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Big Lights Under the Big-Top: BTS Video of Complex Trapeze Shoot


This behind the scenes video takes a look at a unique advertisement shoot by photographer Tim Tadder. The shoot takes place in a circus big-top and in the video Tadder demonstrates how to handle an incredibly complex shoot that involves a handful of trapeze artists and 15 various lights mounted 42 feet in the air.

The three-and-a-half minute video shows off the intricate setup of lights and the amount of strength and patience it takes on behalf of both the photographer and trapeze artists to piece such a high-flying shoot together. As far as gear, Tadder looks to be using a Phase One medium format camera with a medium telephoto lens, Paul C. Buff lighting, Apple computers, and Wacom tablets.

Personally, I’d like to see a more in-depth look as to how this shoot came together, because it is certainly not your average setup, but for now all we get is this short teaser. Give it a watch and be prepared to Google your local trapeze artist afterwards… you’re gonna wanna schedule a shoot.

(via Imaging Resource)