Back in 2007/8 during my degree at University of Wales, I was lucky enough to work at Jessops branch in Cardiff. I will never forget weird and fantastic cameras that would come in stock which was impossible to give the best advice to customers which one to buy – some wanted ”pink camera”, some ”£50 wonder camera” while others were open to suggestions.
Of course, price was always a deciding factor in most cases, from cheap, budget, bridge and high-end cameras and meet customers who came from different backgrounds and with different photographic need from expensive to cheap compact cameras. While cheap compacts are no longer popular, more advanced compacts are still important.
Shadows and Light is a new, unique event that brings filmmakers together for a lot of learning and a little bit of fun. Co-founded by Philip Bloom, Shadows and Light responds to the need in the UK and wider Europe for an event that can bring together our growing community of one-man-band filmmakers and small productions companies.
You never stop learning and education is essential in improving your filmmaking ability. This is a unique chance to work with experienced professionals in the industry, to meet & work with like-minded, similarly experienced people as yourself in 3 days of practical filmmaking learning in a fantastic country house location just outside of London.
Documentary film “Sarajevo Roses” will be premiered at this year’s Sarajevo Film Festival (SFF).
The UK’s secession from the EU will have far-reaching consequences, some of which will inevitably impact the movies.
Just a month ago, British filmmaker Ken Loach’s Cannes premiere (and Palme d’Or winner) served as a sobering augury. I, Daniel Blakedepicts a United Kingdom beset by poverty, unemployment, and defunct social services. Its disenfranchised working class—though skilled, capable, and experienced—is unable to maintain the basic rights to life, let alone secure a living wage. The titular character pursues every option available to him, only to find himself caught in the snares of long lines and red tape that appear all but designed to cast him out to the streets.
Recently completed fundraising film for Cambridge and London based chain of boutique yoga & fitness hybrid studios ETHOS, combining health, science and technology. Filming, producing and editing the film to the highest standards helped them reach out to investors towards their business expansion into London Spitafields and raising £1m within one month.
Meeting Oggi Tomic, Cambridge and London based filmmaker, makes you wonder about what is ordinary and what is extraordinary. “I always wanted to be extraordinary, to be different,” he says of his boyhood. And here he is, in his nice flat in Cambridge with a lovely wife and a good job; shaking his head and saying, “Oh, my God” in mock despair when my request for decaf coffee has him rummaging in a cupboard. It is an ordinary scene in middle England. He is, however, exactly what he wanted to be: totally, staggeringly extraordinary.
It was a pleasure to be invited by the BBC World Service and talk about ”Finding Family” documentary. From the BBC: Oggi Tomic, Cambridge filmmaker and cameraman, was abandoned by his mother at birth and grew up in orphanages in Bosnia. He ended up in Sarajevo at the height of the siege of the early 1990s.