Monday, September 11, 2006

Man With A Movie Camera

Back in the summer of 2003 I was working with Chris (pictured) on a short film project by the name of Sunday Matinee... we spent ages working on a script, got a couple of local kids in to read for the two main parts and even managed one day of filming in Peacehaven. But the camera was duff, the actors weren't ready, and then Chris became a dad...

Three years later and the time feels right to revive our project, so yesterday Chris and I went over to Newhaven to test his 16mm camera and shoot some footage. We learnt a very important lesson - shooting on 16mm is NOT a practical or cost effective method for an amateur filmmaker! So, Chris has finally bowed to pressure and has agreed to shoot on DV instead. We now have a newly revised script and a possible new female lead, so what happens next... watch this space!

5 comments:

Courtney said...

Now this is exciting!!

rawshark said...

Wicked.. This sounds good!

Yep - DV is probably a better choice than 16mm for first film though..

Looking forward to more updates on this...

CarbonToe said...

Well now you've left the dark ages with 16mm it's time to start looking at buying that hi-def widescreen camcorder on your "0% on purchases for a year credit card"!!!! :)~

Gingerbloke said...

Has this one got those manic puppets in it again? I remember being the sound man that day whilst a certain Wiggy pretended to be the on set (field) photographer. Gis a job!

Anonymous said...

Shooting film with can be tricky and a real headache if you never used it before--especially if your using a poorly made camera like a Krasnogorsk. None the less, film is still superior then digital and the end results are much better overall.