Dallas Crew Gets Creative with Tony Romo for NFL Network

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29 Feb Dallas Crew Gets Creative with Tony Romo for NFL Network

 

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Every time I work with our friends at the NFL Network, it’s always an awesome experience and this time was no different. We shot a sit down interview with Dallas Cowboys quarterback, Tony Romo.

This interview proved to be a creative challenge, and I loved it. Our shoot took place the day before a Dallas Cowboys home game at AT&T stadium. We were shown into the space reserved for us to set up our interview, which turned out to be the cheerleaders warm-up room.

The warm-up room was a mirrored room with hardwood floors right next to the main tunnel leading into the stadium. It was going to take some creativity to get a cool shot.

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I used the limited sections of the wall and the mirror as my backdrop and was able to light the wall section a blue color and then lit the wall that reflected in the mirror with a more silver-gray color. See where I’m going with this? I pulled out my ol’ reliable “cookie” (cucalorus) patterns and used a combination on the silver wall.

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If you’ve never used cookies, they can be created from pretty much anything. It’s essentially an object you place in front of the lights lens to cast a certain type of shadow. The cookie I went with created an abstract zig-zag/tree branch shadow, which was then blurred based off the intensity and focus of the light. The resulting background gave me blue “columns” on either side of the frame and a centered silver textured section. Not bad for shooting directly into a mirror.

 

The interview will be broken up into segments and aired over time on NFL Network. Stay tuned.