2019 RESEARCH RESIDENCY WITH THE BRITISH COUNCIL
Filming and sound recording in the Ural and industrial areas.
Footage shot with the assistance of Mikhail Galustov DOP of mainly male dominated spaces. Focusing on manual labour and physical fitness/endurance.
Shoot location 1 was in the town of Aspest. Where they mine Aspestos for manufacturing. We shot by flying drones over the area during execration explosions. To excavate the stone they place dynamite on the mine, blowing up areas which release carcinogenic and toxic particles
Shoot location 2 was the largest Titanium factory in the world. Titanium being the strongest impact strength metal, looking at harsh industrial environments of refining process.
Shoot location 3 was various car and bike drag racing competitions.
Shoot location 4 was in a studio with a male acrobat on pole (pole/scaffolding)
Shoot location 5 was a UFC fight club. This was a very large mixed martial arts club training UFC, kickboxing and many forms of martial arts. Focusing on training.