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    METAMORPHOSIS is a project directed and photographed by Szymon Kobusiński. The author is a member of Nikon Film Festival jury and the project he … Read More
    METAMORPHOSIS is a project directed and photographed by Szymon Kobusiński. The author is a member of Nikon Film Festival jury and the project he created, is specially dedicated for the 1st Polish edition of the festival. The short video form tells about “the birth” of the new NFF project. It also reveals the fact that photographers more and more often reach for the tools that allow them to liven up the photography. It means not only new kinds of cameras and lenses but also new types of lamps. The project binds photographic and film techniques together. The shooting took two days. The first day was reserved for underwater shooting featuring an actress. The second day was for a FX work in a studio. In both cases the author used two Nikon D4 cameras, and the light was based on a Broncolor illuminating system. A Broncolor HMI 800 lamp set on a PARA 220 reflector was the main source of light. Additional light sources consisted of 3-4 Pulso G lamps, accompanied by a modeling incandescent light. Almost all the lightning equipment was suspended above the water surface. In some shots the author used additional underwater lamps called Ikelite, and put a Broncolor Softlight lamp on one of them. The FX photo shots above and under the water surface were illuminated with the HMI 800 lamps with one PARA 88 reflector and a number of different reflector boards and cutters. The stop-motion sequences were shot with Nikon D4 and Scoro A4S generator (11 stops/sec). Read Less
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METAMORPHOSIS is a project directed and photographed by Szymon Kobusiński. The author is a member of Nikon Film Festival jury and the project he created, is specially dedicated for the 1st Polish edition of the festival. The short video form tells about “the birth” of the new NFF project. It also reveals the fact that photographers more and more often reach for the tools that allow them to liven up the photography. It means not only new kinds of cameras and lenses but also new types of lamps.
 
The project binds photographic and film techniques together. The shooting took two days. The first day was reserved for underwater shooting featuring an actress. The second day was for a FX work in a studio. In both cases the author used two Nikon D4 cameras, and the light was based on a Broncolor illuminating system. A Broncolor HMI 800 lamp set on a PARA 220 reflector was the main source of light. Additional light sources consisted of 3-4 Pulso G lamps, accompanied by a modeling incandescent light. Almost all the lightning equipment was suspended above the water surface. In some shots the author used additional underwater lamps called Ikelite, and put a Broncolor Softlight lamp on one of them.
 
The FX photo shots above and under the water surface were illuminated with the HMI 800 lamps with one PARA 88 reflector and a number of different reflector boards and cutters. The stop-motion sequences were shot with Nikon D4 and Scoro A4S generator (11 stops/sec).
Director of Photography:
Szymon Kobusiński
Starring:
Agata Małecka
Montage and sound:
Artur Królicki
Scenography and FX:
Witold Wajcht
Piotr Najbert
Make-up artist: 
Edyta Kobusińska

Costumes:
Agnieszka Bonas
Music:
Seeking Justice
Rupert Gregson-Williams
Camera Assistant:
Zygmunt Jasiński
Assistant Photographer:
Bartłomiej Stojek
Marcin Brzezek
Set Assistant:
Mariusz Górski
Diver:
Artur Dąbrowski
Lifeguard:
Adam Szewczyk
Main Partner: Nikon Professional Service
Partners: Broncolor, Manfrotto, Dirty Rigger