"We filmed right through the day, whenever Brent was shooting," Spencer says. "We worked around what Brent was doing as his shots with the EOS R were the main focus. I had to film what he was shooting from exactly the same angle, or else I'd be in his shot. I didn't want to ruin what Brent was doing. I got to watch his style and I've never worked with a photographer who lights subjects in the field like that for documentary work. With Brent, I felt like I was on the set of a movie."
Namibia's stunning scenery also helped with the fantastical feel. "It was amazing, every place you went was a different desert ecosystem," he says. "At times it felt like you were travelling on a different planet." The final footage was worked into two edits – a main film, and a longer director's cut – showcasing the beauty of the location, the incredible people who call it home, and the vibrant photography of Brent Stirton.
"Straight out of camera, the footage looked incredible, as the light in the desert is so different. The art direction was already there and is perfect as there's nothing artificial. Everything looked beautiful to the eye, and the way the camera handled skin tones and shadows was really nice," says Spencer. "I'm so proud of the final films as they look beautiful. I chose the right camera and lens and it really paid off."