The brief was to film a cartoonist drawing a set of images on a white board that would then be sped up into a little animation.
Simple? Yes, but the job still needed exactly the skills and equipment FrameDogs offer.
- The white board needed to stay frame static for the duration of the shoot. We mounted it on a supremely heavy stills tripod and then sandbagged it in position.
- Mari needed to shoot directly at 45degrees down with a high POV, our solid shoot table gave her a platform and more sandbags kept it in place, our heavy Sachtler sticks and Miller Arrow 25 head were able to lock her camera still for five hours, even at a severe tilt
- The cartoonist needed to see framing, we rigged a directors monitor for the purpose
- The lighting rig was simple but enhanced by a 4*8 scrim to provide a large but gentle source