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Posted by Piotr, motionVFX Team
June 26, 2012, at 1:07 PM

After Creating Fire Effects for Commercial this is another post on the fire topic. You may think that here in the mBlog have a problem with the fire but in fact it is just another great video about. Benjamin Von Wong shows behind the scenes of his crew cooperation with the master pyrotechnician - Andrey Das:

"DAS and I had decided that we wanted to take AMAZING shots straight out of camera, without photoshop. It is too easy these days to snigger at a photo and say: “well its just photoshop” so we really wanted to push the boundaries on what was possible to create in camera… something that was REAL. What we wanted to create is simple to do on photoshop… but in camera would be a whole different ballpark. So that was the constraint and challenge we set ourselves, even though we knew it could mean that the shots would be “less perfect” … or even miss out completely."

The realization of these assumptions turned out to be the Multiple Exposure Photography. See the film what an awesome results brings this technique of photography.

On the Benjamin's blog you will find a broad report of their two shooting days in Paris. Here is a brief sample of this relation:

"Since we had decided (still) to achieve our angel of fire in camera, the first step was to do a bunch of tests:

  • What was the perfect combination of ISO/aperture/Shutterspeed to get the best wings of flame?
  • What type of fireball did we want? What settings for that fireball?
  • What sequence did we need to shoot in?
  • What power to set the flashes?

All this was done, trial and error, from 1-2 AM… in the rain… in the middle of downtown paris… 3 seconds away from a fire station."

The final result of their work in Paris:

Special gear used for the session:

  • SIRUI T-2205X with a K20x
  • Nikon D800
  • Liquid Paraffin
  • Braided Kevlar Rope
  • Umbrella


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