Penryn effects artist wins award

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A pop video co-created by Penryn-based director and visual effects artist Matt Walsh has won Best Music Video 2011 in Turkey’s prestigious Golden Butterfly awards.

The video is for the song Son Defa (‘Last Time’) by singer-songwriter Emre Aydin, who was voted MTV Europe’s Favourite Act in 2008. To date it has garnered more than 1.4 million views on YouTube.

“This was a challenging project with the usual tight time-scales and a globally-dispersed production team,” said Walsh. “I’m very proud that our hard work has been recognised with such a prestigious award.”

Following the shoot, Walsh spent four days completing post-production work on the video from his studio in Penryn, collaborating remotely with director Serdar Ferit, who was shooting in Liberia at the time, and Barcelona-based editor Daniele Mercanti.

“The broadband network in Cornwall has made it possible for me to do work in Penryn that would normally be done by agencies in central London,” said Walsh. “When the superfast fibre broadband arrives in Penryn next year, there will be little technological difference for remote clients between working with me and working with a Soho agency. It will create a foundation for film post-production to become a viable and valuable new industry for Cornwall.”

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