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The Real Inspector Hound [Nov. 21st, 2012|11:51 am]
kyle cassidy
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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.




Clickenzee to Embiggen!



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:




Clickenzee to Embiggen!



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).




Clickenzee to Embiggen!






CJ Keller as Hound, Josh Browns as Magnus, Trillian Stars as Cynthia.
You may clickenzee to embiggen!


Hope to see you at the show. It's a funny one.




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[User Picture]From: dd_b
2012-11-21 05:10 pm (UTC)
I particularly like the "Clue cards", those are great!

The group shot is clearly a lighting challenge, but it ends up looking pretty good.
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[User Picture]From: liquidmistletoe
2012-11-21 05:57 pm (UTC)
I love the final version, and the "clue cards" - what a great idea! I find these inspirational :) May I ask, what kind of lens did you use to get the final group shot?
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2012-11-21 06:50 pm (UTC)
I used a sigma 12-24mm at about 18 or 20mm. too wide and the people in the background get really really small.
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[User Picture]From: ladycelia
2012-11-21 06:38 pm (UTC)
Lovely job with a difficult set.
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