For the last two weekends, I have been shooting a small comedy pilot called “Previously On…” in and around Brooklyn. Destined for the New York Television Festival, it is the creation of Ben Stoddard and Miranda King. While I don’t have any stills to show, you can check out Ben and Miranda’s very funny web series “Fothing”.
The whole pilot was shot on Canon DSLRs. About 2/3 of the footage was captured on a T2i, with the rest on a 5D Mk II. I had the primary camera mounted on Redrock Micro’s Field Cinema Bundle, while inserts and B cam shots were captured with the Captain Stubling rig. We used minimal lighting setups, relying heavily on available light and deliberate blocking to deliver a polished but natural aesthetic. The result straddles a fine line between verite and narrative.