Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Dark Side of The Lense

Renowned body boarder and photographer Mickey Smith produces his first short film recently called 'The Dark Side of the Lens', shot on a combo of 16mm and the Canon 5D II. Mickey worked with Allan Wilson from Astray Films who was his DOP, as they travelled the coast line from Cornwall to Manchester and over to Mickeys home of Ireland. He's quoted as saying it was meant to be less biographical, but what it most definitely is, is a very close and personal look at why he thinks he does what he does. The most powerful thing about the film, other than the brilliant visuals, is his narration. His voice is strangely endearing and honest, you can almost feel the cold creeping into his wetsuit.

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