I've been meaning to create a little food video for quite some time. Being a food and lifestyle photographer the transition to video is not an easy one but the last two years I've been working hard to re-train myself and hopefully this is the start of more of these sort of films.

For those techies....it was filmed on a Canon 5D Mark II and shot with the 50mm 1.4, 100mm 2.8 macro plus the very versatile 24-105mm F4.

It was all edited in FCPX which I know is a bit of a swear word in some circles but I love it and I find it a lot easier to use than FCP 7.

You can probably see that it has some colour grading and I've given it a 70's vintage feel thanks to motionvfx.com which are doing some great things. I really like their mlooks colour grading package for fcpx which was used in this film.

A big thank you to Grange Farm in Funtington West Sussex who let me film in their beautiful orchards. Thanks Sarah. grangefarmshop.com

Also a massive thank you to Becky and Matt who made the jam. They patiently let me film in their house for two evenings. Not only that but Becky gave me loads of jam, Matt made me one of his fantastic home-made loaves of bread and kept me stocked up with beers while filming. Two of the nicest people you will ever meet.

The music is 'Julia's Theme' by Alexandre Desplat from the film 'Julie and Julia'. You can buy the track here. tiny.cc/hnvzt

Thanks and hope you like the film. If you have a blog/website you are more than welcome to embed it but please have a link to my website underneath.

Carl
carlpendle.com
carl@carlpendle.com

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