Filmmaking opps

I attended the Guerilla Filmmakers Producers Masterclass about a month ago (the blog post about it is still in my drafts section). There, I met some wonderful filmmakers. One of whom I got on so well with, we decided to collaborate in future.

That filmmaker, Kira, asked me to be third camera for filming a choral gig last weekend. It was the Pink Singers concert at St Johns, Smith Square. I was shooting with Kira and her film partner, Andrew. Boy, did I miss shooting and then handing over the footage to other people to edit. [Also, no matter if you have two 32GB CF cards, one 8GB CF card, and two fully charged batteries, the 7D will still overheat by the last song of a 2+ hour gig, and will tell you your card is full. (in actuality, I was 1/3rd full, but what are you gonna do?)]

I also got a boom pole (finally!) and a 32″ fleckie (reflector to non-kiwis). And a 50mm prime (two lenses!). I’m building up my film kit.

I am trying to not take on too much stuff. It’s a bad habit of mine: picking up too much. I have some editing to finish, things I shot and need to finish. So I’m trying to not pick up too much until they’re done and dusted.

I was contacted last night about shooting a gig tonight, and editing showcases for the bands. I’ve filmed gigs in NZ, so no prob there. I applied, asking for more info and dates, on StarNow last week. The format the client wants requires two cameras. So I’ve contacted the few camera people I know, and have put calls out on FB and twitter. The client wants me to edit. So I’m trying to find a freelance editor. Better that the project be done than having to wait for me, non?

Either way, it’s good for film work to be coming in.

Published by phetheringtonnz

Film Producer, Director, Lecturer. From NZ based in London.

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