“Hi, my name’s Laurence, I’m the new videographer.” I’ve used those words a lot since I joined MEC in March. Since then, I’ve met great people, learned a ton about the company, and have been made to feel right at home.
Last week rose to the top of my personal charts when a shipment of video production equipment arrived in a box with my name stamped all over it! I’d barely cracked it open when Creative Manager, Dianne asked if I’d like to test it out at an MEC yoga wear photo shoot the next day. No need to ask twice.
The next morning I realized I had no camera case, so I crammed a bunch of video gear in an MEC cooler (surprisingly good for the job) and set off in search of a studio called Hackspace on East Hastings in Vancouver. Directions included the somewhat cryptic: “enter via alley.” A brief search of the graffiti decorated brickwork revealed a tiny Hackspace decal on a large iron door. Dianne greeted me and lead me up to a yoga studio like no other. Our backdrop oozed gritty urban charm, and the shoot was already in full flow.
I unpacked my cooler and started ducking and diving between set-ups, capturing footage and trying to keep out of the way of the photographers and everyone’s impossibly bendy limbs. Check out the result after I hit the edit suite to put together this reel that captures the day.