kyle cassidy (kylecassidy) wrote,
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The Real Inspector Hound

So I'm just back from doing photos for Curio Theater's upcoming production of The Real Inspector Hound which opens December 5th in Philly. It's directed by Dan Hodge, who I've never worked with before and he was really wonderful. I'm always a little anxious about how directors will take to my style of theatrical photography but Dan was great and we ended up with a great collaborative effort. Going to go celebrate and then run, but first wanted to jot down some stuff before I forget.

The first problem was getting all the cast into a frame and have them looking like they belonged. Stage manager Beth Johnson took some behind the scenes photos which make it look pretty epic.

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I used three lights, a giant 63 inch photek softliter ii to camera right, and then a small gridded softbox camera left to throw light on the card players, trillian_stars and the maid sneaking in the back, and finally a flash right next to the camera on the floor to get Liam (on the right) and CJ (Inspector Hound) on the floor. This light was fired into two sheets of large paper to soften it.

Here's the more or less final:

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I also did a series of individuals like Clue cards since the entire play is like one giant game of Clue (I think this was Aetna's idea, or maybe Gluck's).

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CJ Keller as Hound, Josh Browns as Magnus, Trillian Stars as Cynthia.
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Hope to see you at the show. It's a funny one.

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