Lego Turning Machine video shoot at CWI Amsterdam

Lego Turing Machine video shoot

Lego Turning Machine video shoot at CWI AmsterdamToday I shot a promo video for CWI (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica) in Amsterdam. They built a working Turing Machine out of Lego building  blocks for their upcoming exhibition about Alan Turing and wanted a promo video they could use for promotional activities and for showing at the exhibition.

Lego Turning Machine video shoot at CWI AmsterdamIt was great fun but it took all day instead of the 4 hours I had planned initially. Lighting the different shots we planned took far more time than I had expected. As it was basically a product shoot, I noticed that I spent a lot of time watching and tweaking lighting details to make the shot as perfect as possible.

Lego Turning Machine video shoot at CWI AmsterdamI used the Panasonic AF101 video camera with several manual focus Nikon Ais prime lenses (35m f2, 50mm f1.4, 55mm f2.8 macro, 85mm f1.4 and 105mm f2.5). I also used the Voigtlander 25mm f0.95 prime for a lot of shots. I used Cinevate’s Atlas 10 slider for the moving shots of the subject.

I will post more information as soon as the final video is ready.