Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Home Creations "Sand Castle"

   I know I'm a bit late again with updates. It's a good sign though! It means I've been busy with photography and short films. More posts should be coming soon about those. In the meantime, here is a batch of set photography I took while on the set of a Home Creations commercial. I worked with Vahid (Freestyle Productions) before, and he asked me to be a part of the crew.

   I'll keep this short. Being on set for this commercial was one of the best set experiences I've ever had. Everyone was great to work with and knew exactly what to do. There are several reasons for this. The primary reason was that a week before the shoot, Vahid took the actors and did a rehearsal at the location. He filmed it with this T2i and thus created a "rough draft" of the commercial. This allowed him to plan out shots that didn't work, further understand the lighting setup, and develop a better awareness of what to do when it was production day.

   Because of this main reason, everyone was akin to a well-oiled machine. Directors knew when to hurry the production, electric knew where to set up the lights for the next shot, and actors had a clearer picture of their character roles. This lowered stress levels on set and made everyone great to work with. Freestyle Productions comes highly regarded by me. If ever given a chance to work with them, do yourself a favor.

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