One Logo – Many Panelists

Thursday, October 04, 2007 Concept/Objective:

Assignment ConstructThe objective was to cover the client’s event, and get the sponsoring organizations’ logo into as many images as possible, since we didn’t know which image(s) would be used down the line, each needed to have it.

Pre-Production:

Arriving on site at this venue in Union Station,  there wasn’t a large client presence, just one small name tag at the bottom of the screen, and there were six panelists/speakers.  Securing a small chair near stage right (camera left) meant we could be comfortable throughout the program, and, despite a very high ceiling, we were able to get a decent bounce off the ceiling.

Assignment:

Assignment ConstructAs each speaker spoke, we photographed them, hoping for gestures. Here’s one example of how by dropping down just a few inches, we loose the client’s name from the screen.  As each guest spoke, we needed to resposition ourselves along the front, being sure not to obstruct the guests in the front row, but still capturing each speaker with the client’s name/presence.Assignment Construct

Post-Production:

We had to deliver three images from this event same day to the client, for distribution to the news media, and a CD for their files.

Final Analysis:

Panel discussions, while seemingly easy at first blush, can be a challenge. You’re waiting for each guest to speak authoritatively, as well as gesture, and blend everything together into a good photo.
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Posted by John Harrington on 10/04
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