I love writing. Therefore I thought I'd like blogging but I don't. Not at all... there I said it... my eyes tend to glaze over but I must keep going... or at least begin!
I have been wearing many hats these last few months, so no surprises there! It's been hard to keep up so I decided to put together a few things all at once and I hope it is not information overload....
Firstly a few words about my Panavision Work experience. Panavision the world leader in motion picture production technology is based in Greenford where I spent a very happy week in September learning more about the industry and how Panavision as a company works.
They only take on one or two interns every month so it is quite exclusive to get in and I am extremely grateful for the opportunity. We worked predominately on the camera floor helping set up and test cameras and lenses. I got hands on experience with Preston Follow Focus, Arri Follow Focus, Cinetape and the Frazier Lens System not too mention lacing a Panavision 35mm Millenium cameras with all it's accessories. Every member of staff was friendly, courteous, open to questions and approachable.
Around the same time as Panavision I met with some members of the London Animation Club with a view to getting my short script Cave Canem off the ground. It is still in the pipeline. I shall rediscover the momentum over the Christmas months. I had already seen some members work at the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Fair and I was very impressed with what I saw there. A Wonderful, open, friendly group - also on Facebook - check them out here. http://www.londonanimationclub.com/
Just after my Panavision work experience I got connected with Monica Y. Dee of rKive Productions initially to work as Camera Assistant on a 48hr PGA Short Film Festival entry called Signal Lost. Written by Heidi Bordogna and Carl Huebner it was shot in various cities across the world over a 48 hour period. Monica also directed the London section. Monica asked me to work as gaffer/lighting assistant to her next short film 'The Waiting Room' due for it's debut at the end of this month November it was a very enjoyable experience. Shot partly in studio in Battersea Bridge The Lantern Studios is a gem of a find and also worth a mention.
Way to heavy on the text so I put in a .gif file to wake up a bit....
Finally finished the edit for Linda Liebermans 'Lost at Sea' video which at the time of writing has already had it's premiere at The Crypt Gallery, St. Pancras Church, Euston Road. I hear good things from it and great feedback. If you one of the people who have seen it already please feel free to drop me an email. I am not sure what happens at the end of the show with the video but I am sure I will blog about it once I find out:
"The video ‘Lost at Sea’ has been a journey of discovery all the way from the first moments of using hessian, and making my own canvas to paint on, until this final end of the video itself." Linda Lieberman Video Concept
We can both say that it has been a journey of discovery. I relearnt my lost Final Cut Skills in one fell swoop ;)
'Collide at the Crypt' runs until the 16th November 2013 and if you haven't got to see the exhibition yet ... shame on you!! Go now...