One of the challenges with the Internet is the shear amount of incredible information out there to help you raise the bar on your skill set. Profoto's blog is certainly no exception with stories about some of the most talented artists in the world.
With Profoto's permission, I want to start sharing some of these remarkable stories with everyone at SCU. Right off the bat, this story about a project Mark Kensett did a few months back is the perfect place to start!
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The Northern Academy for the Performing Arts is a school for dance, drama and musical theatre skills, located in the city of Hull in northern England. The school is thriving community, far from many peoples view of old dancing schools, and Mark wanted to somehow show that. His solution? Bring the kids up on the roof and let them dance. Sort of.
“I thought the flat roof was large enough and the architecture interesting enough to get an eye catching image,” writes Mark on his blog. “But could we get a sense of drama? My original idea was to create a parkour inspired image, run along and off a pitched roof, it was safe in every sense of the word. “Why don’t we jump off the roof?” they [the dancers] replied. Well if you’re sure… So, five dancers, two Pro-B4 packs, three ProHead Plus heads, Magnum Reflectors and a Softlight Reflector and away we went.”
Head over to Mark’s blog for the full story.