Shinya Kimura

This is a video directed by Henrik Hansen and DP’ed by Adam Richards.   Great direction, beautifully shot and cut.   This documentary was one of 5 films nominated for the 2010 Vimeo Awards.

I actually had the pleasure of working alongside Henrik on a job for Saatchi & Saatchi for Lenovo computers a few weeks back.   Henrik Directed the TV commercial and I shot the still photos for the ad campaign.   My team and I worked in a collaborative effort alongside Henrik and the motion crew for two days then shot a day of just stills.   Great shoot.   I have to say that working alongside Henrik was really a pleasure.   I have worked with my share of directors in the past and at times it can be a trying experience.   In some instances the stills crew is often looked at as a nuisance and treated as such.   Small cog in a larger machine so to speak.   I, however,  am very good at finding ways to work within their crews and respect their protocols and get what I need without getting in their way.

Fortunately working with Henrik was much easier.   He recognized that we are all there to work toward a common goal and gave me access that we needed on their set and we got some really great stuff together.   We were actually able to return the favor on our print day when they needed to shoot some extra footage.   I love when everyone comes together with a collaborative spirit and works together.   It’s the way it should be.

Check out this film that Henrik directed.   It is really nice.

Shinya Kimura from Adam Richards on Vimeo.