Kirsten Burke is one of the UK's leading Calligraphers. In London, her lettering adorns the walls of The Globe Theatre and you can see her work in buildings and shops around the country. Kirsten now works from her spacious studio in Chichester, where Flutterby were called in to help make 7 short tutorials to accompany her recently written book 'Secrets of Modern Calligraphy'.
Directed by Michael O'Halloran, we filmed over 2 days, the first day was spent shooting the introductions for each section and recording the voiceover, and on day 2 we shot the close ups for each chapter. The colour palette and beautiful lettering lent itself well to making very pretty pictures. We shot on our C300 mark II, mounted overhead for the top shots which worked brilliantly for the close ups of Kirsten with pen, in action.
It was an intense shoot but Kirsten was a pleasure to work with and we managed to get down to the sea on Sunday for a breath of fresh air!
Today the edit suite is abuzz, as Kirsten joins us in London to cut the footage. The deadline for the delivery of the films (to link to the QR codes in the book) looms for Friday, lots of coffee please!
Kirsten's book will be published on the 5th November 2017 and you can pre-order it on Amazon using this link The Secrets of Modern Calligraphy