This was Samsung’s first outdoor TV, a product which boasts extreme brightness in outdoor light. So our daytime lighting needed to emulate hard beams of sunlight raking across the TV, while still being flattering for the talent. To add to the challenge, we had stormy weather passing through both days. For the night scenes, I crafted lighting setups with a separate gaffer team using continuous lighting for a more cinematic feel.
Overall the client had in mind a very particular style for lighting and talent performance, and I was really pleased we were able to get them exactly what they wanted.
The shoot wrapped with a mood of celebration and hugs all around (sigh, remember those?). Glad to have made some new Korean friends and look forward to working with this team again!