There are three sets on stage at the moment in the Angus Bowmer Theatre here in Ashland at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
Music: Getaway by Jason Bradley Livesay
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is a repertory theatre company in Ashland Oregon.
They change the sets every day with a dedicated crew who manage to strike and put up another set in just a few hours. I asked to film the set change on my day off here and put together this two camera time lapse.
It’s really an amazing feat that involves changing even the floors and using elevators below the stage to store the risers.
The changeover is from Measure for Measure designed by Clint Ramos to the first act of To Kill a Mockingbird designed by David Gallo.
Nikon D3S with Zeiss 21mm and Canon 7D with Nikon 24-70 zoom.
Last year when I was in St. Petersburg Florida, Philip Bloom,
one of my teachers, was making a time lapse from his
apartment window. Some of them are 2 days long.
There was an amazing electrical storm that week.
He travels a lot and shoots time lapses from all his
hotel windows. This is one year of traveling.
Several years ago I photographed Ainslie Cyopik dancing for Ballet BC. She’s moved on to manufacturing dance wear for major dance companies across the country. Her company is called Ainsliewear. At the end of a catalogue shoot for her new line of clothes where we shot the front and back of each garment I suggested we try shooting a short video clip. I directed our dancer/model Shandi to gracefully transition in movement from the back to the front. This becomes a moving version of how we could show the garment matching the still photographs. I feel there will be a greater need for still photographers to provide video content to clients. Time to see what else you can do with your Canon cameras that have all that built in.It’s the year of FUSION with stills and film making. On a technical note, I use the modeling lights from my strobes so there was no relighting needed. I shot wide open on my 7D at 60P to capture slow motion.