This is a quick blog to show the latest commercial we shot at Centrestage studios in Islington. The brief showed a lot of iconic images of bands like Queen with the Bohemian Rapsody cover and also the Police album cover so the idea was to replicate these iconic poses and replicate the lighting with the American band called ‘Fun’. We used yes a RED MX (yes they’re still a good workhorse!) an Arri Alura zoom lens 18-80mm and a lot of Kino Flos and a ladder pod for some high angle shots. This shoot also wanted to use a clever post gimmick of passing around a blue frisbee as a postproduction tool to move the action around supervised by the very capable co director Jeremy Mansford.

Here are some photos of the shoot and you can get an idea of the lighting involved. Thanks to Brett, Clayton, John (2nd AC) and Andy Mac (aka the Wookey) of course…

Check out the website for Fun. here