This was made as a promotion for a new book of Christmas Carols to be pubished this year. It was shot in the chapel of Winchester School with a professional group of singers and designed to go on the publishers web site. The sound was recorded using a crossed stereo pair of Sennheiser elliptical profile mics into an Edirol R44 field recorder. The filming was done on a warm day in May.
Christmas in a Flash
A Christmas film made after using a GoPro at my stepdaughters flat last year.
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Crying Children Rubbish Clown
This film was originally written for an online film competition which I entered but got no response.
This was filmed in the cramped hallway at my flat. With three of us including a DSLR on a monopod is was very cramped. In fact one of David's (the clown) defensive moves knocked into the DSLR causing momentary pain to my eye socket! I said things like "oh dear" and "my word that hurt".
I had planned to use one special effect from the outset as I had worked out that the clown could not physically fall backwards in my hall. Footage was specifically shot to create the feet appearing in the shot as the clown falls to the ground. The feet are actually a photo animated to look like flipping up as the clown hits the deck.
The soundtrack was produced from a collection of hand to hand combat sounds I have. Just syncing them to the movement of the actors.
I made the film because I have always wanted to do a film using firearms but had no reason for them in a comical situation until Hen suggested a married couple testing firearms and I changed the situation to an argument.
It was filmed in my kitchen with hideous tungsten lighting which I could not desaturate out so used it as a film grade look.
Muzzle flash assets were used to make the guns fire. Just overlaid them onto the image adjusted colour and tone to match the footage. Added some smoke and sparks elements too
Music was provided by my good friend Chan Walrus (real name Alex O'Neil) who create the complete track to fit exactly to the footage.
This was made for Colchester Film Festival 60hr competition. I was waiting for the edit of our team effect film to be finished and decided to make a quick film myself. I set up three cameras in my lounge and started them all rolling at the same time. There was no problems in editing as shots were perfectly matched to each because they were filmed at the same time. Unlike other films I have made there were no special effects or even sound effects. Everything was shot live with only addition of a little music at the end. I enjoyed being a bit arty with the title and credits and hope they are readable. The acting was all improvised and drew from personal experiences to tell the story. Lots of harm was inflicted on the CD but was only a blank anyway.