Reed Short Film Competition 2014

2014 got off to an exciting start with my main project in January being a personal short film project for the 2014 Reed.co.uk Short Film Competition.

The theme this year was ‘Family Business‘ and myself, fellow filmmaker Thomas Mould and Carmel Hannant (who also stars in the film) came up with a comedy script entitled ‘Success is Relative’. We shot the whole thing in a day and I then edited the film over the space of a fortnight to meet the competition’s 22nd January deadline. The finished film is now up online and available to view!

We were proud to make the selection of 50 longlisted films for the competition but unfortunately did not make the shortlist of 12 announced in early April. Nevertheless we are still incredibly proud of what we achieved and hope you enjoy!

The stars of the film are: Andromeda Godfrey, Tom Bonington, Heather Skermer, Carmel Hannant, Matt Downton and Lucas Rushby (an 8 year old acting prodigy in my opinion!)

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Florence

Last September I was lucky enough to be asked to shoot for Hard Rock Cafe at their ‘Hard Rock rocks the square‘ event in Florence. Whilst I was there my main job was to shoot general views, cutaways and timelapses – basically to travel around the city as a tourist, shooting as I went! Please let me know what you think! All feedback appreciated.

This is a mini-film I’ve put together of the footage I shot, along with a few of my favourite timelapses thrown in. Hard Rock had specifically asked for some of the beauty shots to be shot with a tilt-shift effect which was awesome. I hired the Canon TS-E 17mm f/4.0 lens to achieve that, opting for the 17mm version (over Canon’s 24mm option) as I knew I’d be shooting a lot of wide landscape shots and towering architecture that would be a challenge to fit into my frame.

The whole thing was shot on the Canon 5D mark III with Canon lenses; TS-E 17mm f/4.0, the 24-70mm f/2.8, the 70-200 f/4 L USM, and the 50mm f/1.4.

Florence Italy