We met Jese back at film school and knew he was involved in boxing and MMA-style fighting, but never knew the deeper story. We thought it might be cool to make a mini documentary about him to learn what it’s like to step into the ring. We contacted our friends at RockBox Fitness in Charlotte, and they were generous enough to let us film all day in their space.
We set up our Aputure LS1 light panel during the interview with Jese, but otherwise we relied entirely on the existing red and blue lighting inside the gym. We shot in 4K on the Sony a7SII using our Rokinon 35mm, 50mm and 85mm lenses, and captured the audio with our Zoom F4 and the Sennheiser MKH-50 shotgun microphone.
Music by MusicBed
Camera: Sony Alpha a7SII
Glass: Rokinon 35m, 50mm, 85mm, t/1.5
Monitor: SmallHD 502
Resolution: 24fps at 4K
Edited in Premiere Pro