Vietnam-based commercial photographer Justin Mott recently shot an Instagram guest story for an Intercon resort property in Danang, Vietnam. As it turns out, the project was seen by a client who would later hire Justin to shoot for Intercontinental Hotel Group’s corporate office and photography guidelines.
Mott Visuals has three segments: commercial video/stills, wedding, and editorial, as Justin says that “times have changed and to make a living in photography most of us need to be able to do many things.”
The fact that Justin and his team shoot both stills and motion was a major plus for the client, as they hired the team to return and film a brand Concierge video that all of the properties will have on their website. Justin and editor/cinematographer Colin Elphick met with the corporate marketing team in Bangkok to get to know the brand and its goals in order to create a video that would be appropriate for all of their over 20 resorts. View the video here.
Justin’s biggest challenge with this project was the time constraint, as he aimed to use as much natural light as possible:
I love using as much natural light and capturing as many natural moments as I can in my stills and in our video work, but that means getting as much done as we can during the magical hours of sunrise and sunset. The budget for models was only two full days so we had to work quickly and efficiently. We had 4 models, plus the client, and our team so moving from location to location took a little time. Colin shot every scene with me, that might us light and quick. Scouting and sticking to a strict schedule down to the minute made the biggest difference.