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Summer Coda_Filling in Time on Set

Canon 5C Mark II camera and Canon 24-105mm f4 L series USM lens @ 32mm. Exposure Details: 1/100 second @ f13 ISO 400.

Making movies is a difficult process, involving a range of challenges (time, weather, budget, technical, etc). But of course it is also a highly creative process that, when time allows, enables me to explore locations and have a bit of fun with other members of the crew. The resulting images become important keep sakes for all involved.

Mark Blanch is involved in Summer Coda as a production/lighting assistant. With a background as an automotive electrician, Mark has spent time working in remote locations including gas pipe laying vessels and offshore oil rigs in the oceans surrounding Australia. Mark’s passion for light and sound has resulted in a significant amount of stage work. For those who enjoy live music, look out for Mark at one of numerous venues in Melbourne, where you’ll get to appreciate his other great passion, playing the drums. Mark’s energy and skill make for a lively and engaging performance and I was suitably impressed with his little impromptu performance near the Perry Sand Dunes just out of Wentworth in far southwest New South Wales (NSW).

Canon 5D Mark II camera and Canon 24-105mm f4L series USM lens @ 65mm. Exposure Details: 1/10 second @ f4 ISO 3200

The above image features Mark in a pose somewhat reminiscent of an important historical figure. The original image was made at dusk, in a quiet street in Mildura, where the film is set. I took the opportunity to make the image while members of the crew were taking a few minutes break between scenes. It was simply a matter of asking Mark to stand up on an old brick fence to both isolate him from his surroundings and to allow me to shoot upwards. One of the other crewmembers aimed a small, hand-held LED (Light Emitting Diode) torch (flash light) at one side of Mark’s face for added color and mood.

Canon 5D Mark II camera and Canon 24-105mm f4 L series USM lens @ 28mm. Exposure Details: 1/10 second @ f4 ISO 3200.

The final image explores the same idea, but this time with a more dynamic pose and a strong color treatment.

Both images were processed in Adobe Lightroom 2.

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Glenn Guy, Blue Sky Photography

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