Summer may now be over but a few months ago I was commissioned by London Farmers’ Markets to make a short promotional film centred around a strawberry farmer who sold at their markets. The aim was to explain how strawberries are grown to extend the British growing season.
I travelled out to Colchester to film on Fiveways Fruit Farm to film strawberry plants in various stages of growth as well as interview Julian Mead, one of the partners in the farm.
The following day I met up with Julians brother, Alistair at Parliament Hill Farmers Market and filmed him working at the market. There we also got the chance to grab a few words with food critic Giles Cohen extolling the virtues of Alistair and his strawberries. A few hours later I and Cheryl Cohen of London Farmers’ Markets travelled over to Walthamstow for a strawberry promotion at which we met managed to get couple of words with Gennaro Contaldo as he tried some strawberries.
Shot on the Canon 5D with interview audio recorded on a Zoom H4N and a Rode NTG2 and edited using FCP7