A stupidly busy week on two shoots: one short drama, one doc. The later was a return to lovely Yorkshire, which is never a bad thing, for what should be the last shoot for the feature documentary Still the Enemy Within.
We spent much of the time roaming the small towns between Sheffield and Leeds (where there were lots of mines once, prior to M. Thatcher) eating chips with scraps - those crispy bits to you Southerners- and dodging showers for a few extra shots.
For our studio shoot we needed to reproduce a soft, overcast light to match an earlier interview and so I opted for the classic overhead frame wedge- always a firm favourite. The studio we hired was a little short on gear, to be polite, and so it was a bit of a challenge.
It was a return to the Canon C300, the workhorse camera on this project and nice and light after a few shoots with the Sony F55.
The film promises to be a fascinating insight into the real lives of those who experienced the Miner's Strike first hand and will be premiered at this years Sheffield's doc fest on June 7th follow the link for more details and booking https://sheffdocfest.com/films/5623