So – today was an exciting day! I had my first official day on the job as an assistant camera woman on a shoot! Adam’s company, Bodega got hired to shoot and produce a video tribute to the President of Food Network – Brooke Johnson in honor of her being named “Woman of the Year” by WICT (Women in Cable Television). For the video – we are interviewing several top executives from Scripps Networks as well as several on-air chefs & TV personalities from Food Network. I’ve been studying up on my camera, which happens to shoot amazing quality video in addition to gorgeous photographs (god i love this camera). Yesterday I went to Adorama to pick up some rental equipment and I got to try out some fabulous camera lenses. I used a lens today that costs $2500 to buy!! – I’m in heaven. 🙂 One of my favorite lenses I tried is this 100mm Canon L Series Macro lens. It lets you shoot objects really close-up, which I love to do. Here is an example of me playing with that lens in the store… I love how it captures texture in such incredible detail. I will have a field day with this baby some day – it’s now topping my wish list for lenses I hope to own.
Meanwhile, the shoot today went fantastic! I really enjoyed myself and I can’t wait for the fun to continue tomorrow. At eight a.m. tomorrow morning, we are heading out to Bobby Flay’s house in the Hamptons to do his interview!! What a trip! So – good things all around. On another note, I’m also starting to get some head shot appointments – and now that I know how easy and reasonable it is to rent a lens… I’m totally going to rent some better equipment so I can knock these head shots out of the park!
Oh yeah… and the little blue muppet is not officially part of the interview. He was just sitting in so I could practice with my equipment and camera settings. But isn’t he cute?