It was great working with the Future Filmmakers team again. Amy's film 'Wave Length' has worked really well. It's always great to do the cinematography on these films. Looking forward to the next one!
Just finished the shoot for Oxford Royale Academy's Future Filmmakers Programme. Very enjoyable few days. This time the students were extremely lucky to have Anton Lesser (Game of Thrones, Wolf Hall, Pirates of the Caribbean, Endeavour) as one of the actors. When I was a film student we were lucky to have actors, let alone one of Anton's calibre! He was extremely helpful, patient with the students, and a great bloke. Thanks Anton! I'll post the film when it's edited. You can see production stills under 'Recent Projects'.
A couple of years ago I helped set up Future Filmmakers Programme with Oxford Royale Academy. You can see the first film produced 'Amidst the Flowers' elsewhere on this site. I'm delighted that this year there are more students and that once again I am helping with the shoots. Basically the excellent Bruce Windwood teaches day to day, but the premise of the course was that the students have a chance to work with pro crew to realise the scripts they have written. So that means that pro actors, sound recordist, camera and production assistants and me as director of photography. It's a chance for the students to really experience what it is like to be on (as near as possible) a pro shoot and learn some of the tricks of the trade. The students all get hands on the camera and get to direct, produce and work with actors. Last week was the practice shoot, and I may post a link to that later, but image below. Next week, full shoot, so it will be great to work with all the crew and students. Thanks to Dan for the image.