Mysterious beakers... weird tools... oozing clocks... surely this is the lair of a MADMAN!
I thought it would be fun to show you guys what goes into building a shot! This week it's Carlos's lab from Welcome to Night Vale.
Sadly, we did not have access to cool things like laboratories. However, we DID have an empty office! With the right lighting and enough broken clocks, it's amazing what you can create! (And maybe it will provide some inspiration for your Halloween decorations!)
Step 1: Locate vacant desk.
If it is NOT your desk, take a photo so you can put everything back where you found it!
Lighting: One strobe, aimed down in a spotlight
Step 2: Clear desk.
Lighting: Flashbender added to block some light from the wall and create a sharper spotlight.
Step 3: The fun part - Start building the scene!
Prop Suggestions: Easy clean-up ooze, old textbooks, gloves, tools, beakers, wig hair, and of course, dismantled clocks!
Move objects around and take some test shots. Some things should be clear, others further back in the shadows. This suggests a deeper space (for more mysterious science!)
Step 4: Add one Scientist with Perfect Hair. Proceed with experiments!
Good Night, Dear Followers, Good Night!
Carlos The Scientist/ Master of Clocks - Beckah
Propmaster/ Cecil - Norway
Offices of [Location Redacted by order of the Sheriff's Secret Police] for allowing us to use this location!
And OF COURSE: The team of Welcome To Night Vale! Thank you for such an absurdly amazing podcast! We love and fear you from our very deepest spleens.