[Experimental Short] The Camera Test Film

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.

Enjoy!

 

[Short Film] Se7en in 60 seconds

Week 2 of the relaunch retrospective is the first film I ever made. I’d dabbled in making gaming videos before under the alias of Captain Jack Gumption (A channel that is still live to this day) but never written a script, used a proper video camera (the mighty Canon XM2) or anything to do with live action film.

The film was made for a College Project, the brief was to create a film that followed the guide lines for theĀ  Jameson Empire Done in 60 seconds competition. With that I created a 60 second version of Se7en. This film very rarely gets shown anywhere. Mainly because of my woeful acting (and questionable moustache). I’d like to thank everyone who I worked with on this. Pretty much all of my college cohort such as Jess, Dan, Reece and the rest of them. I’d also like to thank my tutors too, Dean Ayres and Oliver Reeve.

Without further ado here is Se7en: Done in 60 seconds

[DOCUMENTARY] Road Trip – One Man’s Dream (2016)

 

 

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.

The Railway Carriage

It is with great pride and exuberance (and that’s a big word) that I can announce that Ross Adgar’s (of Adgar Productions) film The Railway Carriage has been accepted into the Nightpiece Film Festival which is part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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.