Luxury Oceanfront Lifestyle Production - Sony a7Siii high dynamic range
Today I'm sharing a recent project where we needed to tell another story of how a property lives. The project itself was pretty large for the small size of our media company, but a great intro to bigger budget productions and we now have a scope of moving forward with marketing such work.
Aside from al of that, I was so happy to put these little a7Siii bodies to the real-world test of exposing for skin tones, but retaining max dynamic range, via log recording (Slog3.cine). Only one scene (opening living room door wall) required a bit of gentle fill. Everything else was shot under natural / available ambient lighting.
Post production notes -
Everything was worked in Final Cut Pro, from color to sound design. Because the first part of our day was quite overcast and drab, I had to push the color contrast a bit more than I had before, helping to make the scenes feel a little more like soft morning tropical, and less like PNW noon in February.
Added VFX: Sun glow & flare in 1st aerial scene (to match natural flare in 2nd aerial scene, as well as warm up the scene), steam in coffee (the stove couldn't actually boil that pot, because it's a fancy system requiring it's own special cookware. So we used cold tap water with a plan for post-addition of steam)
I wanted to add a unicorn or a narwhal but the client wouldn't have it, sorry guys.
Ok, here's the link. Best heard with decent sound.
Enjoy & Mahalo for viewing!