These films were produced during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. For social distancing reasons they feature only Optical Radiance's inventors, Andy and Erin Schroeder, as their own models. Unless otherwise noted these are all produced by Erin Schroeder and directed/DP'd by Andy Schroeder with original music by Andy
Fall is in the air and we’re set to harvest all of its colorful glory; starting with this palette of oranges, yellows and greens found in our pumpkins! Warmer secondary colors such these often get lost and blended together on normal cameras, but here the full gamut of the harvest is clear and detailed.
Inspired by a classic Louis Dahl-Wolfe photo from Harper’s Bazaar this piece was accomplished utilizing forced perspective and hanging miniatures with matched lighting effects, all in camera.
From Dorothy’s ruby slippers to “The Red Shoes” on-screen footwear has a glamorus history in three-strip color; inspired by a vintage Horst P. Horst pic.
This piece was lit, like all of our studio shot work, with our custom designed and built in-house lights which have a feature that lets us adjust the quality of the light to adapt to the needs of a scene quickly and with a minimal footprint. They’re set up here to look like afternoon daylight coming through an open window in some lonely mansion.
Inspired by a 1960’s #JohnRawlings photo for #Vogue, this piece has a lot going on color wise from the bold colors of the hat and sweater, to the subtle but still vibrant reflections of the bubbles along with great skin tones.
The music here is a funky arrangement of Doris Day’s “It’s Magic”, from the classic Technicolor film “Romance On The High Seas”
Shot with 1950’s era lenses and inspired by #JohnRawlings glamour photography of the same era, this piece showcases Optical Radiance’s ability to capture beautiful skin tones while retaining a vibrant, varied color palette and a mild sense of atmosphere.