As part of the 100th birthday celebration for the American Cancer Society, I produced and directed two 60-second spots highlighting some of the services and achievements the organization has made against cancer.
The first spot was filmed on location in Austin, Texas, and East Islip (Long Island), New York. I shot this with Joe Simon and Joe Piancentino, with me running 2nd camera on each shoot as well as directing. Both spots were filmed with the Canon C300, a camera I am growing to love more and more with each project. I shot in Canon’s C-log mode and graded the finished spots in DaVinci Resolve. It’s been a simple workflow that’s been yielding strong results so far.
Michele and Simone:
The second vignette tells the story of a ground-breaking study in the late 60s that altered the treatment of Hodgkin’s disease forever. This was filmed on location at Yale Cancer Center in New Haven, Connecticut and in Burlington, Vermont. Special thanks to Dr. Vincent DeVita for giving us the time to tell this story.
It is always an honor to tell the stories of people who are making a difference in other people’s lives. No matter how small or how big those contributions may be, it’s nice to know these acts are helping to make the world a better place.