Film | Planning | Design
SAB1.jpg

Switched at Birth

This is the last show I did on the Panavision Genesis camera, and the last digital show where there was no physical downloading on set!

  Season 1   ABC Family  Director of Photography:  Russ Alsobrook, A.S.C.  DIT/Camera Utility: John Moody

Season 1
ABC Family
Director of Photography: Russ Alsobrook, A.S.C.
DIT/Camera Utility: John Moody

 SAB camera department. The Panavision solid state hard drives we recorded to (perched on top of each camera) were a slick new addition on this shoot.

SAB camera department. The Panavision solid state hard drives we recorded to (perched on top of each camera) were a slick new addition on this shoot.

 This is the basic sketch I used to make some sense of how we could project the live camera image on different monitors and devices. Each arrow represents a video cable.

This is the basic sketch I used to make some sense of how we could project the live camera image on different monitors and devices. Each arrow represents a video cable.

CAP20110518155819.jpg
 The waveform monitor helps us to keep critical elements of each shot (eg. the actor's faces) from "blowing out" in highlight or disappearing into the shadows.  But of course, we treated it more as a "rough guide" than a religious authority. Like my musician friend once said, "The grid is only there for me to get lost in." Preeeeaaaccch!

The waveform monitor helps us to keep critical elements of each shot (eg. the actor's faces) from "blowing out" in highlight or disappearing into the shadows.

But of course, we treated it more as a "rough guide" than a religious authority. Like my musician friend once said, "The grid is only there for me to get lost in." Preeeeaaaccch!

 All episode stills © ABC Family. Photo of Camera Department © ____? (am working on this)

All episode stills © ABC Family.
Photo of Camera Department © ____? (am working on this)