Client: House of Absolute
Garth Thomas is a freelance camera operator and editor with a particular focus and interest in
music and dance.
When approached by the dance company House of Absolute to produce a promo video, his deep
knowledge and understanding of dance really drew the best from the client. The shoot was simple
in design but very technical in execution for those both sides of the camera.
Shot against white on an FS700 with the Odyssey 7Q, its monitoring capabilities allowed for very
accurate and assured consistency in filming. Several layers of footage were at times composited
with each other as a form of set extension, and white is a deceptively unforgiving backdrop to film
against at times. With so many performers to consider too, these logistics were a choreography of
their own to maintain while also considering the energy and spontaneity of the performances. But
needless to say, the challenges were considered and overcome and is very evident in the final
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