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DIY Camera Jib

After many hours of hard work I’ve finally finished my camera jib – what’s a camera jib you ask?. For those of you that don’t know a jib is an arm that that you attach the camera to, for smooth vertical movement. I do already have a cheap one that I’ve used on ‘Still Life‘…

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Not Talking but Shooting in the Dark

Busy weekend for Shining Tor as we’ve been working on a poem film with Bokeh Yeah. Bokeh Yeah (I’m never sure whether you’re supposed to shout it, Bokeh Yeah!) are a DSLR filmmaking group based in Manchester and run by Adele Myers. The challenge was to pick a published poem from many offered to Bokeh Yeah,…

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DIY Camera Rig

Lately I’ve been contemplating the best way to film the short film ‘Escape‘ that I wrote last year.  We were set to film it before Christmas, but we struggled to cast the lead role so it got pushed back and we shot ‘Sonnet 18‘ instead. A big part of the film is set on Kinder…

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Kino Shorts 46

Great night yesterday at Kino Short Film night at the 3 Minute Theatre in Manchester. Lots of great short films including our own ‘Sonnet 18′. I think the best films of the night were ‘Bourne Septuagenarian’, a comedy action film with pensioners, and ‘Going to Mecca’, story of two brothers scattering their father’s ashes in…

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Portraits

Learning about lighting and camerawork has reignited my interest in photography lately and I’ve grown especially interested in portraiture. If you’re interested there’s a free offer at the end of this post by the way. It sounds pretty easy doesn’t it, stick someone in front of a camera, say cheese (cheese works, I have a…