We were in Dish Network’s Corporate Offices in Littleton, CO about 8 years ago with HBO. For that shoot, HBO brought in the throne from Game of Thrones, we erected a giant green screen in back of it, and reproduced the on-set throne room. Participants took the throne, and for a brief time, ruled the seven kingdoms.
So when Kelsey Piegat from Dish called about a green screen photo booth in Orlando, we naturally asked if she was calling from Littleton. When she said she was, we told her about the HBO shoot.
“You’re kidding! You took those photos?” She asked, “people still have them on their desks!”
So Kelsey told use about her new project: at the Dish Summit in Orlando, she wanted it to look like participants were hanging from a 5G Dish Network Cell Tower.
While on the surface “hanging from a tower” green screen photo booth might seem simple enough, the actual set design is tricky. Any time you need to capture the full body against a green screen, it adds a wrinkle. After all, the “dangling feet” were important to the final overall image, so everything — feet included– needed captured against green. Second, lighting is key: it must be even across the background, green foam floor, and participant. We achieved that by utilizing six lights: four lights in the front of the photo set, and two illuminating the background.
The final photobooth design and experience to fit seamlessly into an experiential marketing booth Dish set up in the middle of the show floor. And hanging from a cell phone tower? Turns out that was a huge hit. Maybe those photos will sit on desks next to the HBO photos?