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Male 1: Waiting for my Prom date, she’s not here yet.
Male 2: So this is semi-formal right.
Male 1: This is a semi-formal.
Male 2: Oh, pretty.
Male 1: They got the pretty balloons, what are you standing on?
Male 2: Where do you want to set up?
Male 1: Right here.
Male 2: Do you want to do there or do you want to do there?
Male 1: We’ll put here because they enter the door. Never mark with the way.
Male 2: Okay so back up against this. Right!
Male 1: We’re going to have the back. Oh we can move that on the back. Get the light will be on the back to back and its going to stretch out for about ten foot wide
Male 2: Yeah.
Male 1: By?
Male 2: Twenty feet long, all right lets get starting.
Male 1: Ok what a semi-formal high school function. Now they’re going to have dinner there, dancing, they’re going to come in. John take it easy, you’re going to do a full length John and then what’s up?
Male 2: Coin purse.
Male 1: We’ll charge $15.00 for 5x7, so what Charles’s going to do is going to take the images. He’s going to hand the card off to me and I’m going to run it through a camera and just let them pick right there on the TV screen. It says there “Pick one pose”. We’re going to provide prints for them at a later date okay because which in full I’m doing it this time.
Male 2: So like, you did last year right.
Male 1: Yup.
Male 2: So two days later we’ll have all the prints ready and then we’ll drop off the school. They’ll do it themselves and disperse it. So lining, our lining is very simple. Charles got the—the soft box, its our mean. Now we’re going to bring in a reflector but we’re thinking—notice the pretty big soft box is quite a big a rough round like. You got to turn like this, it’s a nice position so I don’t think we’re going to bother with the reflector if we do, will bring on it.
We have the main light set at 5.6. We got another small soft box we apply clearly about 5’6 ½ so that actually acting like a kicker like highlight. And then we have one more right here. The honey comb grid and that’s just to go on the background light up this nice—oh by the way should mention this is a team less background and—
Male 1: That’s a plug, plug—
Male 2: And that would get nice into so we’re going to stands on the side here and what’ll happens is—
Male 1: They’re on stand by.
Male 2: They’re on stand by. So we got some sit and stools and stuff like that so its more like a production light thing but—which are what three years now?
Male 1: Yap.
Male 2: So that’s it, now we’ll just have to wait and get some kids. Okay where all do go? We did—we had all the panel reflector to just get more lighting and just found that there’s a little bit shadow on the face and we actually working a set up with. It’s all right but—you know I just can’t get into fill white; I just don’t want to be—probably that. Just didn’t want to be bothered.
So I’ve really have a three late gentlemen. What will do is a place for order then this weekend or not the weekend. Monday we’ll just work so the images and get them printed and drop them off so we’re not printing on site because—why are we not printing on site?
Male 1: Too much hassle.
Male 2: Yeah, it’s too much of hassle and they don’t really—they really didn’t care if we did or not so we opted to be able to provide them the prints at a later date. This way we can work full tomorrow but more and stuff like that, now time for here.