Geoff Boyle FBKS
Cinematographer

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Lisa Stansfield "Change"




This was a joy to shoot, we had 3 days in Lisbon and my normal commercials AC. I came straight to this job from the Estoril Grand Prix where I'd been filming Nigel Mansell preparing for the race. I was still running at race speed for the first few hours of this job, recce'ing the first locations at 2 in the morning.


The brief was to make her look "Vogue and sexy", we succeeded so well that almost a whole days rushes were never used. "Too Vogue and too sexy".


We'd set-up on a balcony for a sunset tracking shot when the sky started to go black and the biggest thunderstorm to hit Lisbon in years started. We went with the fill-light as a key and used the lightning in the background as effects. My electricians were moving as fast as they could to re-position HMI's to light the surrounding buildings.


The shot on the cliff was one of the scariest I've operated on. We had a Panther with a jib starting level with LISA and then jibbing up and tracking forward to reveal the 200' drop behind/below her. Lisa had 2 people holding onto her legs. I was jibbing up into a hurricane!. We did 4 takes with a 35mm and 4 takes with a 50mm before I refused to do any more.


  • Director Steve Lowe

  • Producer Ronnie West

  • Telecine Colourist Mick @ VTR

  • AC Martin Shepherd

  • Gaffer Riki Butland


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