Cracking the Code

Our new short film, ‘Cracking the Code’, is finally out and I think it’s one of our best. I wrote this as part of an on-going project with fellow writer Ash Jones, to try and come up with a series of short comedies that might work better online than the longer stuff we had been doing.…

Shooting the Police for a Laugh

Yesterday we shot our ‘Police Investigation’ film (working title). This will be a short comedy about two police officers discussing a new break in the case they’re working on. We shot the film in the head office of Stockport Homes, who generously allowed us access on a Saturday when no-one else was in. I wanted…

Testing the Samyang 14mm VDSLR Lens

Okay, brace yourself folks, this could get a bit technical. As a birthday treat to myself I’ve purchased a new lens, the Samyang VDSLR 14mm. This lens is part of a set made by Samyang (one of many names by the way, depending on which country you’re in) specifically for DSLR filmmaking. For the technical…

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‘…