The "Pon My Mind" shoot posed some interesting specific challenges for Charlie. “We found ourselves packed into a little gorgeous flat in West London, full of character yet short on space. The art department worked extremely hard to dress the set and offer solutions from hiding and blocking light stands, cables, mirrors, reflections... all the challenges you'd expect from filming in a real location.”
He believes the TRINITY was perfect for the shoot. “I can go higher, lower, faster, and offer endless frames and angles,” he says. “I can look around corners, simulate a dolly shoot regardless of what ground surface I’m walking on or obstacles I have to glide over. I have full control with a push of one button. That translates to more options and flexibility to the production.”
“The TRINITY is a powerful piece of kit, revolutionary, versatile, reliable, quick, and efficient. It’s an incredible asset to have on set.”
And that’s something Olan Collardy fully agrees with. “The TRINITY really empowered me as a DP to make bold choices that helped enhance my visual storytelling. It’s also an incredible time saver, because it enabled me to capture the story from whatever viewpoint or perspective I wanted, without a setup cost per shot.”
And for director Meji Alabi, it’s all about creative choices. “Ultimately, the TRINITY is a fantastic tool and when in the right operator’s hands—Charlie Rizek, for example—it’s just out of this world. The amount of flexibility it gives you, and the multitudes of shots that you can dream up makes it my go to.”
You can see the video of "Pon My Mind" here.