Monday 11 November – book now! Very excited to announce a special #MadeOnAMobile filmmaking workshop happening at Dundee's Discovery Point, home to the actual exploration and research Ship RRS Discovery. Its first mission was the British National Antarctic Expedition, carrying Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton on their first, and highly successful, journey to the … Continue reading #MadeOnAMobile at Discovery Point – Monday 11 November
"If you don't stick to your values when they're being tested, they're not values: They're hobbies." – Jon Stewart "Playful Communications" is not so much a business name as a mission statement and commitment of value. Intentionally so. I once had it thrown back at me on a feedback form from someone who thought I … Continue reading Values with character…
So, if you make a film on a mobile phone or a tablet, what does it look like? Is it obvious? Is it low quality? Does it look un-professional? I'm going to let you judge for yourself... Here's are a few I made in June at #CollegeExpo19 for the College Development Network. https://youtu.be/LKf5JYaLo9k How's … Continue reading What does a film that was #MadeOnAMobile look like?
"He [Lelouch] told me it was the camera he’d been dreaming of his entire life" – Maxime Heraud (cinematographer) This insightful article on veteran Oscar-winning director Claude Lelouch demonstrates why more and more film makers are turning to the iPhone (and the FilmicPro camera app) to make intimate and authentic films. In fact, the mobile … Continue reading Standing ovation in Cannes for iPhone shot movie
So, 1 July marked 6 months of 100% freelance and I have a few numbers that I'm quite pleased with. Over 30 workshops. 23 of them #MadeOnAMobile (a handful of those are in the pic above). That's just over 300 people trained, most of them in mobile filmmaking, in 6 months. This compares with 120 … Continue reading 6 Months of 100% Freelance
My #MoJoFest 2019 "#Mojo in 3 Seconds" #MadeOnAMobile - Shot & edited on iPhoneXR using FilmicPro camera software, a Shure MV88+ stereo condenser and a Deity V.Lav omnidirectional condenser mic, chopped up on #iMovie. https://youtu.be/v--_X03a_No Find out more about MoJoFest here: https://mojofest.eu
If you've seen any of my work you'll know that I'm a huge fan of Timelapse. For example: https://vimeo.com/157129273 It's a shot-for-shot remake of the Netflix "House of Cards" intro captured using iMotion (for iOS in the App Store) on an iPad and an iPhone 4. I made "City of Design" over 3 years ago … Continue reading Timelapse and Blendeo
We've been invaded! Just a quick capture of some work being done at the house... hope you like! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdJjO2ifUUs
Are you collaborative? Is your organisation? We often say we are, but are we really? Do we 'get in the way' of the process? Filmmaking, in theory, is a collaborative process. But like so many working partnerships (teams, institutions, organisations) some productions are bound to be more collaborative than others. So often the tone is … Continue reading Get out of the way… and collaborate!
In February 2019 I sat down with Phillip Vaughan (@phillipbvaughan), host of the Comic Scene Podcast, to have a chat about how I started out as an illustrator of children's comics and the artists, stories and publications that continue to inspire my work now as a designer and filmmaker. Conversation included how I started at … Continue reading Comic Scene Podcast – interview