Such an incredible day shoot with the very talented James Cherry. I had this very elaborate idea of a one shot film which had to get scaled down due to the usual time and budget but I'm really pleased how this one came out.
Spinning around the roof and exposing all corners meant we had to be quite clever with how we manoeuvred around. With a nimble/ghetto rig, we managed though.
We spent the majority of the day on the roof of the carpark rehearsing the move and the action. This left us with an hour or two of really good light in the afternoon to get the final take. By the end of the day we were smashing out takes with tiny mistakes but we still had time. Finally, just as the clouds settled, with moments to spare we nailed it.
But here's a video of us not getting it right. A few times.
Our tiny rig for the @jamescherrymusic promo (see previous post). Was a one take video shot handheld, and we had to pass the rig through the back seats of the car, hiding the other operator @danvriggs in the back seats kind of like they did in The Raid (although we didn't dress him up as a car seat, sort of wish we had done now) - camera had to be as small as possible. Weather changed pretty frequently so judging exposure wasn't easy as we had a big change in levels going in and out the car. Love the #kowa #anamorphic lenses we got from @onestopfilms who were brilliant and helped us out pretty last minute. #bts #behindthescenes #cinematography #music #video
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