THEY GAVE US THE KEY TO THE CITY!
One of the funnest and most exciting shooting days in my career. again kudos to the gear(canon 5d w/ 2 lenses 24 & 50mm) for being small enough to let me sneak around the city undetected as I mirrored 2 giant happy faces that were grabbing attention from everywhere! Instead of casting tons of extras we decided to use everyone we ran into in the video right on the spot. the whole thing was very spontaneous. I did have a concept and script we just need to walk round the city and bag the shots in a timely manner and still have enough time to shoot our big finale at the giants game at AT&T Park. The video below is what came out of one day shooting in the city with our 2 happy faces.
Also captured the Golden Gate singing shots with Pennan Brae during an amazing fog storm that was rolling over the bridge the eve of our big shooting day! Oh when I say OUR…Our crew consisted of Pennan Brae(singer/songwriter) who also played the male Happy face and our very own FFE grip/ac Robert Slaney who we give the BIGFAR award to for bucking up and taking the female Happy Face role when no one else would. He brought his A game! and me Tim Cash and my little 5d and 2 lens. no supports,tripods or anything else used during the making of this video. Just down and dirty gonzo above the law filmmaking….or under the law not sure what phrase to use there. either way I just looked like every other tourist on the street with a Canon 5D so epic WIN!
Happy Face’s designed for the video by Allison Murphy of Utilitu Designs