Short Snack #8 - Can't Win Them All

For the last few months I've been working with Bristol Ladies Rugby collaborating on some video content including creating a few visual recaps from games I was at. After finishing the league in first place and getting through a strong semi final, the Ladies found themselves in the final of the Women's Premiership for 2016/17. The final year of the tournements itteration. I was there capturing the day for a variety of content opportunities - including some celebrations if they won. Sadly, they did not.

This was an interesting project. It's always easier to create social content when you win. Obviously. And this mixed with the organising body telling me that I wasn't allowed to film any on field action (although I pushed that with a few shots here or there) made selections & story point transitions tough. We also had no response to our request for game footage in the days after the event.

This video isn't what I wanted it to be both for the Ladies on the field and me in the edit...but you learn more from shooting projects like this than those where access is freely given. When you're constrained. The shooting is tough, when the game takes a turn, the edit has sections missing and a less than desirable result from what you had been shooting pre-event.

The video I had planned now won't exist - or well. Let's see where Bristol Ladies are this time next year 🏉

How have you dealt with a project not quite unfolding how you expected, or with restricted footage?

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All images taken either on a Sony A7sII with 20mm or 85mm and Phantom 4