Somerset

Philip Davidson
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Somerset - this film won some awards.It is a tour around the ancient county of Somerset dipping in and out of history and its many legends. It has a lot o music. It was my first film and much of it was learnt on the spot. It is 28 minutes in length. The strange thing is that it gets better as it goes along, as if the progress of getting to grips with film making can be seen during the course of the film. By today's standards it is probably atrocious, but at the time dozens of people were in awe of the film. I'm putting it here for posterity. It became a template for a new type of travel film. The editing was learnt on the spot and completed in two weeks on a borrowed computer using Final Cut 1 (early!). The content on the borrowed hard drive were deleted two days later and I was left only with the Quicktime of my edit, which made it difficult to alter. It is a snapshot in time.Somerset - this film won some awards. It was my first film and much of it was learnt on the spot. It is a tour around the ancient county of Somerset dipping in and out of history and has many legends and much music. It is 28 minutes in length. The strange thing is that it gets better as it goes along, as if the progress of getting to grips with film making can be seen during the course of the film. By today's standards it is probably atrocious, but at the time dozens of people were in awe of the film. I'm putting it here for posterity. It became a template for a new type of travel film. The editing was learnt on the spot and completed in two weeks on a borrowed computer using Final Cut 1 (early!). The content on the borrowed hard drive were deleted two days later and I was left only with the Quicktime of my edit, which made it difficult to alter. It is a snapshot in time.

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I liked your film, it would be nice to reshoot with the latest HD camera to improve the picture quality.
By John Carling 4 years ago