Any video game buffs out there? Do you live for the new FIFA release or Madden NFL? Have you ever wondered about the brains behind your favorite video games?

Here at Assignment Desk, we’re HUGE video game fans. We recently had the opportunity to work with Electronic Arts to film a series of EA Sports interviews with the masterminds behind some of the best-selling video games of all time. Even though it was hard to contain our excitement, we managed to keep it professional.

The shoot occurred over a two-day period at Electronic Arts’ headquarters in Orlando, Florida. We recorded 11 interviews on the first day, and eight interviews on the second day. During the production, we were thrilled to learn more about what it takes to create a video game from different staff members such as script writers, animators and more. The shoot took place throughout the entire six-story building, which made for a fun challenge determining where we were going to set-up and how we would manage the office’s natural light.

For the interviews, we used Kino-Diva Lights with 400 and 200 watt fixtures and 70-200 mm whenever space was available. When interviews were complete, we got b-roll of our subjects at their desk working and collaborating in the office environment. We occasionally used sliders with the b-roll to give the shots fluid movement. This shoot was a dream project for our team, and we can’t wait for the interview series to debut on EA Sports!

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