September, aside from being the ‘silly season’ for AV and Live Events, for multicamera and PPU work, was also a busy month of Commercials work.
I spent two and a half weeks working on a £ multi-million and international Commercial for Gillette in studios at Shepperton. The shoot involved 2 x RED cameras, 2 x Sony F900 CineAlta HDCAMs, and 7 x Toshiba HD minicams. We provided material in 7 different languages for broadcast in 7 countries around the world.
The pictures below are linked to a few of the worldwide Gillette commercial campaign YouTube videos which are currently being broadcast on television and online. Click each of the pictures to view the videos
Director Fabio Nesi and DP Paul Hurley led the team and I was one of four Operators and part of a 9 strong Camera Department, working handheld under studio lighting for a minimum of 12 hours a day for over two weeks. With 3 DITs on-set too, the workflow was vast.
And in addition to shooting BCUs and colour shots for the commercial, we were also Featured Artists – and the commericals have been broadcast in the UK since late February.