SCI-FI 2nd UNIT + OPERATING

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):

SUNSET TIMELAPSE W/ THE ANGENIEUX MOTHER OF A LENS

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY WITH THE ANGENIEUX AND OUR STEEL GRIP, CLINT