Stu have been filming on location near Swindon with a local marketing company to capture promotional material for a large beer company.
The adverts starred former winner of National Chef of the Year, Simon Hulston, as he cooked up some delicious food on a top of the range BBQ - which took centre stage as beer lovers will have a chance to win the BBQ in the future.
Stu was working as a camera assistant on the shoot, which was filmed at Sandstorm Studios just outside of Swindon. His role included setting up lights, pushing the camera dolley and generally assisting the DOP & Camera Operator to ensure that the shoot went smoothly.
The crew set-up most of the kit on the Monday afternoon and shot 5 adverts on the Tuesday. The shoot ran over due to a few technical difficulties but the crew worked late and got everything on camera.
The final shoot day on Wednesday saw Stu move over to be a photographers assistant, as this day was all about capturing still images for social media.
The team knocked it out of the park, finishing 3 hours early!! Well it made up for the previous day.
The crew ran 2 Sony cameras (1 x FX7 and 1 x FX9), with one mounted onto the dolly to create a number of tracking shots of the food preparation.
We also used a vision mixer with a number of screens so that the clients could monitor the live footage and playback from each camera from their VIP seating area.
The footage will be used to create a number of adverts for web / social media and we look forward to seeing how they turned out!
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