Once in while, you get to work on a special project at work that calls on you to use skills that you don't normally have a chance to share.
This charitable project was done for a women's centre in Montreal as part of our corporate sponsorship. It was my first video project of this size and magnitude. Michael Carrick and I travelled to Montreal to shoot for 2-days after many weeks of planning.
3 separate videos were storyboarded: one featuring the employees, one for volunteers and one for donors. Each video featured the people that served alongside the people that received the services.
Most the B-role was shot completely hand held, no fancy follow-focus or steady cam gear! Interviews were done with our standard setup.
NEW GEAR USED
LED lights were OK. A bit too harsh for directly lighting ladies. I used it only once in a dark hallway by bouncing the light onto a large wall. Ahhh, much better now! Next time, I think we'll move back to the DIVAs.
Colour balance was consistent throughout all our shot mainly due to using the Portrait version of our Expodisc. Indispensable!
Big kudos to Anthony, our French editor. He took our concept, storyboard and footage and created magic out of it.