We had the honor of shooting the Dancing with the Sioux Falls Stars introduction videos for the DWTS 2018 event in Sioux Falls. The yearly dance-off raises money for NAMI Sioux Falls. We filmed the professional dance instructors and their locally famous partners during their rehearsals.
The set up was simple; A Sony FS5 II was set up on one side of the room for our A Cam and filmed the interviews with a Sony a7sII as our B cam off to the side. Honestly, the lighting set up was a bit strange, but it worked! A photography strobe’s model light was our key light while the ambient room light was our fill. You can see a small LED set up behind the subjects on the B Cam. That was a stylistic choice we went with as well as a side highlight. Audio was captured overhead on the Rode NTG4+ straight to the FS5. During the dancing, we had the B Cam grabbing the tight shots and A Cam on the Ronin M gimbal.
• Jason Ball – Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce
• Chris Conrad – First Bank & Trust
• Alex Halbach – Cutler Law Firm
• Vanessa Gomez – KSFY News
• Stacy Wrightsman – Sanford Health
• Walter Babb – Dance Gallery of South Dakota
• Lisa Conlin – Balleraena Dance Studio & LiRa Dance Theatre Company
• McKenzie Kock – LiRa Dance Theatre Company
• Thomas Nguyen – LiRa Dance Theatre Company
• Raena Rasmussen – Balleraena Dance Studio & LiRa Dance Theatre Company
We love doing this every year especially since it’s for a great cause! Check out how excited these guys are!