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
So you make short films for your organisation? Maybe you're part of a comms team or your role includes documenting what you do to share with customers or staff. Where do you go for inspiration? What films can you watch to get ideas for work projects? Is it okay to open your film like Hitchcock? … Continue reading Open a scene like Hitchcock
Ever found yourself at 2am working on a passion project wondering why you do this to yourself? But this is not about me. While I was making Open Close Movie last year I asked myself that question. It's rhetorical really. I know my answer and I know I will do it to myself time and … Continue reading Capturing Creativity