Dani Divine

Out of the blue Dani Divine got in contact with me… sometimes that’s how it happens!

This was also a big test for the mobile studio, having all the equipment I could need to create images that you’d never know that they’d been shot in someone’s dining room or bathroom (true story). Loaded the car up and headed to Banbury where Dani’s friend Rukia had been able to set up an pretty decent sized area for me to set up  my equipment. 

Was lucky enough to shoot outfits from Bibian Blue and Valkyrie Corsets, the images ended up being pretty standard fayre as they’re intention was more towards marketing rather than anything more unique.

The lights I’d used was my new kit from Interfit, a combination of their Honey Badger small form factors. 2 main electrics powered and two battery powered giving me maximum flexibility.

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Twisted Pix BTS

Video is something I’ve always wanted to try, I’d studied film and TV at university but it never went any further in the past 20 years.

You have to set yourself challenges… do I have a camera that shoots 60fps at 1080p? No! 

So what do I have? i’ve got a Google Pixel 3xl that can!

I’d discussed with Bekah Davies of www.twistedpix.net/ about doing a behind the scenes video and she was more than happy for me to have a go when she had a shoot booked with her muse www.instagram.com/sarahjemimah/ at www.fromdimensionx.co.uk/studiox/.

The phone has great auto focus and stability, the only thing i couldn’t do was control exposure but you learn to work with the limitations at hand! Because this is all new my main aim was to get as much coverage as possible to be edited, I got over 10gb’s worth which is another thing to think about going forward which is why I’ve added more hard drive space and a better processor and graphics card provided by my friend and computer technician wizard Dr. Redman!

The day went well, Bekah end up doing 5 set up, one with a backdrop that’s now on loan at the studio, with some excellent final images created which you can see in the video.

Footage is only half of the battle though, editing is the other! For the past few weeks prior to the shoot I’d been scouring youtube for tutorials on Premiere Pro, I had a little experience over the years but nothing as extensive as what I was about to undertake. Luckily this research gave me a basic idea of how to construct the video, finding the right music, titles, transitions. Was all something new yet familiar as the main knowledge of editing from the past was done on SVHS with In and Out points, nothing compared to how it is now.

For my first attempt I’m extremely happy with the result, it’s not perfect and it could do with tightening in places but it’s given me a solid start and given me incentive to do more!

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