About the Video
Steve, along with his styling and assisting crew, shot this fashion editorial video in Milan, Italy. This location is about one half a mile (800 meters) from the Milano Duomo, the main cathedral. The video was shot both on a tripod and using a Steadicam. Steve had shot 2 other projects in the morning and had scheduled the model used in this project to arrive at 12:30 p.m. But she was about 2½ hours late due to the job she modeled for in the morning running long.
The plan was to shoot in the Bellagio area on Lake Como but time was not going to allow the drive to/from and still give Steve the time he needed to shoot. Fortunately Steve knew where to go in Milan to give him a wide range of locations in about 100 feet (30 meters) of each other, saving a lot of travel time.
Earlier in the day he had picked up an "Area C" ticket to allow him to drive into the center of town without a fine and then was able to "shoehorn" his car into a parking space (If you have ever had to park in Milano, you know this happens all the time.) The parking was so tight that when he opened the rear hatch, he had to push the car behind him about 1 inch back (2½ cm) to allow swinging the hatch up without scratching the paint on the other car. As soon as the car in front pulled out, Steve pulled forward to allow easy access to the rear of his van.
All of the stills and the video on this look took only 13 minutes of time to capture. This is NOT normal but lightning fast due to a great model, styling crew, a cool location and the light Steve got at and just after sunset.
The Gear for the top image:
Canon 5D MKIII cameras set from 1/50 to 1/1000 second shutter speeds and using from 100 to 1250 ISO plus a
Canon 16-35mm zoom lens and a
Canon 200mm f2 lens with
2 Sunbounce Pro reflectors
with boom sticks and grip heads using
Gitzo CF Tripods, a
Sachtler fluid head, a
SmallHD monitors and a
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