Behind The Scenes

BTS of Video Production at The Hassmer House

Check out some of our favorite BTS pictures from our video production of the Hassmer House story.

  1. Kitchen Scenes
    We filmed the Hassmer House scenes on a day when the restaurant was closed. This gave our video production team complete control of the filming. We had two challenges to overcome. The first challenge was lighting each scene in such tight spaces. The second challenge was creating good camera angels in tight spaces. However, we have such a large array of lighting and grip that we made each setup pop with light. We chose to use our Canon C-70’s due to restricted space. The cameras were filmed with gimbal systems, tripods and hand held for the tightest spots. The cooks were so patient with our video production team and repeated movements as many times as we needed to get the perfect shots.
  2. Dining Room Scenes
    Filming in the dinning room was a dream. Natural light from the windows already provide good lighting. Dan Marque, the DP, had a great vision for how he wanted everything lite. And our Gaffers did a marvelous job of pushing light through the windows. They created the feeling of direct sunlight where it didn’t exist.  One example of this is the light against the back wall of the dining room. It feels as though this light is from the sun. Oh the wonder of film making! We were able to put the primary talent in the front table and use the rest of the dining room as depth of field. We staged talent in key positions for the camera which made everything look authentic.
  3. Bar Scenes
    It’s such a pleasure to film in spaces where things just work to create movie magic. The bar was such a space. The gorgeous wood of the bar itself, the brick wall in the back and the windows on screen right made it easy to light. Again, our DP and our gaffers decided to push light against the back wall and on the key talent to make everything look like the bar was lite by sunlight. For this scene, the camera was on a slider for opening shots and supplemented by hand held and gimbal shots. And of course kudos to the cooks and owners for providing us with such gorgeous dishes to film.

  4. Outside Lighting
    Below you can see some of the outside lighting that pushed light through the bar scene windows.
    Check out the final product!
    The Hassmer House Story