Thursday, 4 June 2009

Ricky Martin's filming requirements

One from the archives....

In case anyone's interested, these were Ricky Martin's requirements for being interviewed on camera in London for VH-1 / MTV (from March 2001):
Subject:     Ricky Martin - Production Requirements.
Importance:     High

Dear All,
Here are the lighting requirements for Ricky Martin.

 For the best lighting, use 2 4 foot 4 bank Keno-flo lights (right
and left flank) with bastard amber gel - use tungsten bulbs.  If not bastard
amber then cosmetic peach or cosmetic chocolate.  Any one of those three gels
work for him. 
Use a 1 K arri light with steel blue gel or soft frost
Use a bounce card on the floor in front of him for his chin light
and bounce a 5K tungsten light.

Very important camera feature is called selective skin detailing -
please ensure that the camera has this - plus 1/4 black promost filtration.  Shoot
straight on - no angle left or right and the camera should be slightly above eye

 In a TV studio
Use all the lighting plus a 5 or 1O K tungsten light with the same
gel and a chimera over the light (over top of the camera).
The following is considered to be special effects lighting in
addition to standard tv lighting : -
>     24 - Studio colours
>     24 - par 64's on floor bases for up lighting of the set
>     12 - floor mount footlight units.

The dressing room should have a relaxed feel with candles
and dimmed lights plus a nice  sofa and chairs and , if possible ,some drapes
or a way to make it feel more 'homely'.
There should be still mineral water , apple juice , red bulls ,
fresh fruit , tea , coffee and some french bread and cheeses.

Please can you confirm to me that the above requests can be


The above requests were not confirmed.

HD slow mo uploads

Uploaded these videos to Vimeo. It seems, however, that YouTube's HQ setting renders better than Vimeo... hmm..

They are clips from the 'savasana' portion of Abby Lentz's new "HeavyWeight Yoga" DVD. The second in the award-winning series that we're producing (!).

Acai juice

Spent the day yesterday staring at a green screen; we were making a promotional video for a client who makes healthy fruit drinks from acai, noni, goji and mangosteen juices. All very fun - background will be Brazilian scenes etc etc...