|Maddison Ash and the crew on location at|
Darwin International Airport, Video Still - Ed Forman
Maddison and the rest of the crew arrived for a nice early start of 0745 for this one as we had planned with the airport's management team to film during their least busy times so as to minimise disruption for both them and us.
One thing I am liking about this crew already is that they are so prompt and keen to do things as per the schedule and its totally fun. They take set direction really well and everything runs like clockwork.
With a location such as an airport of course I wanted to try to keep the crew numbers down to an absolute minimum to make direction easier, as well as out of consideration to the airport so as not to disrupt services too much. I have to mention here, our experience with their team was more than fantastic! From our very first approach to gain permission to film, right through the organisation stages and interacting on the day with their staff and security teams we had nothing but praise for their efficiency, willingness to accommodate and all around helpfulness. Not to mention their patience with us accidentally trying to walk the wrong way around security points, all gently corrected and set on the right path again with a smile and a laugh!
Shooting with minimal equipment and crew meant being extremely portable on the day as well as combining roles, the final compliment of people on location included HighRPM's Ed Forman doing me a favour as our BTS Camera, The bands singer Sam Korn who once again came down to lend a hand - this time doing lighting duties, Katie Abraham makeup/set direction and of course Maddison Ash with myself on Primary Camera/DOP duties.
On a reflective note I wish we were this light on equipment for ALL shoots, its somewhat of a luxury to have each person carry what they need to function and nothing else, but sometimes you just need to get those shots that require tripods or dolly's!
Day 2 Behind the scenes shots
Some shots of the set from behind the scenes. Click to enlarge, use arrow keys to go to next pic.