25 November 2016

DIGITAL FILMMAKER MAGAZINE

My latest short film, Unto Death, has a six page feature in the latest issue of Digital FilmMaker Magazine. It includes an interview with myself (I'm wonderfully interesting don't you know?), where I talk all things Unto Death and indie filmmaking. Check out the sneak peek below and buy the magazine for the whole article.


13 October 2016

TELEPHOTO SUNSET

I finished shooting the main bulk of my latest short film, Unto Death, a few months ago now, but there was one shot that kept eluding me. I desperately wanted a telephoto shot of the setting sun, specifically the sun disappearing below the horizon. I tried various locations all around South London but was constantly foiled by weather, on one occasion the only cloud in the sky was exactly in front of the sun. Sod's Law! Also, it sounds stupid, but I really underestimated just how bright the sun is even when it's at its least powerful and beginning to fade. Stopping down my lens to f/32 was nowhere near enough so I bought some ND filters for my Cokin filter holder. Finally after two months of attempts the weather was perfect and I had the correct equipment for the job. It only lasts a few seconds in the film but the effort was totally worth it. Big thanks to Helen Miles for all her help. For any techies it was shot on Blackmagic Pocket in RAW with a Tokina 60-300mm at f/22 and ND16.


28 September 2016

UNTO DEATH - POSTER

"In the beginning was the word, and the word was made flesh."
www.imdb.com/title/tt5587564

I'm now in the very final stages of post production on my latest short film, Unto Death. Low/no budget filmmaking is tough and takes time but I'm really happy with how the film is looking and sounding. I'll soon be doing the colour grade with a talented colourist, and Helen Miles is working on the sound design as well as the score, which is being created in a pretty unique way. I'll probably do a separate post on that at some point.

In the meantime I made another poster. I wanted to make something that was more modern looking than the retro teaser poster I made. Check it out below.

Here's some other tasty stuff relating to the film. Trailer 1 - Trailer 2Lobby Cards

12 August 2016

STRANGER THINGS

Like most of the planet, I devoured Stranger Things in a few days. Being an eighties child it ticked all the right boxes for me. I particularly loved the opening titles, so being a massive narcissist I decided to recreate them for myself. I like to do stuff like this to further my knowledge of After Effects as it's always good to have another filmmaking skill I can use. For any font junkies the font is Benguiat. Enjoy!

22 July 2016

UNTO DEATH - TRAILER 2

"In the beginning was the word, and the word was made flesh."
www.imdb.com/title/tt5587564

I'm in the final stages of post-production on my latest short film, Unto Death, but in the meantime I made another trailer. Big thanks to my amazing cast and crew, Tim Blackwell, Nathan Dean Williams, Gabriella Montrose, Helen Miles, Frances Darvell White, Leon Ancliffe and Samuel Dore. I hope you enjoy it.

Here's some other tasty stuff relating to the film. Trailer 1 - Teaser Poster - Lobby Cards