Archive | January, 2012

Let the cameras roll

11 Jan

Well just the one camera for me, my flip which does the job really well. All I can say is thank god it wasn’t raining yesterday, not like last week where it was enough to make a plant become a drunk with all the water they were getting. Headed into town to stat filming more footage for one of my indie films I am working on. Before I forget to mention I have been granted approval for two other projects I am planning, and hoping, to film in the next few weeks after this one is finished.

Made it to my first place to film, which was an interview of a lady, Joy, who works in a card shop. Although I got what I needed (for the moment) from the interview, what got under my skin was there was a person in the shop who could see I was filming, and they kept talking really loudly, not respecting the fact that I need silence to pick up what Joy was saying. I did ask the person to tone it down and they looked at me as if I’d sworn at them, I guess there are some people of a certain generation that have no clue, or respect when it comes to filming, but besides that happening I got what I needed. Managed to get additional shots and an interview of a lady in the card shop, so I did well for my first pllace to film.

After getting all the footage I needed from Joy, my next area to film at was the people on the market place, and I was so happy when they guys said they would be happy to be in my film. Before I interviewed both of them, I got a lot of great shots of them working, the various cards they sell, wrapping paper and of people passing by. The interviews were awesome, as they both said what I needed for my film, I know I have’nt said what it is about, yet, but I want to keep that a secret until it is completed, and it is up on the blog, well part of it. So I will be doing some more filming in the next couple of days and eventually I can put the whole thing together either on imovie, or final cut. All I ask when it is completed that you watch it and you leave your comments, and let me know what you think.    

 

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New Year, New Resolution

3 Jan

Hi one and all

First let me begin by saying that I hope you had a great Christmas, and that 2012 is going to be a happy one for you all. As most people traditionally do on New Year’s Eve is make a New year resolution to do the usual; lose weight, not to swear so much, work harder, go bungee- jumping (if you have a adventurous streak) and many others to go by.

Mine however, is to start making my own independent short films, nothing too Hollywood but to just pick up a camera and go out there and film what I want (within reason). I have two project ideas in mind I hope that I have planned and will soon be working on, though I was hoping to do so today but because the weather is really bad, I have decided to go with my back-up plan until things settle down.

Once they are finished obviously they will go onto a disc and be ready to show others who are interested in what I have been working on since the New Year kicked in.

I just hope that my ideas work and that they are not foolish, but its a case of taking a leap of faith and just going for it, so lets see what chapters I can write, or film this being the case, for 2012.

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