We’ve been friends with the Standard Action crew for quite a while and meet up several times a year at various events. Last year Rob Hunt joined us for Celebrate The Web 6 and was fantastic as Director of Photography and Assistant Director. Rob really raised our game and it was a pleasure working with him. We also had the opportunity to return the favour, working as background (extras) on episode 3 of Season 2:
The team are very friendly and professional (as you would expect) and we had an excellent day. Knowing how hard it is to keep everything going, we tried to stay well away from the shooting until our debut, just in case we interfered with any shots. We hung out, enjoying the ambiance and the fact we were not the ones worried about lights, cameras and action for once. And not having to worry about BodyLine for our shots. In fact, we were almost inverse BodyLine, with only our heads showing 🙂
The attention to detail and thought behind every shot, costume and line is obvious in the finished product. What you don’t see (but which is probably equally obvious) is that Standard Action is a well-oiled machine. A well-oiled machine that has great craft service and a crew that genuinely enjoys working with each other.
Make sure you check out the Standard Action website to catch all the other episodes and find out where the team will be appearing this year.
We can’t wait to see the next episode!