Editing a Comedy Show with Tim HawkinsIt's great when funny looks funny
It’s difficult to photograph many types of shows… stand-up comedy and funny plays can actually be on the list of those problem shows to shoot.
We cover some very funny talks and shows that don’t really look funny. Often what’s going on is that the audience is laughing AT someone who’s being the straight man, looking serious, and maybe awkward. Fortunately for my biggest name comedy shoot for DPAC —Tim Hawkins looks funny [insert your own joke here ] as he’s doing the show. But seriously, with lots of physical humor, rock star poses with his guitar, and a rubber face, you can tell at a glance he’s getting the laughs.
The only snag is, like most concert shoots, you only have the first 10 minutes or so to nail your shots. So you’re bound to miss some great material with a comedy show. I had 15 minutes or so at the top of Tim’s show, and I think I got enough variety to be a solid edit for my client (and Tim also wants the images, which is cool). You can see some of my thumbnail images above, as I’m in process of narrowing down which are the strongest.
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