Sam Hill - 12th Nov 2012

'Demon Days' is a fabulous short focusing on the work of inventive super-chef Alvin Leung for culture mega-blog NOWNESS. It's a astounding array of incredible short shots and the effect is terrific. The film features top DoP David Procter putting Ryan's alien, culinary visuals into reality.

Ryan says: "The 'Demon Chef' project was always going to be a challenge to make, as with all my work I prefer to shoot everything 'in camera' and as this is hard in photography, its even more difficult in film. I believe shooting everything 'in camera' brings another dimension to the work that CGI can't bring. I met with Thomas Petherick (set designer) and David Procter (DoP) to discuss what I wanted to achieve.

"There was lots of plans, drawings and ideas on techniques, cameras to use and how we can make sure everything is kept abstract. So working with macro lenses to play with object sizes, chemicals, explosives, blow torches, inks, speakers and blenders we set out to create an abstract World that referenced the importance of creativity, innovation, science & food culture. From burning meat to look like meteorites, dripping liquid metal on to pineapple's to making steaks look like mountain ranges and creating Universes in blenders."

Credits

DirectorRyan Hopkinson
Director of PhotographyDavid Procter
Focus PullerTom Turley
Camera operatorChris Rogers
Executive ProducerStephen Whelan
Production ManagerSi
EditorSally Cooper
ColouristJulien Biard
Sound designSound Node

Sam Hill - 12th Nov 2012

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