Jason Kraynek | 224.612.1584 | jacenk@gmail.com

The Fool | You Lost Me

28 Feb 2016 | Categories: Camera Operator, Colorist, Director of Photography, Gaffer, Harsh Lighting, Jib Operator, Music Video, Storyboard Artist, Work, Writer | Posted by: jacenk


jason kraynek, red dragon, music video

Short
Crew | Cast

, Camera, , , Story
/ – Concept, /the Fool, Choreographer, Story, Producer
, , Story, Producer
– Actor, Singer, Story
CHRISTOPHER SATO – Producer, Camera
– AC,
– PA
– Actor/Showgirl
– Actor/Ringmaster
BRAD FRENCH – Actor/Masked Juggler
ANGHELL + RAY GUNN – Actor/Pole Duo
GAEA LADY – Actor/Veil
– Actor/Ladies Auxiliary Circus
– Actor/Ladies Auxiliary Circus Club
– Actor/Ladies Auxiliary Circus Club
– Actor/Ladies Auxiliary Circus Club
– Actor/Ladies Auxiliary Circus Club
SIREN – Actor/Ladies Auxiliary Circus Club
– Actor/Ladies Auxiliary Circus Club
LAURA SCHOFIELD – Actor/Ladies Auxiliary Circus Club

RONNIE KULLER – Accordion, Piano
JAMIE WAGNER – Upright Bass
LARRY BEERS – Drums & Percussion
BRIAN WILKIE – Acoustic Lead and Rhythm Guitars
CHRISTINA AGUILERA, SIA FURLER, SAMUEL DIXON – Original song written by

Gear |

CAMERAS, , Sony A7s
LENSES, Canon L , Rokinon
RIG, , , DJI Ronin, , , Vario 5, RED
MONITORS/DP6
LIGHTS, F&V, , Light Storm 120t, Photo Bulbs

A music video based off the concept piece “the Fool” by Lindsey Marks aka Lady Jack.

CURRENTLY IN PRODUCTION

DAY 1
Shooting in the large performance space of the Chopin in Chicago, we got the dance performance numbers complete. My is being looked at in LA so we shot on the C100 w Ninja PRORES HQ on the DJI Ronin along with the Sony A7s on the Movi for .

Lindsey Marks / Lady Jack

Lindsey Marks / Lady Jack

Megan Hartman, Joseph Cr Vourteque

Megan Hartman, Joseph Cr Vourteque

jason kraynek, director of photography

Day 1 – Lindsey Marks and Joseph Cr Vourteque

DAY 2
We went down to and rented to shoot the segments. Had to recreate the look and style from Day 1 at the (surprisingly successful in that aspect) and make sure that we could match shots. By the time we shot Day 2 I had my RED Dragon back and we could start to use it for this project, amazed as always with how much different it looks next to cameras and shots that “looked really good” before- yet when placed in comparision you really see what the RED has to offer (and its in the details, color, and just overall clarity to start).

Got to out the older version of the Easyrig as well (thinking about buying the new soon) and it had its uses for sure. I feel there were a few things i got wrong with the rental though as the arm was meant for shoulder use and i was trying to use it for “low out front shots” use- so it was a fight the whole day against the system. Slow motion stuff (which was a good portion of this day) looks fine, but 24p stuff that was meant to sync along with the song looks really shaky and will have to be used in a way of “lets find a few secs of none shake” editing.

Overall day 2 turned out really well and my biggest take aways were once again= “smoke! everything is better with smoke! lights, camera, everything.” and “maybe i can do this whole Director of thing….” (which is a constant uphill for me, but when i can look back at the footage i feel its something i’m somehow good at).

jason kraynek, red dragon, music video

Day 2 – Anghell

jason kraynek, red dragon, music video

Day 2 – Lindsey Marks

jason kraynek, red dragon, music video

Day 2 – Stephanie Marie Schultz

DAY 3
Back at the Chopin Theater, only this time in the , we set up a entire tent within a small area then i lit the hell out of it. Prior though, we needed a shadow scene with 2 of the characters in slow motion (done by using a simple white bedsheet, 2 stands, some clips, and a 1K Arri backlight).

Tent setup was done with fabrics and blackout curtains for . Lights included arri, blind spot gear scorpions, white bedsheet w 1k for front light, 2 F&V 1×1 lightpanels, 1 Arri 650, and a bounce card. Gear and movement was done with the Cinevate Atlas jib.

jason kraynek, red dragon, music video

Day 3 – Megan Hartmann and Joseph Cr Vourteque

jason kraynek, red dragon, music video

Day 3 – Lindsey Marks

DAY 4
This day consisted of shooting in the upstairs attic of Yokai Films. We spent a day doing a general fabric/lighting/set and then the following night shooting. Since we movement we used the “Dear lord help me, why is this so heavy” Ronin and a 50mm photo prime (not the best lens i found out after reviewing the dailies on this- it was for a “dream scene” ish so hopefully that works to its favor, but that lens will not be used again with the RED.) (side note: it was Philip Blooms lens that i bought from him online, no bad feelings towards him though as maybe its a good lens for photo- but its not a 6k HD lens).

Shooting went into the wee hours of the morning but we managed to get everything done with a crew of 3 and cast of 2. So, thats impressive overall everytime. Footage came out pretty amazing considering we made a attic actually look like a tent from every shot, kudos us.

jason kraynek, lindsey marks, red dragon, music video

Day 4 – Lindsey Marks and Joseph Cr Vourteque

jason kraynek, lindsey marks, red dragon, music video

Day 4 -Lindsey Marks

jason kraynek, lindsey marks, red dragon, music video

Day 4 – Lindsey Marks and Joseph Cr Vourteque

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