First in a series called, “My Little Camera,” documenting my life as a music publisher [Ed: I have since deleted the web link, so if you wish to see it, please let me know.]
In 2002, I purchased a Panasonic SV AV10 on a lark, knowing full well this is a toy, not meant to render hi-res footage, but would, nonetheless, provide me with an opportunity to film anytime, anywhere. Despite its compact size, it’s not entirely unobtrusive. Most subjects, however, were comfortable when I shot impromptu video. Especially David Fanshawe.
This short film is a compilation of several visits with Jane & David Fanshawe, one of the composers I had the privilege of representing whilst employed at European American Music Distributors LLC (1999-2005). David was a natural for this sort of impromptu filming, as you will see.
David & Jane always made me feel welcome in their home – and we always returned the favor. I treasure our memories together. Jane introduced me to the joys of Marmite, Lady Grey tea, and Jaffa Cakes. I shared David’s enthusiasm for a pint, as well as his curiosity for all things in life.
The last visit was at our place just weeks before David’s death in 2010.