Creating Hackney as Home

Creating Hackney as Home:
Five reflections on a London borough


Monet - Filming Day Two - 11/07/13

"We did a nightshot in Shoreditch Park… we got there just at sunset, so we had to hold record down for about 5-10 minutes, just recording outside Shoreditch Adventure Playground where the sun was coming down. Then we went to the Cranston Estate. There’s a big park in the middle, well, it’s a big play area for young people. We did a bit of acting with my friends."

"Shekeila was there helping cause she was camerawoman and doing my film. We got really good shots! The whole process of filmmaking is weird because you’ve got to think about everything, and although you might write that down or plan it, you’ll go there and see so many different things or different things pop up that will be, like, ‘oh, that’s good, that should be in my film’ or ‘this should be there’ or ‘we can cut this and then put that in there’ you know…"

  • Tripod essential for night filming

  • Actors in the playground

  • Shekeila tries the shot

  • Too dark to see?

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