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In Lighting

By DavidPimm

Lighting Empress: Deeper in Disguise Promo

On 28, May 2013 | In Lighting, News | By DavidPimm


Director Ross, operating on the Empress shoot

In terms of timing, this shoot was both good and bad. I had been at the NFTS for 4 months and had learnt an enormous amount that I was itching to start applying to projects outside of the curriculum. So this came along at just the right time and I was really excited to get the chance to light it. The trouble was that the video had almost no time in prep, during production or in post. I was brought on as cinematographer 4 days before the shoot. The location was confirmed on Friday 12th April and the shoot took place on Saturday 13th April. We managed to pack the whole video into a 1 day shoot with a few macro shots done over a couple of hours a few days later. The video was cut and ready a week later. The good news is we worked like crazy and it turned out really well. A nice bonus came when it aired on Scuzz, a music video channel on May 24th. So with my first cinematography work making its way onto TV, here’s how I approached and lit the video. Read more…



In Film making

By DavidPimm

Shooting Hansel and Gretel

On 12, Jan 2012 | In Film making, Lighting, News | By DavidPimm

Slating Hansel and Gretel’s approach to the house

Last week saw an overwhelming amount of cakes, pies, chocolate and…maggots. 2012 couldn’t have got off to a better start as I got the opportunity to shoot a wonderful, short adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel. Below I have included some raw frame grabs from the rushes and production photos.

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