Honestly, not a month goes by when I’m not shooting something related to healthcare… and I love it. I worked four years in cancer research. While I was a horrible, horrible scientist, my appreciation for advancements in the field far exceeds my appreciation for, say, zombies or music videos.
As part of our ongoing work with UK media house VisMedia, we were sourced to put together a shoot with AstraZeneca partner Foundation Medicine in Cambridge, MA.
While we love being behind the camera, high-quality travel jobs can be far, far easier when you source excellent local gear and expertise. In this case, I took a bare-bones production setup (FS5, Helix Jr. gimbal, a few LED lights, and a wired lav) in a carry-on and principally filled the role of a shooting field producer. DP and grip were provided by the ever-excellent Beryllium Pictures.
This job was more of a people sketch, dealing with the collaborations and successes, but of course no research shoot is complete without somebody in white pipetting something into or out of a tube. We delivered.