It’s not necessarily my favorite version of that photo - as you can see, Trent (left) is shadowed by the frame and his hat, and the expressions on the boys aren’t quite concrete and cohesive. You can tell this shot is a setup, rather than fluidly moving through a scene.
Oh well. It’s a credit!
This wasn’t a typical shoot for me - usually, I attend the final dress rehearsal and shoot the entire time. This time, however, I attended the dress on Tuesday, where we selected a few key scenes. Then last night, we did a few set-ups, ran some lines from said key scenes, and that was that. It was a little refreshing to change it up like that.
These guys are hilarious. The three of them easily shift between 16 characters, cracking puns all along. I had worked with Remo for the preview photos, so I knew he was expressive, but the other two really help round out the show.
The Hound of the Baskervilles started tonight at Central Square Theater, and plays through August 22.
The game is afoot!
Sorry, folks, I’m behind on life in general, but I’ll get caught up soon!
Last Thursday, I took some preview photos for The Hound of the Baskervilles playing Central Square Theater this summer. Now, I don’t know much about the show - other than it’s not your average Sherlock Holmes mystery. It’s a farce, with three actors playing more than a dozen roles, and it’s supposed to be rollickingly funny. I worked with Remo Airaldi, who had a blast, playing with the iconic Holmes props.
The hardest part of this shoot - other than the studio lighting, which is always a challenge - was keeping the right balance of magnified eyeball and normal sized face, all with keeping myself out of the reflection of the magnifying glass. But Remo was quite fun to work with - and I look forward to meeting the other guys at the photo call!