Spent the day in Napa Valley shooting Behind-The-Scenes photography for an upcoming television show airing on ABC – Sunday November 25th, 2018 @ 1PM PT / 4PM ET.
It’s a television special with previous Bravo Top Chef Contestants getting together during the Holidays to share with you their cultures and family food traditions.
Chef’s: Sheldon Simeon, Tu David Phu, Melissa King, and Kwame Onwuachi @ Hoopes Vineyard, Napa Valley, CA
Couple of Sony FS7 Rig’s were used to capture everything
Gaffer/Jib Operator Drew Eckmann from Jon Fontana Grip & Lighting did a great job with lighting, and Prop Stylist Suzie Holmstrom did an awesome job decorating the sets
DP Dan Lowrey and B Camera Operator Alex Weisman
DP Dan capturing slo-mo food porn of Melissa’s potstickers
DP Dan getting some macro shots of Kwame prepping
B Camera Operator Alex with Erik Lehmer on Audio capturing Tu David prepping
Sheldon plating his stir-fry noodle dish
Sheldon adding the finishing touches to his fish dish with hot peanut oil
Everyone wanted a piece of Kwame’s roasted goat – just out of the oven
Producers Molly Shanks & Kyle Goldhoff
The stories they shared were priceless…__________________
My job was secondary in the overall project. I had to be a ninja, and at times could not shoot because the sound recording equipment was picking up the camera shutter sound. The lighting crew did a great job with placement and color balancing of all the light sources. The Canon 5DS Mark 4 High ISO sensor let me handhold the camera in the low video lighting set-ups. At times I pushed the ISO to 10,000 – where the images were very clean, any sign of noise was easily removed in post processing.
Camera: Canon 5D Mark 4
Lighting: Available Light