Lydia Mountain Lodge 30 Second Spot
We went into the woods because we wished to film deliberately.
Two days of ziplines, ATVs, tubing, and some of the nicest people you'll ever meet, and bam, you've got a broadcast-ready commercial. We put a Zeiss ZE kit through it's paces, beat our Atlas10 like it owed us money (at one point Jake turned to me and said "If we do one more slider shot I think I'm going to barf) and came away with some really pretty stuff. Fantastic lighting by Chris Magruder.
It was my first time directing a crowd, we had probably 20-30 extras come out for the concert shot (and the wide angle didn't even make the edit :/ ) It felt good. I told a joke to distract the audience. It bombed. Then, Karla, our lead actress, got up and told the following:
A guy went to a psychiatrist. "Doc," he said, "I keep having these alternating recurring dreams. First I'm a teepee, then I'm a wigwam, then I'm a teepee, and then I'm a wigwam. It's driving me crazy. What's wrong with me?"
The doctor replied, "It's very simple. You're two tents."
Edited on-site, and then handed over for VO and scoring by Todd Googins and Attila Molnar, respectively.
The Zeiss 100mm Makro-Planar might be a perfect lens.