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Last Spring Neil Kremer contacted me about a really cool project he and his studio partner, Cory Johnson, were working on for Emmy magazine. It seems the folks at Emmy magazine wanted to re-create the iconic shot from the 1930’s, “Lunch atop a Skyscraper”, this time using the stars from Marvel’s latest Netflix series, the Defenders.

Naturally getting the entire cast on location at the same time for a shoot like this was out of the question. So Neil and Cory had them come in to the studio one or two at a time shooting them in various poses. They also shot a section of a prop i-beam as well as several background plates shot from a high up vantage point in New York.  

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One of the really fun parts of this job was sifting through the various shots of the talent picking ones that looked like they’d show some interesting interactions. It took a few rounds with the editors to get approval on a couple of them, (seems they did not think the shot of Finn eating a sandwich was fun), but quickly enough we had the shots of the cast in place sitting atop the extended i-beam. 

The final step was creating the color treatment that would give the composed shot it’s final “look”. Neil sent me a handful of examples of color treatments he liked pointing me in the right direction. Below you can see the Before version of the final shot.

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