As part of a campaign to highlight the wealth of Directing talent in British Columbia, the DGC-BC asked us to shoot 36 directors over three days.
The main challenge was to show the directors "on set and at work”, which would mean shooting 12 portraits per day on a set that looked like a big production, with each shot looking different enough so that the images would feel candid.
The amazing team at the DGC worked with their extensive contacts to get us on to the sets of various TV shows during down periods, and worked with us on the creative side to make sure we had all the “prop” rental equipment needed to make each scene look authentic while moving through the shots in 45 minutes each.
As with everything, the devil is in the detail and the lion’s share of the work happened in preproduction and planning, so once each shoot day rolled round we new exactly where each element in the frame needed to be. There were some forced last-minute changes due to the sets being active, but as with any true collaboration we were able to keep moving quickly, get the shots, and have a ton of fun at the same time.