I’ve just completed a video clip for the Paediatric Cardiologists Association of Hospital Serdang featuring the resources and facilities of Hospital Serdang as a recognised government heart centre, as I was interested in the process after I applied for my EHIC card before coming to Malaysia as an EU-national (You should apply today if you’re planning a visit – it takes a while to get approved). The video was meant to portray the progressive and highly capable team of healthcare professionals in upholding the hospital as a tertiary referral centre for the Malaysian Ministry of Health network of hospitals.
On the final day of the 3-days video shoot, I wrapped up with a group shot of the doctors. I’ve intended to shoot in an operating theatre but in the interest of time and convenience, I’ve settled for the Paediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (PCICU). I setup in one of the rooms found in PCICU.
I used a reflected umbrella to camera right as my main key light, while a shoot-thru acted as fill. A third bare speed light lit up the white wall behind for some halo effect. The room was pretty small hence the bounced light from all speed lights acted as much-needed fill in the right places easily, without sacrificing any directional qualities in the light for shape.
After the group pic, I quickly swung around and used the wall behind me for some quick unplanned individual portraits of the doctors. I have earlier noticed some soft toys tucked away behind the PCICU nurse counter and thought that they would be a neat but unusual twist to an otherwise boring corporate portrait. I proceeded to suggest to these Paediatric Cardiologists/Senior Medical Officers to not look at the camera but instead, interact with the soft toys while I took my shot.