Sara Remington’s Epic Shoot For Del Taco
Having a pre-existing relationship with a client certainly comes in handy. This was the case for photographer Sara Remington, who landed an “epic” gig with Del Taco on the merits of previous jobs she had done for them. When ad agency Camp+King called her up a few weeks ago she was excited for the opportunity to do another editorial-style shoot for them. But Camp+King had something a bit different in mind.
“They called me to shoot a live action bit for a new line of burritos Del Taco was introducing. I was a bit hesitant at first because I had never even done motion professionally! They managed to convince me that I could do an awesome job, and I was glad they did,” remarked Sara about landing the job.
On its face, the assignment was a relatively simple one: Get a beauty shot (or “food porn shot,” according to Sara) of the different Epic Burritos being promoted. The assignment was complicated somewhat by the Hitchcockian feel that Camp+King wanted to convey. This necessitated slow pans and tight shots, so the burrito was very visible. “Burritos are not always the most beautiful of foods, particularly ones filled with mashed potatoes and only dressed on the open end.” But thanks to a fantastic production team, including a stellar food stylist, Sara was able to portray the exact feeling that her client was looking for.
Sara couldn’t have been more excited to do her first motion shoot. “The best thing was being able to take a step back and look objectively for the first time at how motion affects my business and creativity. I loved it.” Having majored in film and cinematography in college, Sara was able to rediscover her love for motion work, and plans to continue to do more. “In a few years, I anticipate a paradigm shift in my work. I’m hoping for a 50/50 split between still and motion.”
For more of Sara’s mouth-watering imagery, visit her FoundFolios portfolio.