It came to my attention that the previous video made things seem a little too easy for how we shoot a scene. I have produced another short video to give a more accurate account of how the typical shoot plays out (see below). A typical shoot can last from 15 minutes to close to an hour depending on the conditions (wind, water, excessive heat, bitter cold, etc). At the end of the video I display a shot of one of the figures that was lost during our Sunset Beach shoot. The blur was caused by me pulling the camera out of harms way just as a rouge wave swept in. My priorities in order are (1). safety of my wife and I (2). preserving the camera body & lens (3). preventing loss of the miniature figures (4). comfort while shooting. Comfort has to be the last priority because I need to be in all kinds of contorted positions to get the shots I want. If I put comfort too high of a priority, the shots would be a lot less dynamic.
This very short video shows how we set up a scene and the final result.
Here is a little video Edwige shot where I explain our photo shoot on the trail leading up to Maunawili Falls.
I would like to thank our friend Lia Hunt and her family for allowing us to stay at their home the past couple of weeks. Edwige and I would never had been able to generate the work we did without their generosity. Ian (Lia's husband) allowed us to use his truck so that we could explore and arrive on time for the sunrise & sunsets. It made all the difference in our work. Mahalo nui loa!!!!