Its time for another behind the scene article! Today it will be Tatsumaki from the series One Punch Man!
Tatsumaki is pretty much a haughty girl with the ability to manipulate objects via psychic. Shes perpetually floating in the series due to her powers and will not hesitate to rain terror on her opponents!
The key points of this shoot:
- 4 lights were used with 2 for lighting up the alley
- A portable smoke machine was used to create airflow like effects
- The floating was done via a chair and some muscle training by the subject
- The floating parts of her skirt was done using fishing lines and holding them
The Light Setup:
A total of 4 lights are used in 3groups:
2 lights consisting of 1 speed light and a B1 with a zoom reflector gelled with blue to light up the alley. The B1 was facing towards the camera to give a glow to the subject and light up the alley/smoke.
1 B2 on boom stand using OCF Octa Softbox+grid with green gell for the highlights and some green in the smoke. Grid is to ensure the green light is just over her as that is her signature color effect when using abilities.
1 B2 with a OCF 2’x3′ Softbox+grid to light the subject and prevent spilling of the light. The grid also minimizes reflected light form the boom green light.
The subject sits on a chair. The various parts of her skirt are pinned and then held with fishing lines which are easy to remove in post. On ready for the shot, the subject will curl up on the chair and a shot will be taken.
This is followed up by the removal of the chair in post processing and some of the fishing line in the frame. Then some touch up with the smoke to give a denser fill.
The shot is done at high ISO. Some may ask why were higher ISO used when the whole scenery is litted by flash. The answer is simply cause the flash did not have enough power to light up the scene to the lighting I desire. As such the ISO is lifted to the extend that the background is barely visible then the lights will go in. High ISO also facilitate multi-shots done in certain part of the shoot where you desire to capture a relatively fast moment.
Thanks for reading my behind the scenes! Will write more the next time I have something interesting! Do remember to visit ZerartulPeaktures for more photos!
- Nikon Df with 20/28/50mm lense
- 1 Profoto B1
- 1 Profoto B2 with 2 Heads
- 1 Yong Nuo 560 Mk4 Speedlight
- Lee Filter gells
- 1 Jinbei m1 Boom Stand
- 1 Antari M1 Mobile Fogger