In this weeks video I’m showing another first year Uni project. This was the first project I did at Uni. It’s a music video about a eccentric film-maker who is trying to make it big in the industry. The music is by the very talented Daniel Potts who created us a very unique sounding piece.
The Camera Test Film marks a significant step in my road to becoming a filmmaker for two reasons. The first reason is that it’s the first film I shot on my first DSLR camera. It was a gift from my Dad who got it for me so I could make better quality films. The camera was a Canon 700D, it came with a voucher for a lens too so I bought a 50mm Prime. I still have and use both now. To learn the basics I decided to capture some footage in the garden of my old home. Which leads me to the second reason.
Although the footage was meant to be a test of the camera and some editing software that was free, it became something more. These random bits of film were turned into a short film that represented the seasons. This is where I began my interest in capturing bits of random footage because it was just nice to look at and stick it together to make something from those unrelated sequences. I later learned this was know as Experimental Filmmaking.
Road Trip – One Man’s Dream is a Documentary I made in my second year for my degree course. It explains the reasons of why I decided to fulfil my life long ambition to go travelling and some of the complications I hit along the way.
It’s finally completed! Part one of my European Road Trip.
It’s taken a fair while to complete due to other projects I’ve been working on for University but the first part is finished and uploaded. I’ve also made a start on part 2 which with any look will be done in a week or so.
This is a great feat in its own right because to have any piece of work accepted into any festival is a testament to the perseverance and drive of the writer, director (which in this case are both Ross) and the team of people involved with making a film a realisation. I’ve been told that 1991 films from over 99 countries were submitted to the Nightpiece Festival. The festival only has enough room for approximately 70-100 films to be shown so to say Adgar Productions The Railway Carriage is a good film would be a big understatement.
It also means good things for Scruffy Mutt and yours truly too as I was the Director of Photography for the Film. But of course this announcement wouldn’t be possible if Ross hadn’t written such a great script and if the leading man Mr. Dean Sills hadn’t worked so hard in promoting the film.
All in all, it’s a good day to be able to make films with such creative people who have so much passion and drive in what they do.