Parts of the Process — Director Fred Scott used an iPhone to shoot an eight-minute documentary for Boat Magazine

Posted 13 June 2017 Interview by Laura Snoad

Commissioned to make a film about the Faroe Islands, director Fred Scott travelled to the windswept Jurassic peninsula of Stóra Dímun to shadow four of its seven inhabitants for independent travel publication Boat Magazine. The catch: Fred had just one day to film, and instead of his using go-to kit, the entire documentary was to be shot on an iPhone. Swapping a heavy camera for a pocket-sized counterpart meant Fred could be nimble on his feet, something essential when keeping pace with his interviewees as they scrambled down cliff sides. Aesthetically beautiful and touching, the result is an eight-minute film that captures the grit, resourcefulness and unexpected gregariousness of this remote community. 

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