May 16 2014
In a random street in Flanders, 3 brothers -living next to
each other in 3 identical houses- lead a monotonous,
uninspired life. When a young woman moves into the house across the
street, their quiet lives take an unexpected turn.
Actors Sven De Ridder, Stefaan Degand and Tom Audenaert
made the set of 'De Smet' an unforgettable one, cracking jokes
between takes and making absurd remarks at moments nobody expected
them. As we have grown accustomed to in Belgium, the weather
wasn’t always on our side, confronting us with gale-force
winds, flaring sun and torrential downpours, all in a days time.
Not that I’m complaining, the range of colours and available
light was a lot of fun.
Using the 50mm prime on the first day (indoor) was nice
as it gave me a great depth of field to work with. Since the room
was pretty small and my movements somewhat limited by this, I
decided to single out more details instead of overviews. As the set
moved outside on the second day I was there, I opted to go for my
trusted 24-70mm and was looking more at the movements of the guys
they joyfully worked
their way to the wrap of another job well done.