Just completed what has been an extraordinary month of filming.
A month of exacting, balanced, and largely symmetrical composition and camera movement.
Photographic symmetry has long been used by film makers to denote order, to foreground systems or patterns, to highlight cinematic artifice, or to underline the geometry of context.
And to move the camera within the axis of symmetry requires Grip. This is not a style of framing given to verite camera work, but rather a more steady fluidity. Precise tracking shots, gliding slider movement and controlled jib moves.
We also made use of the Satellite Crane, courtesy of its inventor Tony Hill. Its a crane arm which rotates precisely/optically 180 degrees around a fixed point. Camera movement as a sort of rotational symmetry... its effects quite hypnotic.
A compelling visual journey, helmed by director Luke Wiles.