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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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‘…