One day in Beijing… a very short film

An extract from my video diary from the day of the Beijing Olympics closing ceremony.

The Chinese rehearsal was extraordinary. I was able to talk to many of the performers, and filmed them from up close as they hurtled towards the stadium roof. This was shot on a very small HD camera – I’d drunk a lot of coffee so excuse the odd shake. (Also I’m a better musician than film maker – so please excuse any bad edits etc).

The most striking image was the silken volcano – really simple but very classy.

The music is a piece I wrote for string orchestra – as yet untitled…

Meanwhile our handover cast were getting ready in the compound for the very brief bus rehearsal.

More about the handover here.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. nice video, thanks for sharing..

  2. thats great- I bet you loved doing the video diary

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