Wavebreak Media: Breaking a Story

Sean Prior, CEO of the Irish-owned company Wavebreak Media, well-known to Depositphotos buyers as a Platinum contributor, has kindly agreed to give us a short interview. Crazy shoots and challenges, team and equipment, competitors and stock industry trends – these and other topics coming straight from the source. Please read below.
Depositphotos: Sean, tell us about your team. What background do your employees have?
Sean Prior: All our employees are highly creative and dedicated to producing top-class video and images. They very much share the same vision and work ethic. We have a good mix on our team but the common characteristic is that everyone has real passion for what we do.
Depositphotos: How many people are usually involved in a shoot?
Sean Prior: We could have as many as 40 people on set for a big shoot. This involves lighting, hair and makeup, styling, models, assistants, runners, production management and so on. It might sound a bit over the top, but think of a small Hollywood film and you might not be that far off.
Depositphotos: What was the best and the most exciting project you’ve implemented?
Sean Prior: There have been so many. We have done many crazy and bizarre things, but the most recent was when we rented an entire hospital for a week and spent about 70 hours shooting 40 models. We were allowed to turn on all the machines and even build a pharmacy in the hospital. It was just us and a large hospital with just one caretaker who we gave a bottle of whiskey to on the first day and he was happy to let us run around like kids. There is a very short behind-the-scenes on our blog. You can also see our director of photography in a cage with a cheetah, with just a man with a shovel to protect him. We also have one or two really crazy ones planned in slow motion – so watch this space.

Around the World in 80 Days: Turin

Phileas Fogg reached Turin on October 4, 1872. at 6:35 a.m. and left the city at 7:20 a.m., which we consider very unfortunate. Thе capital of the Italian north is known for its beautiful architecture, piazzas, parks and delicious Italian cuisine. How can one spend less than an hour in such a place? No haste or bet could be more important than the beauty of this Piedmont capital. Turin deserves more precise attention, and today we will attract that attention with these great views of the city.

City of Turin skyline panorama seen from the hill | Stock Photo © Depositphotos | Luca Silvestro Santilli

Halloween is approaching!

The feast of All Hallows Eve is coming! Prepare to scare and be scared! We’ve got some spooky inspiration for you here: thrill to these select Halloween images we have to share. But beware – even more can be found in our special Halloween lightbox (watch out: the prices have been slashed!)

Boy Touching Halloween Ghost | Stock Photo © Depositphotos | Melpomene

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