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Mar 26, 2008 14:43 |  #1

We did a recent shoot in the Boston area concentrating on a few different concepts all around a crime/action theme. It was a one day shoot where we covered three separate sets. We had a fairly large crew of 15, excellent models and talent, and a great location and props. Here are a few of the images we took that day for those interested. There are more behind the scenes shots and text on my blog at StephenFaust.wordpress​.com (external link) if you want more info on them.

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SWAT take down scene. It took a while to find all the props needed to make the SWAT uniforms. They are all authentic pieces with the exception of the helmets (novelty). The guns (P229 and AR15), holsters, tactical vests, badges, etc, are all real. The drugs and cash are fake (I think :) ) There is a third model behind the other two (sorry Carleen). Her arm will be removed in the final version since it doesn't make sense to keep it. We haven't done the hard post on it yet.


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This scene was probably the most fun for me. Jessica handled all the props and staged the entire scene while I was shooting the SWAT scene, while the assistants helped setup the lighting and equipment. She spent a lot of time making fake drugs, cash, blood, crime scene markers, a CSI equipment case filled with props, and so on. A ton of her work went into making it look believable. Then she asked me after the shoot, "Did I do ok. Did I help enough!". She exceeded my expectations.


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This is a shot of Lisa doing the makeup on Claxton to make him appear dead. She did a wonderful job and it was very convincing, even standing there in real life.


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This scene wasn't as well executed as I would have liked. But I think I can make it much better when I get into post. I can bring out the SWAT guys a bit more so its obvious who they are, etc. But I like the mood of the image for the most part.


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This is just a quick behind the scenes shot of Matt doing a close up of Claxton, our victim, for the behind the scenes video. Lisa is doing a quick touch up on his makeup.

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Mar 26, 2008 16:26 |  #2

Very nice series.

I was going to comment on the missing model's arm in the first photo, then I read your description. You're right that it just doesn't make much sense being there. Coincidentally I think I like the first image the best.


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Mar 26, 2008 17:14 |  #3

these are really neat! the lighting on the first one is really just perfect. i also looked at your photo blog and WOW. blown away by your work.


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Mar 26, 2008 21:01 |  #4

Refemall. I was disappointed with the series I shot with the SWAT setup at first. I felt like I didn't capture what I was after, or had in mind. There was a lot going on that needed to be watched and addressed when shooting those images, and I felt I might have missed my mark. But comments like yours and CheetaPita keep popping up when people see the images, and it's made me re-think it. I think that since I had a certain look and feel in mind, I can't see the forest through the trees. :) I should probably run them all through post anyway before I pass my own judgement. They will all have a similar 'feel' to the first image as far as color, texture, tones, etc.

Thanks both of you for the comments.


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