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I was commissioned by the organisers of the Brighton and Hove Food Festival to produce three pieces highlighting their Fiery Food Festival – a bi-annual event that takes place in central Brighton – a ten-minute piece giving an overall flavour* of the weekend-long event, you can see above; a piece covering the National Chilli Awards, an event that is looking for sponsorship in 2010 and the Chilli eating contest, where some brave souls eat their way through raw chilli peppers until, well until their bodies make them stop. These can be seen here and here.
*yes, that is a pun.
Of course, the organisers also wanted me to show the fun side – in a Jackass/Dirty Sanchez way – of the Fiery Food Festival. after it wouldn’t be a Chilli festival without some hot* Chilli action, would it?
They asked me to make a record of one of the highlights of the weekend, the Chilli eating competition, and that’s what you see here.
It was a challenge; I wasn’t expecting nearly as many people to cram into the marquee as did. Little room to shoot gave me the additional advantage of giving the entire event a pacy, hand held reality feel, there were plenty of opportunities for tight, close shots of the competitors that add to the vibrancy of the event the viewer will feel as they watch. See for yourself…
*yes, that’s a pun too.
The National Chilli Awards was another event that was a highlight of the Fiery Food Festival. The organisers are looking for further funding to get this even into the mainstream next year and the piece I was commissioned to produce covering this was part of the larger strategy to gain more sponsorship for future events.
To show the depth of this event – it is in growers’ circles a prized accolade – I took the opportunity to talk to the judges as well as cover the the certificate presentation. I felt it was important to allow the viewer – or potential sponsor – to see a little more than just who won.
I found out about this quite by accident. In conversation with someone who was on the committee of the BMC, it was told to me that there was no real motion media coverage of the club’s celebrations of the Golden Anniversary of this iconic motor vehicle.
The annual Minis on the wReCk meet in Shoreham was doubling as the club’s celebrations. I agreed to pop along and – again for a reduced rate as the proceeds of the event went to charity – I documented the day. This was then disseminated via web-based streaming video sites to generate interest in the club.
Here’s what started my current projects off. This is an round up of the fist Fiery Food Festival of the year. Designed more as a general overview, one can clearly see the differences between this and the current items; the event itself, the National Chilli Awards and the Chilli eating competition. Although the keen-eyed will make out stylistic similarities in the use of graphic styles and one particular font for text graphics – this is the common stylistic factor across all the Brighton and Hove Food festival material produced so far – giving it its own livery, its own online style that one will start to associate with this particular event.