Monday, 15 September 2014

Souvenirs (SHORT FILM) Immortal Beard Films

A short film created by Immortal Beard Films, Director and Producer Robert Simpson. (Just another film with me in it)

I would like to thank all these people involved below. 
  • Linda Michalik  
  • Graham Williamson 
  • Tony Winward
  • Leo Howes
  • Robert Lonsdale 
  • Mick Snowden (Camera Operator)
  • Robert Simpson (Director)  
As well as involving myself in building and construction props and set for stage and screen, I like to gain experience on camera and stage theatres. This makes me more diverse and hopefully gain a variety set of skills that I can use for future work opportunities. 

I hope to network and meet people through my passion for film and theatre. I may have an opportunity working for Hydra X Films in Northumberland which will give me industry experience within a small production film company.  I have been asked to audition for a role in 'Blood on the Lens' as well as being a 'runner' behind the scenes. (Watch this space!) 

Thursday, 4 September 2014

All That Once Was

I have finally managed to edit and put together my Filmpoem 'All That Once Was'

The location I have used for the film was located in Python Gallery offices (Cargo Fleet Lane, Middlesbrough). I was allowed permission to gain access to the first floor and second floor which was  filled with rubble and dust.

I would like to thank Kirsten Applesnakes and Writersblock NE for developing a workshop on using Windows Movie Maker.
I would like to thank the Python Gallery at Cargo Fleet Lane, for allowing me permission to film and photograph the area.
I would also like to thank camera operator, Humira Imtiaz for following my direction without a tripod    and suffering the thick air of dust that would be completely unsuitable for asthmatics. (you will be pleased to hear that she does not suffer from asthma)

Please note that the music was supplied by Kai Engel, an internet composer.

The concept of the Filmpoem is based on personal emotional experiences. I wanted to capture beauty and decay within the same frame. The props used where to emphasise the words within the poem that I feel are meaningful.  The film is influenced by my appreciation for Film Noir as it is in sepia tones and the subtitles are to give a 'silent movie' feel to the performance. I made the film silent to relate to my own feelings of not having a voice or the confidence to express myself clearly, or it is to portray the ignorance of other people.