First day Book Trailer shoot for Umm Zakiyyah’s latest book “Hearts We Lost”

Posted: April 23, 2011 in Videography

After weeks of pre-production and audtions, we finally reach the principle photography stage.  The scene was shot in Basha Restaurant in downtown Toronto (Yonge/Isabella St.)  The main actor was available for only 2 hours so we had to shoot fast.  Alhamduillah we were able to get the shots we need.

Afterwards, we shots the actress playing Hasna for a few hours.  We experimental with tracking shots as well as multiple camera shoot.  It was a good hands-on experience with some new equipment our team recently acquired such as the Philip Bloom’s Pocket Dolley.

As usual we shot with Canon 5DII and Canon 7D with 55mm f1.2; 70-200mm II f/2.8 IS and 24-70 L f/2.8.

Special thanks to the entire cast and crew for their hardwork on the friday.

On-Location Sound: Sara Takieddin

Videographer: Salman Sajun

Hasna: Shakera Nagil

Vernon: Donny Gyan

Lastly, thanks again for Basha’s hospitality for allowing us to shoot on a busy weekend.  Without Javier Castellanos and Susan Tafesh, the shoot wouldn’t have been possible.   Thank you.


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