I was 2nd Unit DP and B-Cam Operator on this near-future sci-fi feature film for Dan Freene, ACS.
- Camera - RED Dragon
- Lenses - Cooke S4s + Angenieux 24-290mm zoom
Pre-Production - 4 weeks. I was Dan's right hand, involved with the workings of the film from the ground up.
- attending location scouts
- editing scout photos
- collecting references
- putting together the mood board
- liaising with crew
- attending every meeting Dan did, including Design and Shot Lists
- shooting tests
Production (5 days a week) - when 2 cameras were not shooting main unit 2nd Unit Director Stephen McCallum and I would 'splinter off' and shoot action, cutaway shots, and body double elements.
Production's 6th day - on the 6th day of each week I would pull focus for Dan as a limited crew of a producer, director, DP and me would shoot what was unable to be scheduled during the week.
The experience reminded me what an invaluable input a Cinematographer had for a project and why it is that I love to do it.
Director - Ben C. Lucas (Wasted on the Young).
Starring (in leading roles):