Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off Season Two

July 11, 2014

Some assignments are even more fun than others – this one was a real BLAST! #RvGKids

Director of Photography at Food Network, Megan Re, figured I was the right personality for the job… goofing around with eight super talented young chefs and photographing the promotional key art for Season Two of the hit show, Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off. As usual Megan was right, lots of goofing around and we even got all our work done. The kids had a great time and so did the crew. Smiles all around. Working closely with the creative team at Stun Creative in LA we wanted to create a gallery of playful options for each of the (8) aspiring chefs that could stand alone or work seamlessly with existing Food Network key art art.

As usual, I was working with an incredibly talented art director, Brian Keenan (and awesome DJ), and a totally dedicated production team on-location in North Hollywood. Together we shot all (8) young chefs and delivered the entire project, edited, retouched and under budget – as usual!

The Season Premiere is August 17th on Food NetworkCheck it out!

Team Guy: Gibson Borelli, Amber Kelley, Sean Lew, Helen Wilson
Team Rachael: Madison Grant, Luis Ortega, Finn Skerlj, Lauren Zilberman

Creative Team:
Michel Leroy – Photographer

Agency – Food Network
Aaron McDannell – Creative Director
Megan Re – Director of Photography
Brian Keenan – Art Director
Liz Lang – Print Producer

Maxwell Frank – Photo Assistant
Sean Bonilla – Lighting Director

MILK Studios LA / Canon Professional Cameras / ProFoto Lighting Equipment
The NoHo Arts Center – Actor Stage (Special thanks to Kevin Bailey for all your help!)

Behind the Scenes – Photo Lighting Equipment List
(6) Profoto Pro-8a Air Kits
(7) Profoto ProHead Plus Flash Head with Zoom Reflector
(4) Profoto Head Extension Cables

(1) Elinchrom Octa Light Bank (w/Profoto collar)

(6) Matthews Medium Rollers
(1) Matthews Stand Adapter – 1-1/8″ to 5/8″ (Junior to Baby for Elinchrom)
(4) Matthews 40″ C Stand w/ Grip Head & Gobo Arm
(2) Matthews 20″ C+ Stand w/ Grip Head and Gobo Arm
(2) Matthews 24″x 30″ Flags

(18) Matthews Sandbags

(1) Magliner Cart with Shelf

Michel Leroy
Michel Leroy is an award-winning photographer based in New York City. Working with a select team of professional creatives at 2X Productions LLC they create advertising campaigns and social media solutions for advertising, media and corporate clients. Repeatedly clients including The Food Network, Adidas, Nike, Intel, Lenovo, GE, Pfizer, Bayer and L'Oreal have trusted Michel Leroy to connect their brands to customers through photographs with insight and narrative. Michel Leroy is a brand ambassador for Manfrotto US, Lastolite by Manfrotto and the range of Vitec brands in the professional photographic community.

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