I received a call in December of 2022 from the Animal Farm team asking me if I was interested in working with them on a documentary style project for Cisco. Naturally I said yes... and over the next several months and many pre-production meetings we landed on a visual direction for the project and started planning for the shoot days in San Jose at the Cisco headquarters.
Some interview and b-roll footage from the production, no audio.
I knew that the story was going to focus on cyber security so I utilized a lot of quadrant framing and shot the interviews using an Eye-Direct during the production. My role was to direct the on set production and work as director of photography. We worked with a great crew in San Jose, California and Raleigh, North Carolina - the crew mentioned to me how helpful it was that I mocked up a lighting and camera diagram prior to production so everyone was on the same page.
This production was so much fun to work on and you can read more about the project and see a short cut of film on Sans Serifs website.