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.
After a few last minute technical glitches we uploaded to YouTube late last night and submitted all our documentation to Celebrate The Web and Audiosocket in time for the deadline of 10 AM this morning. So Team BREW are officially in CTW6!
So…what have we been working on for the last week? Well, it’s something very different to ‘Mind My Brains, Darling!‘. Entitled ‘This Human Body’, it is a powerful drama about a man who has to face up to his mortality and his past. You might need your kleenex:
And now, HUGE THANK YOUS to some people who have really made the difference in getting this film made:
Rob Hunt: who is a fantastic DP and brought so much to the filming. We learned a huge amount and can’t wait to work with Rob again. Check out Rob’s other work at Phasefirefilms.com and watchstandardaction.com Megan Lynch: Production Assistant. Megan stepped in to help me with music selection and with some really good perspectives on the pilot and webseries descriptions. And she really helped to keep me on track when things got a little out of hand. Support an indie artist and buy Megan’s album here: http://meganlynch.bandcamp.com/ Rebecca Higgins: Actor. She was so much fun and good natured through all the takes we did. #cuteextreme Our family: The rest of the family have been really supportive and helpful throughout this last week and that makes such a huge difference. Thanks, you guys!