Cinematography: Leo Burnett Sidenotes

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Leo Burnett "Sidenotes: Amanda McKinney"




Kyle Obriot

After watching this short film, Justin Jackola (Director at JJack Productions) stated, “Couldn’t have enjoyed the framing of the shots more.  The ending shot in the film is a perfect example.”

Hi everyone and thanks for joining us here at Exposing the Crew: A Place for Chicago-made Short Films!

This week’s ETC HIGHLIGHT is Leo Burnett’s “Sidenotes: Amanda McKinney”.

This film is a short documentary about one of Leo Burnett’s very own, Amanda McKinney (Director of Sweepstakes, Games & Contests) and her hobby of choice…roller derby!

I really enjoyed the film, the story shared, and the cinematography used to reflect the energy one must feel when at a roller derby.   So, this week we chose to EXPOSE the cinematography done by Kyle Obriot!

When speaking with Kyle, I asked what cameras and equipment were used in order to make the film.  He stated that he used a Red Scarlet MX with Mysterium Sensor along with a couple different lenses based on the effects he wanted to see.

However, when I asked what support equipment he used to get the movement shots you see of Amanda skating in the rink I honestly thought he would tell me he used a dolly, but he didn’t.  Kyle Obriot told me that he also has a hobby…ice hockey!

Using an easy rig, Ronin DJI 3-axis gimbal, and wireless follow focus he used his skill set, donned on a pair of roller blades and became a human slider!

What a great way to enjoy your work AND hobby at the same time!  Love what you do, do what you love!

Thank you for watching this weeks “EXPOSED” short film, and reading our new blog Exposing the Crew: A Place for Chicago-made Short Films!

See you next Tuesday! Ryan