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Old February 23rd, 2010, 03:20 PM   #1
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Kind of fun to be cruising the HuffPost website, and see a web video I helped shoot posted there!

Rebecca Gerendasy: Twice Baked Potatoes with Kale (VIDEO)

Rebecca produces a lot of food-based web video, focusing on local agriculture and small operations, and occasionally I'll help out with a 2nd camera for table top demonstrations. We had been to a kale farm early in the day (in a pelting Oregon rain) and shot the chef getting a kale primer from the organic farmer. That video is elsewhere in the same link.

Then we went to a friend's house to shoot in their kitchen for the cooking segment. Not at all a big kitchen, wall of windows to screen left. (Thank goodness for that thick cloud cover!) Lighting wise, there were lots of overhead cans in the ceiling, but not on dimmers, which would have made things much easier. We keyed the chef with a 400 par HMI in a Chimera box, screen left of the main camera, and had a 2nd 400 par in a Chimera as a backlight/skillet & stove fill light, tucked in by the fridge, screen right. There was virtually no room to hide a light anywhere else.

Cameras were a Sony DVCam full form shoulder size (don't know the model) and my Z1U, shooting 16 x 9 DVCam mode, with a Century wide angle lens. Rebecca's camera was the master, mine was the cutaway/cover.

Cute piece, didn't need a lot of gear, didn't have a lot of time to shoot it, but it makes a nice web instructional effort. It shows you don't necessarily need a ton of gear and a giant crew to create something fun and informative. Glad to see it getting some national exposure on the HuffPost!

(I make a rare cameo appearance at the end of the piece. Don't blink...)
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