A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of reviewing Syrp's awesome, affordable, perfectly executed Genie Mini time-lapse device. However, time-lapse photography and videography barely covers the beginning of what can be done with the New Zealand company's awesome devices. The Slanted Lens' Jay P. Morgan not only shares his entire lighting setup for a classic food shot, but also proposes some clever and welcomed case studies for how to use Syrp's devices to create better shots, not only around stars, but also around close-range subjects.
For those that read the review, my experience with Syrp's Genie Mini was beyond pleasurable - and Morgan's has apparently been no different. Being able to use the app to easily calculate your shot angles and timing takes the fuss out of what used to be rather complicated movements that you'd have to reshoot several times to get perfect. But with the right combination of Syrp's devices, Morgan shares how we can easily set up more captivating shots for our clients with extreme ease. His implementation is a perfect example how using the original Genie in concert with the Genie Mini can add high-production-value shots to your films.
Meanwhile, Morgan shares how and why he adds so many separate backlights (to separate his subjects and add bottle glow) while throwing in suggestions for what to watch when lighting from behind.