Tech Update No. 01

 

End of Hibernation; Ready for Location

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The long studio hibernation of winter is almost over, and outdoor location shoots are just around the corner.

In a previous email update I mentioned working with Miguel Jacob on a location shoot in the Napa Valley. It was one of the largest, most ambitious shoots I’ve ever been on. It included pre-lighting four different sets and constructing a 15 foot tall shooting platform with scaffolding.

Here’s an image of me inside the 22 foot, ten ton equipment truck we had on that job taken by Scott Reid.

Cheers,
Eric


Tech Tip

I use PhaseOne’s Capture One digital capture software pretty much 100% of the time I am tech-ing a shoot.

On large shoots, with clients making selects on-the-fly between shots, speeding along the image editing process is essential.

Two keyboard shortcuts I use to do just that are:

Command-B (⌘B) – Show/Hide Browser

and

Command-T (⌘T) – Show/Hide Tools

Taken together these two shortcuts can double the amount of screen real estate available for comparing multiple images in less than a second.

BEFORE ⌘B and ⌘T :
C1_Before_BT

AFTER ⌘B and ⌘T :
C1_After_BT