Over the course of a week I had several people come by the studio in Chicago and simply be themselves in front of the camera. The only direction was where to stand, look into the camera and the occasional expression request. In a motion portrait you get to see the before and after of a smile...my interest was to see how expressions are born, grow, peak and change to the next. A still frame portrait is a fleeting moment in time capturing what the photographer sees, a motion portrait is in some ways more expressive of the person in front of the camera as you see what happens between the frames if you were shooting stills only.
We were able to shoot both stills with very reasonable iso/shutter/f-stop settings, as well as motion in a relatively compact space with 5 lights. This set could be easily replicated on location for any client desiring a similar esthetic for their project.
More of my work can be seen here - luningphoto.com
Camera - Canon 5DMKIII
Lenses - Canon 24-70, 50
Lighting - 3200k, 1000-300watt bulbs
Modifiers - Beauty Dish, Grid, Diffusion
Transcode/Edit - Compressor, FCP 7
Music - The Mavericks - Come Unto Me - itunes.apple.com/us/album/in-time/id602335773