These competitions are as fun as they are gruelling. In April, I worked with a great team who are becoming a really solid crew (most of the same lot as the Hansel and Gretel shoot) to enter another 48 hour film competition. The same rules applied as with the 48 hour challenge in Exeter, but this one had much more at stake: a feature film development deal. For me, it meant lighting without a gaffer, using a steadicam and shooting a science fiction film on a £0 budget while making sure it looked convincing, all for the first time. Here’s how it panned out. Read more…
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.
I’m really looking forward to 2012 for all sorts of reasons. I’ll be making the leap into freelancing full time in April and moving to London, which means a lot more camera assisting, as well as aiming to meet competition and application deadlines for my own films. To hit the ground running at the very start of the year, I’ll be shooting an adaptation of the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel. The last few weeks have been spent on and off location, preparing for the shoot which will take place from the 4th – 8th of January. At the bottom of this post, I’ve included some stills from lighting tests.
I have a friend from university who writes a really brilliant blog, where she sometimes interviews people. The articles are broad but all have the same focus on the passion or ‘wonder’ that people invest in their interests and/or work. Knowing that I’m quite keen on cameras and that, she asked to interview me.
I talk a bit about some of the cinematographers, photographers and film makers I’m interested in and inspired by, how I approach film making and my plans for the future. As with the blog, I try to offer some helpful advice along the way too. As ever, I hope you enjoy!
I urge you to read the other interviews too, as they’re all excellent.