September, a month of waiting for my course to begin, more designing and shooting a horror. Or just using my free time correctly. Earlier this month I was asked to film wedding decor in a country garden during a photoshoot; each facet of a ceremony carefully presented and styled by Morwenna Franks for Madder and Macrame. My job was very easy, the beautiful set made for some incredible shots which are due to be published to Instagram at the beginning of October. The photoshoot was led by Claire Tregaskis. I shadowed her direction with the models, making sure to capture the shots I needed around her. Her knowledge of directing and composing shots on the spot was interesting and I can see a lot of the styles of shooting, like in my own videography, in there. I have a lot to learn, watching a professional photographer with an established career, it's impressive. The pictures that Claire shot have now been published on Madder and Macrame as their new website goes live. Here is a selection of my favourites.
The website above was another project I have worked on this month, working with the client to design on Wix. I have used WordPress before to produce and design a website but the ease now of using Wix made it much easier for me to just focus on making it look the way I want, minus the fuss of compatibility or coding issues. Working aswell to write ideal copy for her alongside standard SEO practice, I was able to help them rank on Google and will look forward to seeing where the business heads.
This month has also been a time for planning and shooting a short film written and directed by a friend Jacob Saul. His vision of a lonely man under a sci-fi setting who turns to cannabalism is not a friendly one. My job was to work with Sonny Layton on Cinematography. The experience has been a unique one, working with the new Covid-19 induced restrictions, which held back some elements and undoubtedly taught me more than any other time on set. The 4 day shoot bled (apt vocabulary considering the context) into the first and second of October, and will be complete in the next couple months so I'll discuss that one more when I am able to.
As for now, I am excited to be starting the final year of my film degree in October and to see what I can produce in these "turbulent times".