Filmmaker Paul Cook Takes Advantage of Sachtler’s Versatility for Magpie
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“It was a relief to have a tripod system that never hindered the camera team or limited my intended movement of the camera”
“I used the FSB 10 for all 12 days of shooting – 10 of which were consecutive – so I became very accustomed to and subsequently dependent on its qualities and ideal uses. During production, it balanced and moved our heavy FS7 cinema setup with smooth, controlled motion, making it a great balance of simplicity and functionality. It’s an incredibly quick, reliable and sturdy support system, so it’s a great match for any fast-moving environment, whether that’s corporate jobs, documentary work, or a low-budget independent film like ours.”
Even though unexpected problems are always lurking on every set, Cook emphasizes a simple yet crucial step in the production process.
“Planning and preparation are what make or break a film project like this. If you can foresee what obstacles you may run into and plan ahead, they will be far less likely to turn into a problem later down the line. On something low budget like our project, it comes down to what you know, who you’re working with, and how you tackle those issues together. For me, it’s not necessarily about getting the absolute best crew you can afford. It's about getting the right crew for the job, and that means getting a crew who shares your passion and understands your vision.”
Magpie is set to be released next year, but you can follow the progress of the film at www.magpiethefilm.com.