After thinking through the list of dogs and who would be the best candidate to stay where they were placed in a higher chair, there was no doubt it had to be Moe. He is loved by his vets because he is so laid back. Moe can become a wet-dishrag of a dog when you try to move him from the couch or take him somewhere he does not want to go. I knew that if he was placed in a Director's chair, he would stay there.
I set up the shot and enlisted my husband to be the clapperboard man since my wireless remote suddenly needed a battery which I did not have on hand. This is a studio shot involving one main softbox, one filler light (umbrella) and OCF camera right. I wanted it to be bright and dramatic so the focus would be the darkness of the sunglasses and the clapperboard.
Moe is a rock star! Don't you agree?
And because this is Cinema....here's what got cut out of the reel. The main photo was taken with an 85mm 1.8 lens. The two images below with a 35mm. Moe sat through the lens changes like a trooper.