I recently went on a location scout. It was a great day down on the South East coast of Britain. It was actually the first day of the really freezing cold weather. We visited the towns of Sandwich and Deal – just as quaint as they sound.
Sandwich had the main location for the film, a barge on which the main character lived. It’s gonna be hard to film on there, but it’ll be worth the effort. Lots of mini-flo attached to the ceiling etc.
In Deal we checked out the local pier – the sight of a turning point in the film and grabbed some fish and chips.
What made this location scout unique, at least for me, was that I was able to bring the Epic along in it’s lightweight configuration for the first time. The Canon mount makes the camera so much lighter and easy to handle. I had a lightweight Manfrotto tripod with me, along with a monopod. I swapped between PL and Canon a bit too. I wanted to see comparison shots between the two mounts and also how easy it was to change in the field and see if there were any bugs. Everything went smoothly.
It’s so awesome getting back to the office and re-watching the 5k videos back. It incredibly useful to capture the footage at such high resolution so easily. We cut together a small promo as we’re trying to source-fund the project. You can check out its website here.