Jordie LePage directed 2021 WMFF feature “Leap Year.” We asked him a few questions, see our Q&A conversation below:
What is in your gear bag/kit?
We shot Leap Year on a few different Cameras, the primary being a Red Gemini with canon zooms and the other main camera being the Black magic pocket 4k, we also had a DJI inspire 2 and a DJI Phantom 4. These types of shoot usually call for adaptable gear choices so Patrick Henry our producer and other shooter and I will pack my truck full of everything we have, cameras, lights, stands and gimbals to just be as prepared as possible so we can scale up or down…
What item can you not live without?
Other than a camera of any sort, one of the most important things I’d hate to live without is good set of ND (neutral density) filters. In documentary film making there often isn’t the luxury of controlling the light, sound or location but with a set of ND filters you can at least control your depth of field.