UPDATE: I'm selling this lens!
From our Blog: dropdropstudios.com/blog/2014/7/10/el-amante-del-cigarro
Director Cassidy Bisher, Cinematographer Craig Harmer, 1st AC Quinton Rodriguez and Camera Intern Alicia Kent took at trip down to Grand River Cigar in Grand Rapids Michigan. The owners graciously let us come in and capture some footage on our Red Epic using the Red Pro 18-85mm T2.9 Zoom Lens.
We shot this short video for a lens & lighting test. We needed some footage to show the quality of this lens as an example because our zoom gets rented quite a bit. So we lit the subject properly then smoked down!
The Lighting Set Up
Pretty simple 2-light approach. Our key was a 1k open-face tungsten chimera through an additional 4x4 full silk frame. This was further brought down on a dimmer to warm up the subject a little more. The 2nd light was a 750w open-face tungsten on a c-boom with a 12"x18" silk, again also on a dimmer to warm as needed. Couple of extra flags on the 750 to get the cut a little more focused.
The practicals in the space were adjusted a lot as well to get the contrast ratio where we wanted it, then we waited a while as the sun was setting to get the light through the windows just right. The footage was mastered to 4K in resolve to give it a look that would feel a bit more intimate, with a slight bit of a slide film color approach.
Directed by Cassidy Bisher
Cinematography by Craig Harmer
1st AC Quinton Rodriguez
Camera Intern: Alicia Kent
Talent: Teddy Bodien
Location: Grand River Cigar facebook.com/GrandRiverCigar