While shooting Remand, a mini-documentary directed by Andy Reale about Uganda’s judicial system, cinematographer John Pope toured Uganda’s largest maximum security prison. Employing Freefly’s MoVI M10 stabilizer, he says he was able to “capture profound cinematic images. With a Canon EOS C300 camera and a variety of L-series zooms and primes, I was able to work quickly with my assistant and MoVI tech, Tyson Vanskiver, to acquire intimate images in a sea of bright, vivid yellow and orange uniforms.”
The camera stabilizer, Pope explains, allows him to capture single, long takes, and to quickly improvise. “It’s small enough to fit in tighter spaces and allows for extremely fast blocking, shot composition and B-roll arrangement,” he adds.