Ergophobia is a short film written, directed by, and starring Jai Brandon. It's about a man child his girlfriend who is desperate to whip him into shape.
The pair are robbed by a mask clad bandito, stakes rise as the pizza girl arrives.
This was the first time I DPed something and didn't operate the camera. Most every shot was on a steadicam, operated by the badass Ryan Toussieng.
I sat behind the monitor all day and let me tell you, it felt amazing. Getting things just right without worrying about the mechanics of the camera and self correction was sort of a revelation for me; I fell in love with the steadicam, and having an operator. I realize it's not right for everything, but man, when it is.
Jai is really talented and I can't wait to see the finished product, we really put our hearts into this intimate two day shoot.