Using a real people approach for these spots, director Leo Scherman and I worked together to come up with a plan to shoot with multiple cameras in public spaces.
Using three Arri Amira cameras, outfitted with Fuji Cabrio 19-90mm zooms, we worked entirely with natural light – in an exterior day location on the waterfront in Toronto and at a shopping mall interior atrium space. We used Bryan Trieb on steadicam to act as a roving master, and Eric Gerard was hand held with an Easy Rig. I operated the central long-lens camera on sticks, using the Fuji Cabrio 85-300mm zoom. Leo and I were able to see all three cameras together in one spot with my camera, and we used the HME DX100 wireless headset system to communicate with our operators, 1st AD Bruno Louza and the rest of our camera team. Having this instant hands free communication was essential to be able to react on the fly to find shots and to keep each other out of our shots.