Sunday, 11 May 2014

Behind the Scenes: Exchange and Marty

Shadow Laughter has been hitting the screen for nearly two years now, and during this time Laurel and Marty have been involved in numerous incidents where mysterious items have changed hands.

Our current compilation features examples of these.  In the exchange below, the little wooden case offered great texture.  We shot this in a small space, with minimal lighting.  

Hamish and I had talked about getting some more unusual camera angles, and for this episode, shot in his kitchen, we used a camera taped to a pole.  It gave us some interesting compositions.  In these exchanges, it's all about gesture and expression.

Gesture and expression took on a more aggressive tone in our tribute to the late Lewis Collins and tv show The Professionals.  Here, it is blows that are being exchanged.  No-one was hurt during this shoot!

Below, we see goods of no doubt dubious origin being packed up and made ready for shipping.  The lower character is 'Dumbdog'.  As the name suggests, he isn't too smart, and he has only made rare appearances, including in the episode, 'Odyssey on Osbourne Boulevard'.  

"Drink this and it'll all go away!"  One wonders what information was obtained prior to this fatal dose...  Here, the lighting was carefully arranged to keep The Hat in silhouette, whilst also lighting the other character.

"How about you swap me the name for a bullet?"  More hands and expressions, shot from below.  This kind of angle can take a few attempts to get right, when there's just two of us.

Stay tuned, and join the adventure! 

Shadow Laughter schedule: 
Tuesday - trailer
Thursday, Saturday, Monday - Episode posts
Sunday - Blog

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