I have done a fair amount of work with DP Thom McCallum and his production company 7th Movement. This assignment was special. 16 day shoot. 14 flights. South Africa. Mozambique. Kenya. Ethiopia. We were to film athletes competing in the upcoming Brazil Summer Olympics. Gold Medal Swimmer and the only swimmer to beat Michael Phelps – Chad Le Clos. Gold Medal Runner David Rudisha from Kenya. Elite womens runner and medalist from Ethiopia Ginzebe Dibaba from Ethiopia. A secondary assignment was to film USA Gold Medalist Allyson Felix in Mozambique supporting education work for international education advocacy group Right To Play. Let’s just say we had alot to do in a very short amount of time. The entire experience was AMAZING!
This shoot was hard….and this shoot was one of the most memorable and favorite of my career. Up at 4am…flight….shoot until late in the day….drive on a dirt road for several hours…get a few hours sleep….repeat.
If you ever get a chance to go to South Africa, Mozambique, Kenya or Ethiopia…you should GO!