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Papermate Everyone Needs a Mate

MY ROLE

Director of Photography Editor

SUMMARY

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 -

CREDITS

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

www.papermate.com

Special thanks to Lincoln Academy School and TMG Talent Management Group

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