I am a big fan of the quick production. Not that there is a problem with the Mallickesque pre-production style across a few decades. The Tree of Life took time, but boy was it worth it.
However I have found focusing my creativity quickly can bring great results. One of my most popular short films (Screened across the UK and Europe) to date was made within 60 minutes, Nuclear Mysticism.
- 0 minutes on pre-production
- 30 minutes of script-less filming
- 2 minutes of a one take V/O
- 20 minutes of editing
- 3 minutes finding the wonderful copyright free “Dali” font for the title.
- 5 minutes to grade
- 60 minutes total
This short film went to on to be nominated for a variety of festivals across the UK and Europe. Receiving thousands of views and even got me paid work.
So that’s it, 30 days of photos. In the end some were not from the archive due to busyness. This last one is. On a ferry traveling across Lake Victoria. If you are going to win at cards, do it in style and with red eyes. Circa 2008
Today’s post is a bit of a treat of photos from a rather insane journey I took.
From the bright lights of Kampala, Uganda to the abstract craziness of Yei, Sudan (Now South Sudan). This is easily the most insane travelling I have done and one of those I look back upon still with fear.
The mighty Ross Blackmore doing sound in a cold and wet forest outside Glasgow. Today two years ago I launched the trailer for my short film Dragoon (have a watch below if you haven’t seen it yet.)
After a rather manic 2013 this was something that kept me going. Rather proud of how the trailer ended up.