Diesel Films was on-location with UNINTERRUPTED to film a roundtable discussion featuring Jemele Hill and WNBA stars Candace Parker, Chiney Ogwumike and Angel McCoughtry. It was an honor to be part of a powerful and necessary discussion on not only The Hate U Give, but the importance of finding your voice and speaking up on issues women of color face every day. All four of these women are an inspiration to not only us, but the next generation of female leaders. Take a peek behind-the-scenes…

A look at the Studios 60 H20 stage when we first arrived, a blank canvas.

Our G&E crew working hard to put up the 8 x 8 frame using 4 x 4’ Kino Flo’s to create a ‘soft box’ effect.  They used a 12×12 1/2 grid cloth so the light source would scoop down further into the middle to catch their eyes.

 Angel McCoughtry getting her makeup done thanks to an amazing team from Toni Nicole Beauty.

A look at the complete set before talent arrived.

Filming Jemele Hill’s walk-in.

Chiney Ogwumike getting camera ready.

A closer look at set. Antique wood table rented from Bridge Props LA and individual chairs rented from Modernica Props.

One of the five cameras we used during the shoot: a Canon C300 Mark II paired with a Canon 70-200 L series lens and Odyssey 7Q.

Camera Op Eric Talesnick & AC Sean Goode setting up viewing monitors.

Candace Parker and camera-op Eric Talesnick.

Director Seth Shapiro talking with DP John Gardiner

Our Sony A7rIII capturing the birds-eye view of set.

Lights, Camera, Action 🎬

Video village of people watching during taping.

Monitor Row

Audio Mixer Erik Magnus taking the mic off Jemele Hill for the  martini shot. 

PC Karly Finison, Director Seth Shapiro, PA Allyson Stone and Angel McCountry after wrapping.

Special thanks to an amazing production team at UNINTERRUPTED and everyone at Diesel Films who worked hard to make this discussion a success.

Click here to watch the final piece.

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