THE IMPOSSIBLE IMAGE
In hindsight a scamp would perhaps have been easier to interpret, but no… I had a mock up from a Creative Director with photoshop and an iPhone.
So here we are, on the South Bank with our permits and crew and it’s imperative that I get the model casually walking away from the city with the Houses of Parliament in the background.
Looking for the angle I end up with Duncan, the model, walking along a wall whilst I’m on the ground, in a flower bed, under a bush.
Bang on I’ve got the spot! I’ve got the model walking, I’ve got the Houses of Parliament in exactly in the right place with the towers either side of him and I’ve even got the same sort of angle on the lampposts.
Yet I’m still getting it in the ear from the CD…
Because you can’t see the water like you can in the mock-up.
Tactfully I ask where the CD was actually stood when he took his recce picture. (Much nearer the wall so you could see the water)
Tactfully I then check that the cut out of David Gandy was presumably walking along the ground when the CD cut him out for his mock-up. (He was.)
Tactfully I point out that for me to recreate the mock-up exactly I need Duncan to levitate.
Preferably a metre in the air.
Above the path.
Nearer the wall.
Without drawing a crowd.
So that I can stand up to get the shot and be able to see the water as well…
As long as it’s high tide.
With a rueful smile on my face I point out that in the absence of us having a levitating David Gandy the mock-up is pretty much an impossible shot to get in camera and that we've pretty much just nailed it…
*To be honest, it might not have been that
tactful but we've worked together for over a decade and have been described as a bit of an old married couple at times.
We did however move on to the next shot...
Shot for Telford Homes