L’Oreal and UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) give money to outstanding women in science each year… it is amazing to see women in science getting support for their research.
The UNESCO-L’ORÉAL fellowships scheme focuses on UNESCO’s premise that people are the world’s greatest resource and that innovation and excellence, especially among the young women community, deserve to be supported and encouraged through the concerted efforts of the international community. The award of the fellowships constitutes a key strategy through which impetus is being given to the enhancement of the role of women in devising scientific solutions to problems confronting humankind in the twenty-first century.
Drew Gardner was commissioned to shoot a video highlighting Dr Heather Whitney so he and I set out to shoot this in two days. Well, most of each day was spend driving and we had about 2 hours with Dr Whitney each day. I loved hearing from her about her research, it is amazing that she is making things that will change the world.
I think we all get caught up in the work that we do and don’t realize that there are people out there with goals to actually reduce world hunger and save real peoples lives.
After watching the video above, watch the video below to hear Drew and I talk about our decisions and thoughts on each shot in the video. Drew was cooking lunch and I ambushed him with my laptop… it was not planned out… haha…
And finally, here are some clips of us getting ready for the shoot… testing out some of the equipment the day before the shoot.
Drew wrote up a post with all the gear that we used in the shoot, take a look at it and see what we had to haul around England in two days to get all this done. Our journey was basically from one end of the country to the other…
Here is how we mounted the 5D mark II to do the down shot of the stair way:
Here is me pulling a giant wagon of gear!!!
And here is the Canon T2i (Canon 550d) with the 100mm macro stuffed into and taped to a shower cap so the bees don’t get out… if you look closely you can see there are two bees in the shower cap:
And finally here is the 5D mark II with the Zacuto EVF stuffed in the thing
So, leave a comment below or tweet at me with some of the crazy things you have done with gear just to get some shots done.