I’ve had the pleasure of being asked to be Director of Photography by writer and director, Richard Plumley, on his short film URMA (working title). This is a grab portrait of lead actor, Matt Corcoran. The film also stars local lady, Janine Lashmar. My youngest son, Ric, who joined us as a runner, was promoted to sound recordist within five minutes of arriving on set.
Filmmaking is a bit of a first for me, I’ve done a small amount of camera work for other producers, but I’ve never had the responsibility of DoP. We’re mid-way through filming at the moment, we’re having a great laugh and already plotting ideas for future productions. I can’t say much about the film, other than it has a less than cheerful start. Filmmaking is also a much longer process than I’d imagined!I took this portrait of Matt a few moments before we started filming act 1/scene 1 (Canon 5D mk2, 24-105L, 1 Bowens Streamlite on half power)