On Sunday I was in Porthcawl gathered with break dancers from all over the UK. Most of the usual suspects were not present, but the prize was big: Winners Prize is to represent the U.K at Floor Masterz Final which is held in Hadera city, Israel on 11th April 2013.
Highlights from the Quarter Finals: UK Qualifiers
Highlights from the Semi Finals: UK Qualifiers
And this is the Final: UK Qualifiers. Congrats to Bgirl Killa Kelz who will represent the UK in Israel this April!
Thanks to Darren Fordy Ford.
Brand new showreel
I’m a self -shooter – Director, DoP and Editor
Showreel music by Chris Young.
This is an upbeat adrenaline pumped look at the human body.
Supported by Cyfle, BBC Wales, ITV
Archive MashUp Training Scheme
Last Friday the great people from Whirlygig Cinema hosted another Making Tracks event at Rich Mix in London. This unique event showcases short films accompanied with a live musical score by The Cabinet of Living Cinema. For this event one of my short films, Cardiff City Kings – highlighting the breakdancing scene in Cardiff - was selected to take part. All the audio was removed and an extract of the film was prepared to be re-scored live.
Cardiff’s breakdancing and graffiti scene are exploding with energy and talent and I’m glad one of my films can highlight and represent our dancers to a new audience. In a couple weeks the music created by The Cabinet of Living Cinema will be available online and I’ll add it as an update to this post.
In the meantime, have a listen to a podcast explaining what Making Tracks is all about and why it’s important to filmmakers. You’ll hear Katie Steed, founder of Whirlygig Cinema chatting to the musicians and a couple of the filmmakers involved in the January 2012 Making Tracks event.
Both images and podcast are courtesy of Whirlygig Cinema pulled from their Google + profile.
Over the last two weeks, Living Streets showcase of films has been travelling to various locations in Cardiff. A very big thank you to everyone who came along and helped make it a fun experience. I wish I could say it’s all done and dusted, but along with Cardiff Design Festival we’ve decided to host one more showcase (very soon!) at a date and time TBC. This way if anyone missed the screening or would like to come again we can have a little finale event.
Read a write-up from Design Wales Forum here.
Two popular films from the Living Streets screening:
The Man Who Lived on His Bike by Guillaume Blanchet
Holstee Manifesto LifeCycle Video by Holstee
A massive thanks to Cardiff Design Festival for supporting this event, to learn more about it check this out. And a huge thanks to Indycube, Milgi, Cardiff Metropolitan University, and Cardiff YMCA for hosting the showcase of films. As a result of Living Streets new project ideas are being discussed with the YMCA. Get in touch if you’d like to be involved in a new film project linked with the YMCA.
Cardiff Metropolitan Unviersity screening
Below: Setting up with Chris Young who helped out with the sound at Milgi