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Oliver Sharpe

Are you paying attention?

Oliver Sharpe

It’s 2am. I’m sipping peppermint tea from a ‘Doctor Who’ flask. Hunched in my jacket on the platform. It’s -15C, the middle of Siberia in December, and it’s only going to get colder the further we go. The train station is quiet and eerie. The green tint of the floodlights transforms the smoke rising from the ancient…

Make 2017 the year of the mini-doc – new duckrabbit course dates available…

Oliver Sharpe

We are kicking off the year with our first two day mini-documentary production workshop of 2017! It will take place in central London on the 23rd and 24th of February.  We promise an enthusiastic and empowering start to the New Year for anyone interested in documentary film making, whether you’re looking to make your start in the…

From zero to paid mini-doc director in 18 months

Oliver Sharpe

Occasionally I think back over my life and like to plot significant moments, like a path, leading to where I am at present. With a pinch of sceptical fatalism, I find it enjoyable reversing through choices and events however small that had an effect on where I’m at now. Recently I have been thinking about…

Drones Eye View – My first week with the Phantom 2

Oliver Sharpe

As a child I was always fascinated with planes. For me the few times that family holidays required a flight, wet English coastlines or the ferry across the channel was the holiday norm, I was glued to the window for the entire duration. I remember once being invited up to the cockpit to meet the…