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Friday, November 7, 2008

Nature valley Mountain Biking






Today was day number one on the Downieville Nature Valley shoot. I am in California at the moment with a small crew and we are working on a commercial for the granola bar brand Nature Valley. Today was a 14-hour day (and it's not over yet) and we were out shooting from sun-up to sun-down. Right now the director is copying the video files over to their hard drive and previewing the take from the day.

This shoot is probably the biggest shoot I've DP'd (Director of Photography). Today there were as many as 6 people watching my work and offering advice and criticism and suggestions and opinions and questions etc etc etc. These gigs are stressful. My assistant Nelson did a great job of keeping us ahead of the tide of requests.

I have to say it's extremely nerve-wracking to have your work instantly reviewed by a gang of talented people. On the set today was:

Bret, the director
Derrell, the production company producer
Drew, our talent for the commercial
Wayne-O, the guide/ driver
Joe, the producer from the agency
Nelson, my assistant
Myself

Tomorrow looks like more of the same, but it's exciting to be at the focal point of a mainstream advertising shoot.

2 comments:

WoodenDuck said...

You guys never paid you bill at the Downieville Loft. "Darren" or "Darrell" from Shoot Deviant said the "check's in the mail". Not cool. Trust me, you'll never come back to California again once we post this on MTBR>

WoodenDuck said...

You guys never paid you bill at the Downieville Loft. "Darren" or "Darrell" from Shoot Deviant said the "check's in the mail". Not cool. Trust me, you'll never come back to California again once we post this on MTBR>