I've just viewed the latest short by Ronnie B Goodwin titled Fly. It's beautiful. It's as much about fly fishing, something that Ronnie enjoys, as it is about the beauty of nature. There are scenes such as the Dragon and Damsel Fly bumping heads that are simply heavenly to watch and something I could never have imagined witnessing in real life, or in this case even on film. In fact, even Ronnie mentions about this scene on his blog.
“With 2 of my short films in the Possible Futures contest, results Tues 26 July, and other larger projects in the pipeline, I have found myself with a little time to spare. So I armed myself with a fly rod and my trusty camera, and took about 10 days to shoot as many little moments whilst fishing at my favourite retreat, Carman Reservoir, located near Loch Lomond at the gateway to the Scottish Highlands.
I wanted to make a pretty short film about how I relax as a film maker, so I applied for a music license with Mobygratis.com, sent them a short synopsis of the idea, they granted a licence provided I don't make money from the film, and when it was completed, they ask to hook up with their vimeo site http://vimeo.com/groups/mobygratis/videos/26802494”
I'm glad Ronnie is carrying on with his dream of making movies and is experimenting with varied subjects. I am a firm believer that if you can bring together your passions in one project there is nothing like it. He is a filmmaker to watch out for and I consider myself lucky to have been in contact with him ever since I watched his excellent short Shooter. You too can follow him on twitter (@ronniebgoodwin) and I recommend keeping a watch because he has a few interesting projects lined up.
All photographs in the post are Copyright Ronnie B. Goodwin