When shooting interviews, it’s important to have the subject’s eye line on axis with the camera lens so that it doesn’t appear that the subject is looking over or under the camera. To accomplish this, the interviewer must be in-line or very close to the same axis line as depicted in the photo below. This can get tricky when aligning the subject in the shot with a particular background, in this case a basketball standard , (unseen in this photo), which was very high. This is why we had to raise the subject’s chair up on the apple boxes and lower the camera as well.
As a San Diego video production company, Sloan Productions owns and deploys multiple DSLR cameras to answer today’s market requests. In this picture, Director of Photography, Bob Sloan, operates one Canon 5D Mark III on a slider while an additional Canon 5D is locked off on the interview subject.
San Diego video production company Sloan Productions provides services to ESPN for Outside the Lines (OTL), for a feature story on Junior Seau. In the photo, Producer Dave Lubbers is seen holding an iPad used as a teleprompter, while DP Bob Sloan shoots with a Panasonic Varicam while sliding the camera on a Dana Dolly. Adding motion to a shot increases the production value and makes it more dynamic. HMI lighting, powered by a portable generator, was used to help light the scene.
Medical Video Shoots and Full Production Services
In the photo, Bob Sloan & Jeff Landie gather high definition footage with a Sony XDCAM HD PDW-F800 for a series of medical training videos for doctors. As an experienced complete video production company in San Diego, Sloan Productions conceives, writes, produces, shoots and edits corporate and web videos. Services for the medical market also include shooting surgeries and other medical procedures.
Sloan Productions provided all video crew and production support for the 9th consecutive year for “Titleist Performance Institute“, a 10-episode series that airs on Golf Channel in spring 2013. This year marks a departure from the legacy “Golf Fitness Academy” show, seeking to better display all the different aspects of the TPI facility and program, once again starring TPI co-founders Dr. Greg Rose and Top 100 Golf Instructor Dave Phillips. Where past years shows were all about fitness and shot in the gym, this year we took the production mobile to go all around the state-of-the-art facility, highlighting instruction on the practice tee, bunkers, rough and greens, as well as inside the newly-revamped gym. Director Bob Sloan and DP Jeff Landie helped come up with the new shoot workflow, creating efficient and nimble shooting and lighting scenarios so the show could easily move from inside to outside, while still achieving the goal of shooting all episodes in 5 shoot days. Exterior lighting consisted of large HMI instruments. Longtime Producer Jen O’Neal oversaw the shoot and the post production. Golf Channel’s Bridget Cugle coordinated, and Executive Producer Kevin Schultz oversaw creative to make sure the programs once again met and exceeded the expectations of flagship sponsor Titlest. Shot in High Definition, four Sony XDCAM HD PDW-700 camcorders were used, and a full lighting and grip crew helped transform TPI’s facility into a television studio for the show. Time lapse exterior shots of the facility were shot by Bob Sloan, to help create a new and dynamic show opening segment.
Photo Credit: Jeff Landie