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Photographer
BodyIndustry
Posts: 269
Washington, District of Columbia, US


I know this is a advertisement for COCO MADEMOISELLE/Chanel.

Models and Photographers comment.

Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRV-2_Un-kk

What do you think of it. Any takeaways?

-Set design inside studio (Photographers do you do this in your studio?)
-Actor/Photographer portrayal?
-Photographer clearing the room of Team (Then what follows next is this inappropriate conduct?) smile
-What type of Ring Flash is being used?
-What type of medium format camera is being used?
-Notice Profoto Light modifiers (either as props or actual use)

Part 2 - Behind the Scenes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khqISvAWzA4

Part 3 Actual Photo Shoot - Mario Testino
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeomPQffuas

-Models any takeaways?
-Kira could not see photographer/Team for direction so she created her fantacy world during her posing for photographs.

-Models do you place your self in a scene or mood to emote during a photo shoot?  (Emote: to give expression to emotion especially usefull during photoshoots )
Dec 05 12 06:20 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Neil Snape
Posts: 9,472
Paris, Île-de-France, France


I suppose it's a Mamiya or Rollei MF.

The ring light is from what I can see an LED, it doesn't look like the Profoto RL.

I love this film I had it saved out since it came out.  Notice the bird cage in multiple locations. There is a significance there.
Dec 05 12 06:30 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
BodyIndustry
Posts: 269
Washington, District of Columbia, US


Neil Snape wrote:
I suppose it's a Mamiya or Rollei MF.

The ring light is from what I can see an LED, it doesn't look like the Profoto RL.

I love this film I had it saved out since it came out.  Notice the bird cage in multiple locations. There is a significance there.

Yea your right its a Rolleiflex Hy6. The grip handle is different than the Mamiya.

Dec 05 12 07:42 am  Link  Quote 
Model
V Laroche
Posts: 2,746
New Orleans, Louisiana, US


What is this? A commercial for... something? It's the longest commercial of all time. I don't get it.

That jumpsuit is grotesque.
Dec 05 12 10:26 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Herman Surkis
Posts: 8,780
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada


Neil Snape wrote:
I suppose it's a Mamiya or Rollei MF.

The ring light is from what I can see an LED, it doesn't look like the Profoto RL.

I love this film I had it saved out since it came out.  Notice the bird cage in multiple locations. There is a significance there.

So is that what your Paris studio looks like?

Dec 06 12 12:49 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Herman Surkis
Posts: 8,780
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada


Love one of the comments on YouTube.
"So am I the only one here for the Ducatti Supersport?"
Dec 06 12 12:51 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Miroslava Svoboda
Posts: 555
Seattle, Washington, US


I love it!

I have not invented a character for a photoshoot yet but I have thought about it a lot. The problem usually is that no one would actually let me do it. Usually you are getting feed back and directions and just too much going on around you and that's distracting.
Dec 06 12 12:59 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Garry k
Posts: 27,098
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Visually its a Treat ...Thanks for sharing

I like that scene at around the 50 sec mark where she is riding into the courtyard and the her bodysuit , the bike helmet , bike and the walls of the buildings are all in the same tan tone

my guess is that the only think unrealistic about the photoshoot is the relative age and handsomness of the photographer ...lol
Dec 06 12 01:01 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Aaron Lewis Photography
Posts: 5,083
Catskill, New York, US


V Laroche wrote:
What is this? A commercial for... something? It's the longest commercial of all time. I don't get it.

That jumpsuit is grotesque.

With all due respect, are we supposed to take this seriously?

My take away is the magic between the photographer and the talent. The ability to create that world. The emotion is amazing, the entire thing is amazing.

Dec 06 12 05:29 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
annie lomowitz
Posts: 257
WOODY CREEK, Colorado, US


+1 the actor's camera is a Hy6 ...

the photographer is using an H.

nope. never that complex a studio, though in NYC, our studio had a live-in loft -- it was just big enough to hold a dresser and bed. It was over our office + darkroom.
Very cramped. All the main space was a giant open room.

brings back fond memories -- when you awake and 2 am, and remember something else you could have done, you know you're a photographer.
Dec 06 12 11:08 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
docD
Posts: 201
Toledo, Ohio, US


Herman Surkis wrote:
Love one of the comments on YouTube.
"So am I the only one here for the Ducatti Supersport?"

Of course not - even though painting a Ducati in beige is a sacrilege. (But it works for the ad of course)

So I am here for the bike - and for James Brown too. ;-)

doc.

Dec 06 12 01:51 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Gianna Virginia
Posts: 178
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US


Its a great idea. I love the creation of characters and this silent movie type of mystery. When I do a shoot I love to create a character based on my outfit. I think you have to.

Plus I love Keira.
Dec 06 12 02:05 pm  Link  Quote 
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