Who doesn't like a day at the spa? Everyone should treat themselves to a full body pampering at least once in a while. This shoot was produced for my friend Susan Mulvihill Meldrum, owner/operator of The Seaport Salon and Day Spa, located on Lynn Harbor in Lynn, Massachusetts.
When I did the site survey and checked out the interior, I knew immediately that I wanted this film to impart the tonal warmth and relaxing atmosphere of the treatment rooms. With that in mind, I needed the lighting design to be very warm - somewhere in the 2500-2800K range. My vision was to fill the rooms with as many candles as possible for ambient light and background bokeh. Then use small LED Micro Litepanels with amber gels mounted on articulating arms as fill lights where needed. These lights were perfect for DSLR shooting as they are battery operated and have dimmer control. The articulating arms allowed me to offset the direction of the soft light. However, the main interior space was flooded with giant windows, washing the room in 5600K daylight. And even closing the blinds presented problems with the daylight creeping in. So in the finished cut of this film, I had to color grade with Magic Bullet for two looks: the larger daylight space that was lit with 5600K LEDs for fill... and the warm and cozy 2800K treatment rooms that were lit with candles and LED Micro Litepanels with the amber gels. I hope I was able to make this vision come to life for Sue!
client website: theseaportsalonanddayspa.com/
our website: macomberproductions.com/
Shot on a Canon T2i, Tamron 17-55mm f2.8
and Canon 50mm f1.4 lenses
Edited on FCP