Shooting video while doing stills is a great idea, but as in this instance it nearly went wrong. Anticipating a bit of action when the pudding was set on fire I took a video at the clients request , not a big deal , maybe for web use, but a video needs a beginning and an end, a photograph captures the moment.
As it turned out , the flames weren’t that strong and the brandy refused to ignite unless thoroughly heated. While distracted by the video process , I almost missed the moment! Everything was well prepared so it was just a matter of pushing the button and getting a sequence with the Medium format camera , but next time video will be better catered for with perhaps the assistant in charge.