIONS MANAGER: CHAZ GONZALES
CASTING DIRECTOR: CHAZ GONZALES
ORIGINAL RECORDING BY: NATALIE SPIROFF
BTS PHOTOGRAPHER: CAMRYN RUPA
PAs: MARINDA CUMMINGS, MEGAN STONELY, & WHITNEY MERRILL
SPEC PSA FOR: PAPERMATE
Special thanks to Lincoln Academy School and TMG Talent Management Group
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