Monday, July 1, 2013

Welcome to Sanditon - Episode 27

A couple weeks ago I was very fortunate to direct 8 episodes of 'Welcome to Sanditon' the new series from The Lizzie Bennet Diaries creators Bernie Su and Hank Green. Executive Produced and written by Jay Bushman and Margaret Dunlap, the series follows Gigi Darcy to the fictional town of Sanditon where she's beta testing a new communication app from Pemberley Digital called "Domino."

In order to learn the ropes of this format, I was the Director of Photography on the first six episodes of the series, which were directed by Bernie, and then took over as the director for the next 10. You can read Bernie's thoughts on passing the torch on his Tumblr here.

I've had an interest in this format for a while now and have been very impressed with The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. 40 million views for a year long series ain't bad. 

Sanditon was designed to serve as a mini-series before they launch the next book (which I hope to be a part of) and minimize downtime between series. It's certainly more experimental than Lizzie was or the next book and it's been educational and fun to be a part of the production process. William Wolffe, director of photography on my feature Layover, came on board as the DP for my episodes and they look great.

I'll keep posting the episodes as they are released every Monday on the Pemberley Digital YouTube Channel. Meanwhile, below you can see previous episodes, including the ones I photographed, listed in episode order.

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