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
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
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
hurricane!. We did 4 takes with a 35mm and 4 takes with a 50mm
before I refused to do any more.