I don't normally work with video as I like to focus on my photography, but a friend came up with a comedy sketch idea a while back and I kind of ran with it.
As always with such projects there were a few last minute hitches, my wife even had to stand in as an actor on the piece, but we managed to pull things together and spent a sunny Sunday shooting in Edinburgh's Morningside.
The Merlin kindly loaned us the use of some space for makeup and changing (as a quid pro quo for some future work from me).
Our starring role was Susie, the little girl covered in chocolate cake and she was ably played by the young aspiring actress, Nikita Watkins. Her mother kindly stepped in as "the mother". Chantal and Catherine made up the cast as our "grannies".
Sophie Crompton, who I'd worked with before on a fashion shoot, and Emma Bown who is just starting out on her HND ably rendered our ladies into older ladies and freckled up Nikita (as well as later adding more chocolate to the mix).
I fudged my way through filming, editing, sound etc.
It took a bit of fighting with the editing and from feedback I've had I think it could still do with having a more cut down version, but I finally managed to give birth to my first video project! (possibly my last!).
Anyway, the resulting video can be found on you tube, just search for Susie et a Cake or follow the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZX1IUJiZ3OU .
More photo news to follow in my next post, just been a bit busy, so it will be a bit of a collage mix of weddings, photoshoots and fairies.