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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Shooting over.


Another good day of shooting, some nice stuff. It was a beautiful day and we managed to capture the golden sunset while shooting in a graveyard. I think I have all the footage I need, so I'm going to start editing. I may do some pick-ups, we'll see.
One pain-in-the-arse thing that happened was that I drop my lovely black Samsung NV3 7.2 mega pixel stills camera and it got run over by a car! Sucks! I loved that camera. Strangely, it still takes pictures, but the dislay is smashed so I don't really know what I'm taking or how! Oh well.

It's a very small a simple thing we're doing. And for me it's just something to keep the cogs oiled while I'm writing on larger project. But it has also been immensely enjoyable. I'd recommend anyone who is interested in getting into film to just go out and shoot. Whatever, where ever, you'll learn as you go and you'll come to realise what goes into making something work.
Even if you're just going out to practice scenes, what makes something suspenseful? What makes something exciting? Try it, tape is cheap and the experience is invaluable.

It should take more than a week to edit, so hopefully I will have something up by next weekend and you can see what I mean by just going out on weekends with a camera and only enough money for sandwiches!

Monday, January 21, 2008

More Pics & Clips

Here are some more images and clips from Bill For Short

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Bill, for short... Shoot Day 1


Hi all, we started shooting Bill, For Short today, it's a mirco micro micro shoot, me, Noel (My brother) and John, one camera and no money... sept for sambos!
It went well, we got a good bit in the can. I think it all looks pretty cool, we found some great locations. All of which are real, in that, they are places my grandfather used to work. And like on Emily's Song they are also places I played as a kid that are now being pulled down to make room for new appartment buildings, which isn't a bad thing in this instance, but it's always sad to see those places go. So once again, I'm glad I got to put it on film.
Tomorrow I'm going to be doing some interviews. Then I have maybe another day or two of other footage and then I can start editing.

Here's a behind the scenes clip...
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Sunday, January 13, 2008

New Year

Howdy Folks,
2008 is well underway. Not much to report yet. I got straight back to work on Ghoster. So I'm looking for to getting my teeth into that. I've been working on some new ideas too for other scripts, so hopefully I'll be able to find the time to sit down with them.
I may be shooting a digital short this week. It's call Bill, For Short. It depends on my schedule though, but I think we'll be shooting it this week. If it turns out all right I'll let you know, I may even post it here! But if not, you may never hear of it again!!!

Well, all the best. Keep checking back, I'm sure this year this blog will be packed with wonderful and exciting news!

Frank