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He loves the lamentations of the auditors

My latest movie poster parody featuring random salary men from Tokyo!  For the other ones in the series (and even a making-of video!) check here and here. As you can see this poster is based on the 1982 movie Conan the Barbarian, which to me is an immensely enjoyable film, and I’m happy to be able to spoof it in this way. Scroll down for a very brief overview of how it was lit and put together. So, here’s the original shot I had to work with – as you can see due to my lack of a studio I was forced to shoot it in a nearby park. Here’s the breakdown of the lighting: Light A and B were both Profoto  1D Airs, with no modifiers. Since they already come with that nice frosted glass covering over the flash tube they give off a nice quality of light even without the extra diffusion. On the left side of light B I had taped a small gobo just to control the spread of light enough …

Is it a calculator? Is it a briefcase? No, it’s salaryman!

Yes, he’s back from Krypton. Salaryman! The 2nd parody movie poster in my series (first one here), and yes, this one’s based on the 2006 Superman Returns movie. Making this poster was a bit of a windfall for me for several reasons – not the least because it reminded me that I actually can use Photoshop when it really comes down to it. Which is nice to know. The shot of Tokyo Bay behind Salaryman is one that I took a photo of specially for this poster. Want to see the original shot? It’s below the poster.   Woot. No, I’m not kidding, that’s the shot I started out with when I started putting together the poster. Those green bars in the sky are from the annoying guard rails on the Rainbow Bridge, where I shot it from.  To start with I had to clear out the sky and add some ocean in down the bottom, then edit the color and the glow of the city.  It actually wasn’t as hard as I thought it …