Workhouse Ad Agency/Client brief: a 3-4 minute promo highlighting Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa.
A 3 day shoot with me as director/producer/cameraperson and editor.
Talent sourced from my dear friend Simon's cycling buddies, one of which was a teacher at the local Broome St Mary's Catholic College, plus other teachers and their kids. None had been in front of a camera before. Crew was made up of media students from the same school (2 each day) and 2 dear friends, Keith & Yolande. They too had never been on a film set.
This 7 minute director's cut, out of which came a raft of 90 second films, an in-room promo(plays on the tele when you check into your room),
a staff feel-good video, videos on food, resort activities, restaurants, accommodation, and surrounding tourism which was taken from footage I shot when I was in Broome and surrounding countryside 2 weeks before the shoot. It's a timing thing.
Then there were 15 second cut downs of everything...and a TV commercial.
Shot on the Canon C500 with 4 of my L series lenses: the 24-70mm 2.8, the 70-200mm 2.8, 50mm 1.2 and the 14mm 2.8.
Never used the camera before the shoot. I got to learn pretty damn quick.
Plus my Phantom 3 Drone with a 4k camera on board.
Oh and a Contour camera for the underwater stuff.
For the students and budding enthusiasts, I shot everything wide open at 2.8.
You'll notice pretty much all shots were either tracking on a camera dolly (Wayne Waller's Wolly Dolly), or off a Manfrotto monopod.
For me, it makes a huge difference to the visual story.
All shot using available light; either sunlight, candles or in-situ practical lights.
Special thanks to Scot and John from Workhouse, Cable Beach Club client Kristi, Jessica and Belle, my student crew from St Patrick's Catholic College, dear friends Keith & Yolande, enormous thanks to dear friend Simon for organising the talent.....and the talent. You were all so special.
Plus the wonderful people at the resort; always a smile, nothing ever a problem.
Enough of the sell, hope you all enjoy.
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