When We Create - Charlotte Hu

The first episode of when we create

We met with Charlotte Hu, a very talented wedding & food photographer based in London to talk about photography as an industry, the art and everything in between.

The first location we had planned did not work out so we went onto  a local restaurant Charlotte had photographed for previously. This created a nice atmosphere.

After the interview we moved on to walk around & watch Charlotte take some images, getting a feel for her way of capturing the area around her. We ended up in Box Park, Shoreditch where we finished our film on Charlotte.

 

For us on this shoot one issue was audio. Finding the right location with quiet surroundings is hard in central London so we made do with what we could get & adjusted in post as best we could. 

 

If  you want to check out more from Charlotte Hu & her work be sure to head over to:

https://www.instagram.com/charlottehuco/
http://www.charlottehuphotography.co.uk

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Band Photography - How We Do It

Recently Bradley at Mirum Films has shot a lot of Band photography - here’s some insight into how he does it

 

Bell X1 at Islington Assembly Hall

Bell X1 at Islington Assembly Hall

Passenger at Hammersmith Apollo

Passenger at Hammersmith Apollo

Zeds Dead at Heaven

Zeds Dead at Heaven

I’ve photographed a range of live gigs now, all over London. Each one more exciting than the last. I enjoy the mix of street photography, having to capture in moment in a unknown situation, as well as the portraiture element of capturing people perform.

I’ve shot DIIV in Camden, The Cinematic Orchestra at the Hammersmith Apollo & most recently Zeds Dead at Heaven in London.

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The first step to taking the images is getting the photography pass in the first place, which usually involves emailing the bands. Next you get to the venue, grab your pass & head to the pit.

Most venues & bands only allow photographers to shoot the first 3 songs. This is so photographers don’t get in the way of paying fans who queued for hours to be at the front.

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Usually I use 3 lenses, which means one per song. This allows me to get ultra wide shots, showing the huge scale of the bands and their audience. This is usually taken with a 14mm Samyang lens with manual focus.

Next I use a Canon 17-40mm, this allows for medium shots of a few members of a band as well as some wide shots if I need to. Being flexible is the most important part of band photography. You have to move with the band. Plan ahead & know where the band are moving before they do.

My last lens is the most popular amongst band photographs. Whenever you see the huge white lenses which looks like a canon it’s most like the 70-200mm f2.8. This is how photographers get detailed shots of individuals in the band.

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So there it is. The run down of band photography. You can see more shots of different bands on Bradley’s Instagram: @BradHPhotos or at www.MirumFilms.com.

D(elivery) Day - Our First Comedy Sketch

We had an idea for a pun battle, which turned into a comedy sketch about boxes.

We merged a previous idea we had of a neighbour going away & next door having to sign for mysterious parcels with the idea of a pun battle. Postal puns became the focus of the sketch.

After creating the script we created a loose shot list to follow. As much as we tried to follow it, improvisation always created the best moments. We asked our friends to act for us to save on the costs of a short video & shot everything on our FS700 in one day! 

Editing comedy, we found, was all about the timing. Jokes needed to fit sound effects & cuts to create the best impact.

Jumping out of the box was fun
— Alex

Check out the final video below!