Sunday, November 2, 2014

Film making again

It's been a long while since I've worked on any films - either side of the camera, and so it was nice to get back in the saddle working on a mini series with Polished Project. Polished Project are Wojtek Kozakiewicz and Lukasz Warzecha. I've known Lukasz for four or so years now as a photographer so it was exciting to be working together on a project.

I came up with a basic story idea for our three film series for Marmot following Steve McClure together with Leah Crane as they returned to revisit Steve's old stomping grounds in the slate quarries of North Wales. The first film focusses on Leah's ascent of The Mau Mau a tough E4 crack.

Of course one of the skills of good film making is being flexible with the real stories that evolve on the day - sometimes very differently than you might have scripted. Many of the other skills of good film making are evident in the quality of Wojtek and Lukasz's camerawork (I was the third and most 'junior' cameraman) and Wojtek's brilliant editing. There are two more films to come in the next few weeks so keep an eye out. In the mean time you can see the first film on Youtube here or UKC here.