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Texas DP Has A SUPER Time Shooting All 51 Super Bowl Rings

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My week leading up to the Super Bowl started off on a very cool note.  I had the distinct honor of shooting all fifty-one Super Bowl rings for the NFL Network.  My producer had been working on a bunch of features surrounding various stories about Super Bowl rings.  With all the interviews in the can, he just needed pretty B-roll of all the  Super Bowl rings and various close-ups and extreme close-up shots of rings.

I was booked with the Sony F55 and shot S-Log3 in 2K.  We rented a ton of Canon macro lenses and a Dana Dolly.  We used the Dana Dolly for the main shot.  The main shot involved the camera floating past all fifty rings and landing on the Super Bowl fifty-one ring which was a “mock-up” the producer had made exclusively for this shoot.  The Dana Dolly was crucial for this shot as it allowed us to mount the camera underneath the dolly.

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Once we completed the Dana Dolly shots we moved on to a variety of close-ups.  This is where we were able to utilize all the cool macro lenses I rented.  I used the 100mm, 180mm, and 65mm to capture a bunch of macro shots.  It was really fun to be using different lenses.  It was a great learning experience as I don’t generally do a lot of macro photography type shoots.

The coolest setup, aside from the Dana Dolly shot, was when we shot the Super Bowl fifty-one ring with the Patriots’ and Falcons’ football helmets in the background.  Those shots turned out really well.  We even did a variation where we “wagged” the key light in and out.  This essentially caused a “light-house” effect in which the ring gets revealed.

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We had a late call time so we didn’t wrap until about 2 am.  The late night was totally worth it.  The next day I picked up an additional day for the NFL Network.  I traveled to different sets in Houston and shot behind the scenes B-roll of the sets being constructed.  That turned out to be only a half day.  After wrapping with the NFL Network it was time to prepare for a week with Nickelodeon.