Ian F. Hunt

Cinematographer and Filmmaker

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Cross Platform Practice, “Finale”

Finale

New video, “Finale” the 10th and final video from “Marvo’s Grand Tour”Meet Bun

One of the key stages in the cross platform project goes live for the first time with the public release of the final Video from “Marvo’s Grand Tour”, a series of 10 mini episodes each 30 seconds in duration which will be shown on screens of local Bournemouth Buses.

Marvo’s Grand Tour reaches it’s “Finale” Sulky Rabbit is forgiven and meets Bun for the first time.Sulky Rabbit and Bun

As Marvo magic’s his new Rabbit, Bun from the hat Elaine points to Sulky Rabbit who is sporting a plaster from his recent interview on Magic News Radio and the incident of the attack on the Radio Presenter.

Marvo is inclined to forgive Sulky Rabbit and the two rabbits are produced from the hat. Sulky Rabbit meets Bun and it’s love at first sight and Elaine and Marvo are reunited and everything is happy again in the world of Magic. The Grand Tour ends on a happy note.

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Cross Platform Practice, “Sawing in Half”

Sawing in Half

New video, “Sawing in Half” the 9th video from “Marvo’s Grand Tour”Sawing in Half magic trick

One of the key stages in the cross platform project goes live for the first time with the public release of the 9th Video from “Marvo’s Grand Tour”, a series of 10 mini episodes each 30 seconds in duration which will be shown on screens of local Bournemouth Buses.

Marvo’s most ambitious magic trick yet the “Sawing in Half” and it’s embarrassing conclusion.Sulky Rabbit bad bunny

Elaine is worried as Marvo flourishes an enormous saw in preparation for his ambitious sawing in half trick. All seems to go as planned until Marvo attempts to separate the two table halves. As he struggles to pull the table and the two halves of Elaine apart he notices some movement under the cloth. There he finds Sulky Rabbit determinedly holding the table together sabotaging another of Marvo’s tricks.

Cast and Crew (Episode 9 Sawing in Half)

Marvo: Alex Bird
Elaine: Maria Malukhina
Director: Mehek Azmathulla
AD: Sagar Srivastava and Norman Gregory
Producer: Jack Fairey
PA: Mehek Azmathulla
Cinematographer: Ian F. Hunt
Editor: Scott Loitsch
Written by: James Cottle and Katie Dowling

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Cross Platform Practice, “Escape Artist”

Escape Artist

New video, “Escape Artist” the 8th video from “Marvo’s Grand Tour”Marvo is handcuffed

One of the key stages in the cross platform project goes live for the first time with the public release of the 8th Video from “Marvo’s Grand Tour”, a series of 10 mini episodes each 30 seconds in duration which will be shown on screens of local Bournemouth Buses.

The “Escape Artist” Marvo’s escape from handcuffs does not go to plan.

Another magic trick sabotaged by Sulky Rabbit.Sulky Rabbit swaps the key swapped for a carrot

As Elaine restrains Marvo to a chair using a real set of handcuffs, little does Marvo know that the key taped to the back of the chair has been replaced by one of Sulky’s carrots. As Marvo continues to struggle he finds the carrot and realised once again his nemesis Sulky Rabbit has ruined another of his magic tricks. To ruin Marvo’s day further Elaine leaves him to his struggles to go for another picnic with Sulky Rabbit his love rival.

Cast and Crew (Episode 8 Escape Artist)Sulky Rabbit does some Magic

Marvo: Alex Bird
Elaine: Maria Malukhina
Director: Mehek Azmathulla
AD: Sagar Srivastava and Norman Gregory
Producer: Jack Fairey
PA: Mehek Azmathulla
Cinematographer: Ian F. Hunt
Editor: Scott Loitsch
Written by: James Cottle and Katie Dowling

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Cross Platform Practice, “Teleportation Curtain”

Teleportation Curtain

New video, “Teleportation Curtain” the 6th video from “Marvo’s Grand Tour”"Teleportation Curtain" Sulky Rabbit

One of the key stages in the cross platform project goes live for the first time with the public release of the 6th Video from “Marvo’s Grand Tour”, a series of 10 mini episodes each 30 seconds in duration which will be shown on screens of local Bournemouth Buses.

Marvo’s most ambitious trick the “Teleportation Curtain” is sabotaged by Sulky Rabbit.Sulky Rabbit wrecks a trick

Marvo’s amazing teleportation curtain trick where he and his assistant Elaine switch places behind the curtain with their hands remaining clearly visible above the curtain and in front of the theatre audience, goes amusingly wrong thanks to that naughty bunny Sulky Rabbit.

Marvo wears a dressWith a swish of his wand Sulky Rabbit switches the clothes of Marvo and Elaine, not so embarrassing for Elaine but Marvo is distinctly not happy wearing Elaine’s dress. Marvo knows where to lay the blame looking daggers at Sulky Rabbit who tries to look innocent sitting in the magic hat.

Cast and Crew (Episode 8 Teleportation Curtain)

Marvo: Alex Bird
Elaine: Maria Malukhina
Director: Mehek Azmathulla
AD: Sagar Srivastava and Norman Gregory
Producer: Jack Fairey
PA: Mehek Azmathulla
Cinematographer: Ian F. Hunt
Editor: Scott Loitsch
Written by: James Cottle and Katie Dowling

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Cross Platform Practice, “Disappearing Table”

Disappearing Table

New video, “Disappearing Table” the 7th video from “Marvo’s Grand Tour”Elaine and Disappearing Table Trick

One of the key stages in the cross platform project goes live for the first time with the public release of the 7th Video from “Marvo’s Grand Tour”, a series of 10 mini episodes each 30 seconds in duration which will be shown on screens of local Bournemouth Buses.

Marvo’s magic “Disappearing Table”. Marvo makes Elaine disappear but it all goes wrong again.Elaine and Sulky Rabbit

The great disappearing trick, it all seems to go well Elaine disappears but where did she go? Marvo goes in to investigate and gets lost himself thanks to Sulky Rabbit. Elaine gives up on Marvo and goes on a romantic picnic with our favourite bunny Sulky Rabbit. Will Marvo get back in time for the next show in the Grand Tour or will Sulky Rabbit win the day and Elaine as well?

Cast and Crew (Episode 7 Disappearing Table)Sulky Rabbit does some Magic

Marvo: Alex Bird
Elaine: Maria Malukhina
Director: Mehek Azmathulla
AD: Sagar Srivastava and Norman Gregory
Producer: Jack Fairey
PA: Mehek Azmathulla
Cinematographer: Ian F. Hunt
Editor: Scott Loitsch
Written by: James Cottle and Katie Dowling

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Masters Production Project, Research “The Fall”

“The Fall”

Research

While researching for the Masters Production Project I came across the opening tiles of the film “The Fall”. The FallWhile not that relevant to the concept of my personal project I am attracted to the style and of the grading used in this opening title. What I like is the tonal quality, the silhouettes and deep contrasts. I also see something of Ansel Adams in the Black and White cinematography/photography in this sequence. “The Fall” Cinematography by Colin Watkinson who until 2002 was credited mainly as a focus puller.The Fall Swimming

The sequence appears overcranked using this technique in my film twould help to emphasise the motion of the mechanicals in the visuals. I would probably use a bleach process in the grading – desaturating the footage to emphasise the mechanical visuals separating the mechanicals in the foreground from the natural backgrounds (Sea, Landscapes).

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Cross Platform Practice, “Smash The Watch” trick

“Smash The Watch” trick, Sulky Rabbit

New video, “Smash The Watch” the 5th video from “Marvo’s Grand Tour”

One of the key stages in the cross platform project goes live for the first time with the public release of the third Video from “Marvo’s Grand Tour”, a series of 10 mini episodes each 30 seconds in duration which will be shown on screens of local Bournemouth Buses.

Marvo’s “Smash The Watch” trick goes horribly wrong and Elaine is not happy

The old wrap a watch up in a handkerchief and smash it with a hammer trick. Marvo places a very distinctive white watch into a handkerchief and smacks it hard several times with a hammer. The reveal shows a badly broken watch but horror of horrors it appears to be Elaine’s own watch which she discovers missing from her wrist. Meanwhile Sulky Rabbit mischievously sits in Marvo’s hat sporting the same distinctive white watch.

Cast and Crew (Episode 5)

Marvo: Alex Bird
Elaine: Maria Malukhina
Director: Sagar Srivastava
AD: Norman Gregory
Producer: Jack Fairey
PA: Mehek Azmathulla
Cinematographer: Ian F. Hunt
Editor: Scott Loitsch
Written by: James Cottle and Katie Dowling

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Cross Platform Practice, “The Magic Handkerchief”

“The Magic Handkerchief” Sulky Rabbit ruins another trick

New video, “The Magic Handkerchief” the 4th video from “Marvo’s Grand Tour”

One of the key stages in the cross platform project goes live for the first time with the public release of the third Video from “Marvo’s Grand Tour”, a series of 10 mini episodes each 30 seconds in duration which will be shown on screens of local Bournemouth Buses.

Sulky Rabbit enjoys a tasty meal and ruins Marvo’s magic trick

Marvo gets less than expected from out of his sleeve as his glamorous assistant Elaine, pulls a short length of knotted handkerchiefs from his sleeve, while Sulky Rabbit eats his way through the rest. You can see Marvo is miffed as Sulky Rabbit yet again has ruined one of his tricks on “The Grand Tour”.

Cast and Crew (Episode 4)

Marvo: Alex Bird
Elaine: Maria Malukhina
Director: Sagar Srivastava
AD: Norman Gregory
Producer: Jack Fairey
PA: Mehek Azmathulla
Cinematographer: Ian F. Hunt
Editor: Scott Loitsch
Written by: James Cottle and Katie Dowling

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Cross Platform Practice, ‘Marvo’s Grand Tour” and “Magic Cups”

“Magic Cups” “Marvo’s Grand Tour” and “Sulky Rabbit”

New video, “Magic Cups” the 3rd video from “Marvo’s Grand Tour”

One of the key stages in the cross platform project goes live for the first time with the public release of the third Video from “Marvo’s Grand Tour”, a series of 10 mini episodes each 30 seconds in duration which will be shown on screens of local Bournemouth Buses.

“Magic Cups” or the case of Sulky Rabbit and the missing balls

For his next magic trick Marvo will make the ball under the magic cups move from one cup to another without the audience being able to guess under which magic cup the ball is. Trouble is even Marvo cannot find the ball under any of the magic cups, but suddenly there’s this feeling that there is something under his hat. Sulky Rabbit strikes again. Meanwhile Elaine loses interest in Marvo’s attempts to find his lost balls and leaves the stage with Sulky Rabbit.

Cast and Crew (Episode 3)

Marvo: Alex Bird
Elaine: Maria Malukhina
Director: Sagar Srivastava
AD: Norman Gregory
Producer: Jack Fairey
PA: Mehek Azmathulla
Cinematographer: Ian F. Hunt
Editor: Scott Loitsch
Written by: James Cottle and Katie Dowling

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Cross Platform Practice, “Marvo’s Grand Tour” and “The Magic Wand”

“The Magic Wand”

New Video, “The Magic Wand” the second video from Marvo’s Grand Tour

One of the key stages in the cross platform project goes live for the first time with the public release of the second Video from “Marvo’s Grand Tour”, a series of 10 mini episodes each 30 seconds in duration which will be shown on screens of local Bournemouth Buses.

‘The Magic Wand” or alternatively Sulky Rabbit and the multitude of wands 🙂

Marvo appears to pass his wand through his ear and draw it from his nose. All appears to go well until a flood of wands falls from his jacket sleeves revealing the trick for all to see. The wands fall onto Sulky Rabbit who is not pleased although Marvo suspects the Rabbit sabotaged yet another of his tricks.

Cast and Crew (Episode 2)

Marvo: Alex Bird
Elaine: Maria Malukhina
Director: Sagar Srivastava
AD: Norman Gregory
Producer: Jack Fairey
PA: Mehek Azmathulla
Cinematographer: Ian F. Hunt
Editor: Scott Loitsch
Written by: James Cottle and Katie Dowling

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