A very different video assignment in Cornwall. Fionn takes up the story…
Last winter I spent a beautiful crisp morning at Portscatho doing some drone filming for Esquire Magazine. It was and really interesting collaboration with Bowmore Whisky and chef Simon Stallard from the Hidden Hut in Portscatho. Because I was booked to provide the drone footage.
A cold morning’s shoot…
It was so cold I had to keep my drone batteries in a bag with a hot water bottle so they were warm enough to operate. It was also tricky with the rising sun that the light was changing rapidly, it was a struggle to choose the correct ND filter before each flight. I had to anticipate the dramatic change in light, even over a short flight.
The idea was to follow a day in the life of wild chef Simon Stallard as he embarks
on a journey through Cornwall to create a dish that takes time and care
to craft. From catching fish early in the morning. To selecting aged wood
to cook with from his barn. Then building a fire to cook his dish with hand
forged equipment. Thus showing just how much dedication and effort goes
into preparing something that goes from sea to plate in 24 hours.
It was very interesting to watch Simon’s very approach to food, where it comes from and the time it takes to prepare it.
A great day’s video assignment in Cornwall for three very prestigious clients.
And here is the final cut.