Handheld camera work is probably the most pervasive form of motion photography... from news gathering, to 'observational documentaries, to iPhone footage: the camera in the hand is everywhere. And its visual signature is strong, unambiguous, human... we somehow know that it is closer to the 'truth' … to the un-augmented reality of life.Read More
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Recently it was suggested to me that we shoot a film on a 'normal' lens... a 50mm. Although I understood in essence what the director meant, as I began to unpack this notion both for him and for myself I found that the concept exploded. At the heart of his desire to keep the lens choice simple and unaffected was almost everything that is at stake in the cinematographic process. In his 'normal' lens request was the desire for an un-augmented, degree zero, human point of view that has haunted almost every filmmaker.
A beauty commercial for Finnish brand Cutrin called for a meeting of landscape with the soul of Finnish femininity. Maestro director Michael Lindsay aimed to collide the change of seasons and landscapes with a feminine Finnish 'Sisu'... to explore the beauty and resilience that is built through this drama. The shoot was to begin in the Arctic North and then finish in the South, in the beautiful rocky coastline of the Finnish Baltic.Read More