My film collaboration with Kirsty Mitchell Photography (for her ‘Wonderland’ series) has been one of my most favourite journeys to date.
Every shoot we’ve worked together on has led to a neatly-wrapped package of incredible images and accompanying behind-the-scenes film. And constantly in the background, we’re discussing film-music, processing, editing flow, launch dates, next shoots.
So when we finally come round to finalising and launching our blog entries, we genuinely feel both nervous and excited at how the images and films will be received. Yet, without fail, we’ve been pleasantly surprised (ok, ecstatic!) with the reactions. These reactions can of course be monitored through the thousands of global ‘shares’ and ‘likes’ on Facebook, but not only that, we watch in amazement as the film stats soar day by day:
Literally overnight, the major blogs and sites catch sight of the latest in the Wonderland series and we’re always so grateful they piece together articles and interviews showing off both our efforts. These include Colossal, Mail Online, My Modern Met, Nikon (Kirsty’s sponsor), Photo Vogue, Adobe (Photoshop.com) – to name but a few.
The main point of this post is to show how hard efforts can pay off, in terms of recognition and exposure. It also shows the power of film in complementing a service, product, or person. Kirsty can of course do all of this on her own as her images are timeless and extraordinary pieces of art, but there’s no denying the behind-the-scenes films have opened up a whole new level of praise from her worldwide fanbase.