Les Mills – Grit

15 Second (in Gym) Promo

We got a workout in the studio, filming extremely fit Les Mills Instructors sweating it out.  We used both 150 frames per second slow motion and 25 fps for a dramatic edit.  We also switched backgrounds between painted white cyclorama and black cyclorama.

Arri Sky panel lights were used as saturated warm colour backlights while keeping the foreground cool.

For additional visual contrast, we switched between CineAltaMk11 lenses, which give very sharp images, and vintage Nikon primes, which are softer and flare more for the different scenes.

It was exciting creating this “look” as director of photography while working alongside still photographer Mat Baker.