I was honoured to be asked to film this global commercial for Mitsubishi Motors for the terrific new Outlander PHEV 2016. I had previously shot the Japanese release commercial for the 2014 model.
Masaki Yamazaki was the Director, and I really enjoyed working with him again.
We filmed in Melbourne, Australia, and it was a two day shoot. I was already in Sydney with my Grip, Josh Dunn, so we flew to Melbourne with the camera equipment and worked in with the local crew.
For the close ups of the talent I used a low loader and the MoVI M15. This gave me control over the lighting, and I was able to achieve a controlled camera position easily.
The tracking shots were filmed from an open tracking vehicle and I used a Flight Head 5. It was a really great option on the streets of Melbourne as we had a rolling traffic block, with trams and cars doing hook turns to dodge.
Melbourne was a great place to work. I really enjoyed the city and the local crew were excellent. Hopefully I get to film there again one day!
(Thanks very much to 2nd AC Michelle Marchant for the photos).
Director of Photography: Ben Ruffell