It was fascinating to work with Stephan Wong from Jesus College talking about his artwork and his stylistic approach to painting landscapes. When talking with Stephan before the interviews it was clear his work evoked emotion, innovation, and passion within him. As producers we wanted to make sure this came across within the video.
We filmed at multiple locations that Stephan selected to paint in. You could tell he felt focused and peaceful within these environments. When capturing him in these locations, we encouraged him to verbally share with us his creative thought process and how it influenced how the paint hit the paper. Getting Stephan to expand on his inner thoughts created a beautiful and immersive dialogue that we used for the video.
On the filming days we made sure to capture a range of still and moving shots around the different locations. Having a variety of B roll(close ups, distance, action shots etc.) is key to creating a visual fluid video. We also made sure to capture a range of shots of him gradually painting the final piece. Having lots of amazing shots made creating the narrative a lot more cohesive with the dialogue and message of the video. We also made sure to capture a range of shots of him gradually painting the final piece.
In post-production we checked the rushes and then did two edits; one for B roll shots and once for dialogue from the interviews. Once we had the narrative down, we could then create imagery using the selected b roll. Paired with graphics, music, and soundscape we created this video which is emotional and informative.
We are extremely proud to have been a part of this project. To learn more about Stephan’s work visit this page.