STAR WARS spot – “Big Red Bow”

Here’s fun Star Wars-themed spot I shot for director and visual effects guru Bruce Branit:

The spot was produced by Through A Glass Productions for BranitFX.

The basic premise was to set up a commercial that looked like a Cialis / Viagra spot (aided by the music, and blue color correction) and then do a bate and switch to end with a Millenium Falcon. Bruce peppered lots of Star Wars easter eggs throughout for fans to catch upon repeated viewing. Here are some behind the scenes pics from the restaurant scene:

Star Wars - Big Red Bow Spot - Behind the Scenes - Jeremy Osbern - Bruce Branit - BranitFX - Branit VFX Star Wars - Big Red Bow Spot - Behind the Scenes - Jeremy Osbern - Bruce Branit - BranitFX - Branit VFX Star Wars - Big Red Bow Spot - Behind the Scenes - Jeremy Osbern - Bruce Branit - BranitFX - Branit VFX The lighting for the restaurant scene was a combination of directional book lights (2K Mighty bounced into bead board, then sent through a 4×4 of 250 diffusion) and an overhead light spotted into the table as an eye light. The background was lit with tungsten units for the background actors, well-placed Christmas lights on the architecture, and single-tubed kinos hidden underneath the plants in the deep background.

For the Christmas / Fireplace scene, I was literally backed into a corner for lighting, so I placed a showcard bounce just behind the actors heads, attached it to the fireplace, and shot a Source4 into the card to create a soft back light. The rest of the scene was a combination of a kino hidden under the Christmas tree, an LED rigged in the background, a practical bulb on a dimmer in the lamp in the background and a special for the fireplace. For the close-up shots, I actually balled up a giant string of Christmas lights and rigged them off of a C-stand, close to the actors’ faces for an eyelight.

Star Wars - Big Red Bow Spot - Behind the Scenes - Jeremy Osbern - Bruce Branit - BranitFX - Branit VFX Love the final spot! To see more of Bruce Branit’s amazing work, check out BranitFX.

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5 Responses to STAR WARS spot – “Big Red Bow”

  1. tomas thomas says:

    I really like this video and the write up is really good. Thanks for all the lighting pointers.

  2. Ron Vasquez says:

    Fantastic!

  3. Falcon says:

    I WANT ONE!

  4. tinfoilspectrum says:

    this video is everywhere today. i think this just officially went viral.

  5. Lance says:

    That’s awesome! Great j0b!

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