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Rosalind Alcazar tells Chelsea Monthly about Film and Photography


What kick started your filming/photography career?
I was lucky enough to study film and television production in high school in Australia and instantly found my passion. I had an amazing teacher who encouraged me and helped me find the right course to continue my studies and meet people in the industry.

 How would you describe your style?
I would describe my photography style as balanced, honest, vibrant and creative. With filming, I find my style changes with each project.

 Where do you get your inspiration from?
I get my inspiration from my surroundings. I am always observing and enjoy noticing little things people often miss as they rush about London.

 What are your top 3 career highlights to date?
When I had finished university I was very fortunate to work on a music video that was directed by Russell Crowe. As you can imagine it was an incredible experience. In 2010 I was fortunate to be part of a global advert. I was working with two friends and together we got flown around the world. It was an amazing adventure. Finally, nothing beats seeing your work on the big screen. I was lucky to attend the London City Film Festival this year and watch a short film that I shot on the big screen with a full audience.

 What is your favourite computer/editing accessory?
I love my Macbook pro and use Aperture and Final Cut for editing.

 How important is the editing process to you?
Editing is a crucial step. For photography it is the final step to finishing a picture. Video editing can drastically change a story. Timing is essentially in creating the right atmosphere for your tale.

 What has been the best event you covered?
Best event I have covered, that is tough. I believe every event is unique and I give it my all. I have been booked to cover a wedding in Saudi Arabia and feel extremely excited and privileged to be able to document such a special occasion.

 If you would be able to collaborate with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?
I would love to collaborate with Alfred Hitchcock. I have grown up watching his films. He is an excellent director and storyteller.

 What is your dream shoot?
My dream shoot would be working with a passionate group of likeminded people where time and budget where not an issue. Maybe in a warm exotic location.

 If you could live anywhere, where would you build your dream home?
I do believe home is where the heart is. I grew up in Australia but London has been my home for the last 10 years. I would like to try America but as long as I am surround by friends home can be anywhere.