I don't think it's for everyone, but, I found  the short film 'Glory…

I don't think it's for everyone, but, I found  the short film 'Glory at Sea' pretty magical.
The video is not in HD but this served to re-emphasise something that I know Elliot Grove talks about in his production classes and something I have also been a strong believer in – the sound quality is as (if not more) important than the picture quality.
The sound of this short is amazing. I don't just mean the anthemic score, but the voices, the background, everything is crystal clear and tight.

I ran a recording studio for a few years, and have been a working musician for most of my life, and I hate bad sound. And most shorts I see have it. Horrible, flat, whiny, noise voice tracks. Jumps in sound continuity. They drive me crazy.

Look at 'Glory at Sea' (magic realism?! maybe, I'm no expert), but more importantly – LISTEN to it. Everything (movies included) I watch at home I listen to with headphones. And this short does not disappoint.

Ok…gushing praise over.

Check it out here:

Great video, showing that the homemade look is definitely breaking into mainstre…

Great video, showing that the homemade look is definitely breaking into mainstream.

This is the latest promotional video from Suntory, one of the largest drinks manufacturers in the world, and it's for a vitamin-c enriched drink called CCLemon (which I love!)

I would love to find out who made this and for how much (and how?!). I am going to put out feelers today and see if I can track down more info.

Cute article about low budget feature

The article is from a local paper, and is poorly written.

I know there's lots of low budget shoots going on, but, never hurts to learn about another one. The director's showreel is interesting (http://ths.thijsbazelmans.com/), the producer is new.

Might be interesting to follow these people's journey and see how they do!

News for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet
Murrells Inlet: Filmmakers have low budget, but high hopes. By Jason Lesley Coastal Observer. The producer and director of a low-budget movie titled “Civilized” are planning a casting call for extras next month when they visit Murrells Inlet to scout for film locations.

Rather damning article about the state of things in the UK for filmmakers.

Rather damning article about the state of things in the UK for filmmakers.

Britain has Film Making Talent but it’s left at The Borderlands of the Industry (18.07.2014)
At the mid-point of the year many people are constructing their top five films of 2014 thus far. One of mine is a film that few people will have heard of and even fewer will have seen, namely the British ‘found footage’ horror, The Borderlands.