Documentary Competition 2016-17
Filmed on location in Giverny, France, this documentary relates how impressionist artist Claude Monet transformed his house and gardens into a place of beauty. It covers aspects of his life, family and work, showing how the gardens became his main source of inspiration. A handheld Ipad was used to shoot footage & photos in France, which affected the quality of some of the panning and exposure. Other material (paintings etc.) was filmed on a JVC LS300. A tiny number of photos came from other sources. The voiceover was recorded on a brand-new ZoomH5 encased in pillows- my first attempt, so some cuts are apparent. The musical score used the work of 2 French composers and a singer alive in Monet's day. I consulted 8 books and 2 articles for my research.