To all you smokers out there, it's time to stop this October and with that there is this ad we shot for M&C Saatchi.

A crazy day traveling around East Anglia amounted to shooting many locations ranging from the beach, garages and car parks all with permission given on the fly, it was certainly a very unorganised day and with the final shot clinched at night when it was supposed to be daytime was a miracle.

I was called in to operate Steadicam for Ian Murray on this one. See the result below


Easy Property Tv Commercial

So EasyJet have moved into estate agency and this is the commercial we shot a month or so ago.

The brief for me was "can you be like a motion control Steadicam Operator"

The answer was, yes it turns out I can. The moves had to be precise over multiple takes and timed perfectly to maintain the flow. 

From watching the ad you wouldn't know I was two days solid in the rig.

Anyway it turned out ok. 


A Mannequin Challenge Done Properly

The first job of the year kicked off well with this great piece for Sotheby's regarding a sale of a little known work by Adam de Coster, the Flemish candlelight painter famous for his stunning nocturnes of Caravaggio-like subjects. 

The VFX team did a wonderful job on seamlessly progressing the camera through the painting onto our live subject and the work they did on creating a still candle flame including smoke.

Camera movement was employed the old fashioned way with a good old steadicam as opposed to shooting on a gimbal. We used a 50mm macro all day and my focus puller did a stirling job in keeping everything sharp even when we were in close and pulling out to a wide. We did a number of oner takes all with varied shots sizes.

A back slap to the guys at Chrome for putting this project together very quickly.

Shot Entirely on Steadicam