I (Joe Simon) recently taught a master class for B&H Photo and Video where I was given 12 students to teach the craft of film-making and film a mini documentary in 3 days. Canon Camera supplied us with the brand new C300mkii cameras and everyone was excited to get their hands on this great new tool.
Our subject was London Kaye, a yarn bombing artists in New York City. She was gracious enough to lend her time for our film science project and I want to thank her for her patience and awesome attitude. It's hard to find people that are genuine in this day and age. London is a great soul that is full of happiness with a talent and eye for creating unique art. It was great to get to know her over the 1.5 days we followed here on her journey to create a new piece of crochet art.
As you can imagine shooting a mini documentary with 12 people can be quite the undertaking, but we managed to pull it off. Everyone on our team took turns in each of the main film-making roles - director, DP/camera operator, sound, pa, editor, music supervisor etc. and it was great to see them feed off each other and help solve problems that arise on set. We had 1.5 days to shoot the footage and 1 day to edit everything together to then premiere the film at a theater in front of the other teams and audience members. It was stressful to say the least!
I'm extremely proud of what we were able to create together as a team, it was no easy task! So as you watch this just think about how hard we had to work to create this film and that every person on our team has a shot they filmed in the final edit, pretty amazing.
You can see more of London's work on Instagram @madebylondon
Thanks to my awesome #teamsimon -
Thanks to the sponsors of the event -
B&H Photo Video
Light and Motion
New York Film Academy
The Music Bed
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Directed by Greg Mirzoyan
Camera assistant: Pascal Dupoy aka Kalou
Shot in Barcelona
Michelle Steilen aka Estro Jen
Katie Baird aka Bambi Bloodlust
Amy West aka Indy Jamma Jones