Over the past couple of months I have been working on an external project to my masters course – commissioned to produce 6 short films for Penwith Community Development Trust (PCDT) in Penzance.
It has been a huge undertaking for myself and fellow course mate Catherine Feltham (with Daniel Holmes on photography). We have just finished the first 3 films before going off to film our final projects in various far-flung locations (myself in Cambodia).
Myself and Catti are on the filming side of things. Between us we will be filming, producing, editing, directing, interviewing and presenting the feature videos. Having already made a 6 minute film for the Eden Project’s first World Pasty Championships and spent many a late night together editing, we know that we work really well as a team (team EDNA to be precise), so the project should be nothing but a fantastic experience.
Dan has been recruited to cover the still images. He did a BA in press photography at University College Falmouth and is a bit of a star behind the camera. He also owns a car and the ability to drive us around the furthest reaches of Cornwall has been a definite bonus!! (not to mention his equipment carrying skills).
The filming is quite a major project, and we have therefore set up a blog just for this; PCDTfilms to show people our progress and keep the commissioners up-to-date. There will be frequent posts as we go out and about to film around Cornwall, so take a look and let me know what you think.
After three all-nighters editing until at least 2am, sorting through god knows how many hours of footage and compiling a sequence of shots to go with music, the first ever World Pasty Championship held at the Eden Project has a feature video to showcase the entire day’s events.
The first World Pasty Championship took place this weekend, March 3 2012 at The Eden Project. Myself, Catherine Feltham and James Rose managed to obtain press passes to cover the event on behalf of Globe Troffer; an online food blog.