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Old September 9th, 2004, 03:06 PM   #1
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Cover Girl Commercial

Was witness to a big-budget Cover Girl commercial being filmed locally, and I took note of some of the equipment used. I saw a Lowel Rifa being setup for one scene; also saw a plethora of Arrisuns blasting light through the windows from outside (it was an otherwise dark and rainy day). Some large Kino-Flo banks were also being utilized. I noticed a crane had a Sachtler camera mount. There must have been 10,000 C-stands--maybe a >slight< exaggeration. Something like sixty people were involved, including about a dozen or so models, at least two of whom were well known but I didn't catch their names.
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Old September 10th, 2004, 09:31 PM   #2
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What, you expected photos? ;D

Incidentally, the main model was Elsa Benitez.
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Old September 11th, 2004, 02:23 AM   #3
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Sigh....

Elsa is a fine specimen of life.
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Old September 11th, 2004, 12:18 PM   #4
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Does anything look better on television than a make-up commercial? With pictures that good, who needs hi def?

I would love to watch a good make-up commercial being shot. I understand they use a strobe synced with the camera for most of the close-up work. I would be surprised if they used that Rifa for a key light. Probably a fill.
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Old September 11th, 2004, 03:23 PM   #5
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They sure used alot of Kino banks! When they were recording dialogue upstairs, access was more restricted, but what light I saw inside was more of the Kino-Flo. Interestingly, they had an 18,000w Arri blasting light into the second floor window on an elevated, very securely tied stand. The light was at least fifty feet from the window, but evidently it still provided plenty of "natural light."
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