The long and the short of it…

Actors, acting, on the set of URMA (Olympus mju II, Kodak Portra 400 film)

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)

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