Frank Shortt
Oct 02 2017 Posted: 10:12 IST

Huston Guest Session: Award-winning Music documentary Cinematographer Frank Shortt

Huston Main, Thursday, October 5th at 2.30pm

 Frank Shortt has worked in the film industry for almost twenty years, specialising in the music documentary genre and contributing as a cinematographer to award-winning productions including for leading international rock acts Iron Maiden, Motörhead and Rush. Originally from Norway, he completed a bachelor degree in Film & Video production in 2001 at Surrey Institute of Art & Design (now part of UCA UK), working as a camera trainee and extra on the Oscar-winning feature film Gladiator (Ridley Scott) during his time there and specialising in camera and lighting.

 In 2003 Frank returned to Norway and collaborated with fellow filmmaker Martin Hawkes; together they set up SAFT Film, a production company producing local, national and Scandinavian productions and industrial videos. In 2004, Frank (as cinematographer) and SAFT collaborated with the Canadian production company Banger Films to shoot the acclaimed documentary Metal: A Headbanger's Journey (2005). This led to a series of major music documentary productions for some of the biggest rock banks in the world, including Motörhead: The World Is Ours (2011), Rush: Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland (2011) and Iron Maiden: Flight 666 (2009).

 Frank rose to Head of Camera Department/Cinematographer for Bangers Films, producing high end documentaries and films for clients such as Warner Bros, Universal, Netflix, as well as Bangers’ own productions. Among Bangers’ major achievements was a Grammy nomination for Best long form music video in 2011 (for RUSH: Beyond the Lighted Stage (2010)) and winning the Juno awards for music DVD of the year in 2011 (RUSH: Beyond the Lighted Stage) and 2010 (Iron Maiden: Flight 666). During his visit to Huston, Frank will discuss the process of producing music videos and screen extracts from the work he has done to date.

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