We called a taxi and took it from CBS and drove through Chelsea to Jodamo, a men's clothing store on the corner of Grand and Orchard Streets. Most importantly the location was known for the pink buildings, which is exactly what we were after. This particular plate shoot was intended for Two Broke Girls (on Mondays at 9/8c pm, only on CBS).
It is really helpful to have Matt present to capture what it was that he wanted. It was also interesting to see how Jeff worked in comparison to Heather and John.
This is an example of just what Jeff was shooting, Michael and I acting as stand ins once again. I am obviously the best Kat Dennings around.
Jeff did multiple angles of the building, giving Matt and the rest of the Art Department different options to choose from.
On the taxi ride back we discussed upcoming films such as Total Recall and if it would be hard to watch the new one having grown up with the original starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, regardless of whether or not the newer version starring Colin Farrell is closer to the origin of the book. We also got into a big discussion over the big blockbusters and how Michael doesn't know who Grace Kelly is nor has she seen Star Wars. Blasphemy. :)
On Wednesday, I was invited to join John Filo and Paula Breck, photo editor, at WFAN to shoot the hosts of the station for a spread in RadioInk Magazine.
Since the studio is too small for such a shoot in the CBS headquarters, the studio went to WFAN. John, Paula and I set up shop relatively quickly.
After having tested the flash meter and lights (all while using me as a stand-in), the three of us, along with Allison Mandara, a Press Representative for CBS Radio, sat around and talked about current events.
Mike Francesa, Craig Carton and Boomer Esiason came in like a freight train. With only a limited amount of time, John had to shoot relatively quickly. The task was to create a spread including multiple photographs of the three of them, separate headshots of all three, and handful of Boomer and Carton.
Mike Francesa has been apart of the WFAN family since 1987 and apart of the CBS Sports family since 1982! Francesa has been apart of many different shows over the years including Mike and the Mad Dog, Mike'd Up, and Mike's On, his most current running broadcast.
Craig Carton (left) and Boomer Esiason (right) are co-hosts of Boomer and Carton in the Morning. Carton has been apart of broadcasting for his entire career, whereas Boomer actually started out as a football player. The two joined forces in 2007 and still run strong today.
The three were very funny, constantly making jokes about the shoot and how John didn't need to take anymore photos saying, "you already said last two!" They were very kind to me, asking me questions about photography and keeping me involved, often posing for me as well.
At the end of the shoot, Boomer presented Mike with the "Pulse of the People Award" that Boomer had been awarded with last year.