Editor. Sophie Muller
Chalk Farm, London (UK)
Notes. The video was put
online on youtube.com by Marek Budzynski himself on March 4,
2007. You can watch The Walk video as well as the other Marek's
works on his own space.
Budzynski's biography. I’ve
been working in film and tv since 1979. I graduated from the Royal College
of Art in 1983 with Sophie Muller - we both got M.A.’s in Film
and Television. I currently direct, produce, edit and shoot a variety
of work and have just come back from China where I directed four Kung
Fu dvd’s and a kung fu short. Check out Shifu Yan Lei on Youtube
and my channel and you’ll get an idea about some of the stuff
that I do.
words from the director.
I was the director of the video whilst I was studying for an M.A. in
film and television at the Royal College of Art in London. Sophie Muller
and I were class mates so I got her to help do the lighting and she
edited the film. The camera operator and his mate (I can’t remember
their names but I think one of them was called Julian) who were at the
London College of Printing were friends of Dave and Annie’s manager
back then and they brought the job to us at the Royal College.
video was filmed at a carpenter friend of Dave and Annie’s who
had a warehouse in Chalk Farm in London. The exteriors were shot in
the courtyard outside where the all the beer barrels were being stored
by a local distributor.
original idea came from Dave and Annie and their manager. They talked
about mood rather than specifics which is where we all came up with
the lighting changes etc.
what I know The Walk was shot before Love is a Stranger.
Our film had an extremely low budget but back them you could still film
on 16mm and end up on tape for not much money. I ended up directing
for Jon Roseman who produced Love is a Stranger but not as
a result of working on The Walk.
liked working with them both. They had a friend of their hanging around
on the shoot who I think was Blondies guitarist, but I could be completely
wrong about that one.
worked helping out on the lighting and she edited the film at the Royal
College of Art in a 16mm Steenbeck. After she left the film school she
started working for a company called the Oil Factory which Daves brother
started up. She once told me that she bumped into Dave at the Oil Factory
offices. Dave remembered her from The Walk shoot and asked
her to work with them on a new video. Sophie could fill you in better
but that’s how I think it went.
original print of the film got lost but by that point I wasn’t
in contact with anyone involved in the production so I didn’t
know whether it had been on tv or not.
The quality of the original tape is quite bad. I'm going to restore
it sometime in the near future. It is possible to fix but it will take
March 11, 2007