Dark Side of the Lens

A man tells us of and shows us his passion: speaking to us in a voice-over narration as we see film of the power of the ocean, waves hitting rocks, breaking waves curling, himself filming above and below the surface, and surfers in their element. It’s a Celtic voice and a Celtic sea. It’s the voice and footage of Mickey Smith, an Irish cinematographer of surfing. His words go from philosophical and poetic to homely and matter of fact. The images are both grand and up close.

Winner – Best Cinematography, Rhode Island International Film Festival, 2011

Winner – Action Sports Category, Vimeo Awards 2012

Winner – G-Raid Driven Creativity award – Professional Category

Winner – Best Cinematography, 5Point Film Festival 2011

Winner – Grand Prize – Chamonix Film Festival 2011

Winner – Best short – New York Surf Film Festival 2011

Winner – Digital short of the Year, Surfer Poll

Winner – Relentless Short Stories 2011

Winner – Amstel Surf Film Festibal, Peoples Choice award

Winner – Best short, Sheffield Adventure Film Festival

Winner – Best International Short, Canadian Surf Film Festival

Winner – Best Short, Waimea Ocean Film Festival

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