Now I would never usually condone attempting to film drama without diligent planning – but today was different!
The video production brief was simple. Show up and film a simple rehearsal of a drama scene to later be used as inserts in a training workshop for Aberdeen Council customer service agents. This was commissioned by innovative customer service trainer Kerry Hodgkiss on behalf of Right track.
I admit I was skeptical when asked to simply show up providing only a FaceTime recce in the way of pre-production support. However on this occasion we were blessed with great actors and fantastic location with enough natural light to shoot without the aid of production lighting. As ever I was blessed with the presence of the ingenious Alex Metcalfe, who is an amazing DOP at the worst of times.
Given that we had more time than usual with a short script to work through we had time to craft the shots and dress the scenes without the need for an art department.
Today we were shooting on the Sony FS7 with Alex’s hand-picked set of cine modded 70’s and 80’s stills lenses.The ‘blooming’ charm of these lenses coupled with the high-dynamic range of the FS7 yielded fantastic results enhancing the mood of the short sequences.
Once again I would like to reiterate the unusualness of the shoot. With our philosophy of taking on jobs of all shapes and sizes we wanted to put our best foot forward accommodating our clients needs.
We’ll be delighted to post the results of the shoot once edited so please do come back to find out more…