Tis’ the season for red carpets. The Oscars, The Grammy’s, The Golden Globes – red carpets are being trampled all over the place this time of year! This red carpet happened to be at Wolman Rink in Central Park. However, there were no awards involved. It was all a set for a commercial I shot for The FOX Network. Sure it looks like paparazzi ENG photography at a real awards ceremony, but that was the look we were trying to achieve. It was all movie magic. There were certainly no 2/3” cameras to be found on this carpet. Instead, there were two Arri Alexa Plus cameras – one on a Stedicam and one on a long lens. The carpet was lit with a series of soft lights and a large HMI PAR was placed at the opposite end of the carpet backlighting the talent and flaring our lenses in order to create energy and a “big event” feeling. Kudos to director Ian Karr for pulling off another great shoot while having a ridiculously short period of time with each celebrity. And of course the job couldn’t have happened without a very talented and hard working crew. I am very grateful to have the opportunity to collaborate with so many wonderful people.