Film Produced By GMG Member Gets Short-listed For Sheffield Doc Fest
We are very pleased to hear that Robert Hollingworth has been involved in producing a short film called The Scanner, which has been shortlisted for Sheffield Doc Fest! Robert completed The Final Cut Course with The GMG, which was part of The Evolve Project. Much to our delight this course seems to have helped him in his achievement.
Entering the film competition at Sheffield this year (the BTS Digital Revolutions competition) was the idea of my friend and director, Ed McGown (www.edwardmcgown.com). Ed and I met at school in Cheltenham oddly enough and now although we’re both freelance we work together on projects quite a lot. Ed lives in London although he’s from Cheltenham originally and his family are still there. He wanted to enter the competition and it was my idea to shoot a film around obesity as I was already in discussions with the scientist in the film, Dr Al Garfield, about shooting a short for him about his area of research. The film, although entered for the competition, would also serve as a pilot for a possible one-hour tv special which we’d like to get commissioned.
We shot the film over a weekend at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge and were very lucky to have access to the all the research wards and a patient too. Ed did the offline edit and an friendly editor did the online. I graded it (I love grading, comes no doubt from having a stills background) and managed to get a cellist friend to score it for us. The films is a superb creative and scientific collaboration!
Check out ‘The Scanner’ below:
Robert speaks of his training with The GMG, “The final cut course that I did with Oogoo through the GMG was invaluable. I got an in-depth knowledge of the process of editing as well as how to drive the software and the nitty-gritty of cutting film. Specialist courses such as FCP and others that the GMG run are an incredible opportunity for freelancers and small businesses in the creative sector to arm themselves with vital new skills. The world of video is changing rapidly in terms of acquisition (cameras like the Canon 5DMkII have almost over night changed the production values on small films and tv) and keeping a-pace of the change is hard.”
“Organisations like the GMG and the courses they run including the masterclasses can be vital in staying ahead of the game. Oogoo’s course also touched albeit briefly on Soundtrack Pro and I’m glad it did as I was called upon to use STP to record the cello score for the film in our flat!”
To check out Roberts website click here.
Robert will be heading up to Sheffield this Friday for the screening so we are keeping our finger crossed for him!