Indie Film Odd Brodsky’s First Line of Defense Is Litepanels
Odd Brodsky is a quirky comedy about a lovable loser named Audrey Brodsky who quits her steady day job to pursue a lifelong dream of becoming an actress. There is just one problem: she’s not good at it. What she lacks in talent, she makes up for in heart. Baer and Irving created a film-style akin to Wes Anderson’s Rushmore or the Coen brothers’ Raising Arizona to capture the unusual moments of Audrey’s life.
“One day I found myself in an office location where we had two lead actors and multiple featured performers for a party scene, without our grip/electric truck or our usual lighting package,” Irving recalls. “Luckily, I had my Litepanels! Armed only with the 1×1 Bi-Color fixture and the two MiniPlus "bricks," we carried on without missing a beat. We made our day and the footage looks fantastic!
“The versatility of the Litepanels fixtures cannot be over-stated,” says Irving. “They have nuance and subtlety when I need them to sparkle in an actor’s eyes, and yet the very same fixtures can put out enough punch to light an entire scene. To me, they’ve become as essential as a C-stand.”
Odd Brodsky is now in post production and is expected to hit the film festival circuit by the end of 2012.
(Photo caption, above, left to right: DP Mathew Irving and lead actor Matthew Kevin Anderson)
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