[Music Video] The Process

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.

Enjoy!

[Short Film] Hidden Within

Moving on from the films and videos I made in college, this short is called Hidden Within.

It was my first year film that I made with a couple of other people on the course. It’s a horror thriller. It was a last-minute dash to the finish on this one due to locations falling through the day before shooting. We pulled together though and made the film we wanted with a few minor changes.

Altogether three cuts of this film exist, here is mine. I’ve also added a copy of the commentary for the film, which explains a few things. The commentary in itself sounded quite negative. That’s down to the fact that the commentary also had to double as a critical analysis. With that, I was encouraged to point out the issues and short comings rather than the positives.

So, without further ado, here is the film.

 

 

[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!

 

Road to Relaunch DevBlog #2

I was a little late getting this one up due to some technical issues. Still, better late than never. Here’s this/last weeks DevBlog.

Changes Made

  • Patreon: Patreon has been set up and Launched. I did a post on it so you can read up on the how and the why here.
  • Patreon Widget: I’ve added a widget to Scruffy Mutt & Alchemy  so people can easily access the Patreon page from anywhere on the site.  Its the Orange button that says “support on Patreon”
  • Widgets Removed: I’ve removed some widgets that are no longer needed or weren’t needed in the first place. Comments, meta and a few others are now gone. This helps streamline the site.
  • Stock Images: I’ve created a set of new stock images to go with the new site branding. These will replace older images and be used for generic posts such as the devblog and posts of that nature.
  • RTR Videos: All the Road to Relaunch videos are now uploaded to YouTube and are scheduled to be released. They’ll come out every Friday.
  • Background Colour: The Background colour has been changed to white. This was done to make the site easier to read for anyone with reading issues (Such as Dyslexia).
  • Sidebar Colour: Now white as per the reasons for the Background colour.
  • Text Colour: All the text should now be black. This again is so most people should be able to read it without issue. I had a problem with the heading text being white but that should be resolved now.
  • Header Image: I’ve decided to keep it darker for now.
  • Tutorials: All the Tutorials have been taken down off of this site and are being redone to be put up on Alchemy. They are more fitting with the type of content that is being put up on that site.

Changes to Implement

  • Social Media: The branding for the most part is now done. Some pages like Google and some of the lesser used social media outlets need updating
  • Vimeo: Still looking into if its worth setting up at this time.
  • Daily Motion: Still need to set this account up.
  • RTG Videos: I have still have to write all the articles that go with the road to relaunch videos.

Issues

Patreon Scheduling: As a Patreon, one f the rewards is you can get videos early. Due to the way YouTube works I can’t leave a video Unlisted and make it Scheduled. Also if its unlisted it can be shared anyway so kinda defeats the point of it being exclusive for one set of people. Looking into how to sort this.

 

[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 the  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.