The People’s String Foundation: Live at St Ives Guildhall (2015)

Cinematographer, Producer

Production Credit: Project Supervisor and Camera Operator

DVD Production of The People’s String Foundation Orchestra performing Live at the St Ives Guildhall in 2015


The project involved supervising a small team from Falmouth University in the production of a multi-camera recording of a feature length DVD. The project had the added challenge of the orchestra making the decision to change their location from The Minnack Theatre, an outdoor amphitheater, to the St Ives Guildhall at the last minute, due to extreme weather conditions.

Managed the production crew before and during the shoot at St Ives Guildhall and was available throughout the editing period to the post-production team. Various challenges of filming The People’s String Foundation Orchestra involved handling 6-10 cameras worth of footage, all of different formats, as the cameras ranged from Go-Pros, to Canon 5Ds to C100s. A variety of angles were used, including a central balcony position, a Go Pro above the drum kit, a moving track behind the audience, an on-stage Ronin operator and several other handheld and tripod angles, to capture the performances of the whole orchestra.

An excerpt of the DVD is available to view below. The video is ‘The More I Learn”, one of the film team’s favourite pieces from The People’s String Foundation concert.

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Director: David Morris (S2S Media) | Project Supervisor: Claire Stevens | Camera Operators: Luca Parasiliti, William Fielding, James Chatwin, James Lee-Warner, Benji Middleditch & Claire Stevens | Runners: Otello Calvert, Line Vangen & Stine T√łndelstrand | Editors: James Lee-Warner, Benji Middleditch & Stine T√łndelstrand

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