Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Paramount 100th Anniversary Portrait

If you're a photographer who's in to lighting at all, then you have to admire this amazing portrait done by Art Streiber to celebrate Paramount Pictures 100th anniversary.  I'm totally in awe by Streiber's work in general and even more so by the logistics it took to put together a shot like this.  Click on it for a larger view.

Fstoppers has an awesome interview with Art Streiber on their website about the shoot and what it took to pull it off.   In a nutshell, there are 116 actors and actresses in this extravaganza group shot and Mr. Streiber mentions something like 57 Profoto heads were used to light this.  57.  WOW!

Also, if you'd like to see who all of the actors are, check out this post over at Vanity FairYou can scroll your mouse over the image to see the name of each individual actor or actress.  There's also a short behind the scenes video below.

So the next time you're fretting about doing a group shot, just keep in mind that at least you didn't have to photograph 116 of the biggest stars in the movie industry with umm... tens of thousands of dollars worth of gear!  Don't think my insurance would have covered that one. ;)


Ash said...

A stunning shot.

And just to be extra geeky...there are four captains of the Enterprise in the photo: Patrick Stewart (Picard), William Shatner (Kirk), Chris Pine (Kirk), and Bruce Greenwood (Pike). Plus we have Spock (Zachary Quinto), McCoy (Karl Urban), Uhura (Zoe Saldana), Scotty (Simon Pegg), Sulu (George Takei, John Cho), and Chekov (Anton Yelchin).

John said...

Ha! Too cool, thanks for pointing that out... I had to go back and find them all. :)