Monday, 21 February 2011

Seeing is Believing

Just finished the edit for a "behind the scenes" film we shot at the end of last year for The Aurora Orchestra.

Aurora commissioned Composer Nico Muhly to write an original piece for them and Nico came up with an extraordinary piece of music using an electric violin. Not being a massive classical music buff myself, I'm not necessarily qualified to pass judgement - all I know is, when we were filming the performance, it sent shivers down my spine...

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Down to the well...

We spent the whole day on Saturday filming the induction day for the 2010 recruits for the Green & Black's Community Development Programme.  We'll be traveling with Raleigh, who are running the project, to the Dominican Republic in a few weeks time to document the project, a gravity well, built in the farming community of CONACADO, the cocoa co-operative that G&B's work with.

The Lucky winners above are (l-r) Jesting Jamie, Orange Olly, Enthusiastic Elizabeth, Modest Max & Brilliant Bruno.

Jim & I have actually been to visit CONACADO in the DR before with Caf├ędirect a couple of years ago, had a great trip, there is a funny video of Jim practicing Spanish somewhere...  Perhaps we'll hook up again with our friend Abel, who was our escort last time and a founder of the Co-operative.  A very respected man.

Friday, 11 February 2011

A still from the new trailer of Little Deaths, Sean's next film, which is premiering at this year's South By Southwest.

Look closely and you'll see my two esteemed colleagues looking slightly worse for wear... well, looking like they're dealing with regular Sunday morning hangovers ;-)