Strap on your scabbard and saddle your horse – The First Musketeer has arrived! After 21 months in postproduction, the action-adventure web series shot in the south of France is finally out on YouTube. I served as director of photography on the show, written and directed by Harriet Sams. Watch all six episodes now!
I’ve written several blog posts about lighting and shooting the show, and there are more to come. Here are the best of the ones currently available:
Know Your Lights – a video blog in which I show you the lamps in our lighting package and explain the advantages of each.
Week Two on The First Musketeer – featuring on-set video blogs in which I explain how a couple of key scenes were lit.
Period Cinematography – what I learnt from doing The First Musketeer about the best ways to light and lense material set in the past.
Athos and Marion – a light-hearted look back at the lighting and shooting of a scene in Rocamdour, a medieval town built into the side of a ravine.
Candlelight – describing the various methods of simulating candlelight which I used on the show.