More exterior shots

More exterior shots

Here are some more exterior shots with a brief explanation of how they came to be. POSTSCRIPT: This week, the end of Colwyn Bay pier collapsed into the sea. Eerily…

Its hour will come.

Its hour will come.

Things may seem shut down and deserted round here but the caretaker is still around! Just no-one knows where

Four Men in a Pub – Twilight Movie Diary

Four Men in a Pub – Twilight Movie Diary

Since becoming a dad, the Twilight Ballrooms project has ground to a halt. That’s parenthood, there’s just no time to engage in the work required. So to sate your appetite…

Sad day for Eastbourne

Sad day for Eastbourne

I visited Eastbourne for a photoshoot back in 2011 – for the Twilight Ballrooms project. I took many photos including many of the historic and famous Victorian pier. Sadly the…

Creating a spooky theatre

Creating a spooky theatre

An experiment with Rotascoping. Also this was originally shot just using an iPhone5s. Not bad quality, huh? One can make movies so cheaply these days!

What if…?

What if…?

Have entertained the notion recently that the Twilight would look like a pavilion and it and the Rubicon rollercoaster, essential parts of the film, would be on a rotting pier rather than on the edge of a cliff.

Let it snow!

Let it snow!

Some great things happen by accident. Here, I turned a bit of footage into a winter scene by simply keying out a random colour from the grass and placing a white solid background behind. Not only does is get a snow effect but great frosting too.

Twilight Movie Diary – E05

Twilight Movie Diary – E05

Recently got into a new site called Pinterest. I found the app version and downloaded to me iPad. Now I’m hooked. It allows to pin most (more or less) pictures on the internet into a folder on Pinterest. So if, you’re doing some compositing on FOG (see below) you can collect a folder of other peoples images to inspire you. Just inspire mind, no stealing! And I was inspired, though it’s your decision whether I actually got a decent foggy composite, rather than just a bleached effect!

Experiment in 3d Importing

Experiment in 3d Importing

Quick experiment using the 3d import function in a demo version of Photoshop. Could be useful tools for compositing?

Twilight Movie Diary – E03

Twilight Movie Diary – E03

Enjoy this clip. Oh and if you’re stuck, the answer is here

First ever make up test

First ever make up test

The lead character in this movie will be played by yours truly naturally. Have taken time to start creating the character in the flesh and this included a trip yesterday…

Twilight Movie Diary – E02

Twilight Movie Diary – E02

Time Flies!

Time Flies!

Anyone who doesn’t know, my flat is undergoing extensive repairs since a flood last November… and yes, it’s STILL going on. So I’ve been quite preoccupied with that on what…

The Rubicon

The Rubicon

    The latest picture of the Rubicon rollercoaster. If you don’t know the history of the Twilight Ballrooms and the dreadful accident that happened involving this rollercoaster on Saturday…

Twilight Movie Diary – E01

Twilight Movie Diary – E01

Pre-production photo shoot

Pre-production photo shoot

Had a marvellous few days in Eastbourne. Fought off the temptation to spend my time at tea dances and instead headed off across the South Downs taking in Beachy Head…

Latest from Wits End

Latest from Wits End

Pre-production on the Twilight project has now taken half a year and may take another year or so at this rate. It’s slow but I’m learning so much. However, I…

New dates for The Twilight Ballrooms (LIVE)

New dates for The Twilight Ballrooms (LIVE)

Whilst this movie project is called The Twilight Ballrooms, there is also a LIVE show with the same name. This is also written by me but is completely different storyline…

If anyone can…..

If anyone can…..

Today was a bit of a Red Letter Day for Tranquility Base Presents in general. After months of research and general umming and erring, I finally bought a new video…

The Devil’s in the detail

The Devil’s in the detail

Have completed this 3d model as part of the local village store. The sweet wrapper images were a real bonus and are courtesy of Jason Liebig from Flickr! Many thanks…

Panarup!

Panarup!

So the last few weeks have been a mixture of different Twilight related projects. Lots of 3d drawing, notably the top of the Twilight tower which has now been added…

Softbox lighting

Softbox lighting

Bought 2x85W softbox lights and stands to use with my green screen from Amazon. There is a slight problem with fluorescent flicker but at the moment I’m putting that down…

Draft complete

Draft complete

Well, the Twilight script has now completed it’s first draft and is being re-written and tweaked as we speak. Am now exploring the feasibility of various things I would like…

…and the lovely Rita!

…and the lovely Rita!

Richard Leigh’s production of the live show wot I wrote “The Twilight Ballrooms” had a successful run at Jermyn Street last month and there is more to come in 2011….

Blowin in the Wind

Blowin in the Wind

Had a little learn and play with the Daylight System in 3ds-Max today. Made a little weathervane from scratch to render in it that I imagine would probably sit well…

New look website

New look website

Time is flying by. So much to do. And I’m doing it! The webbuilding is progressing with the development of three new websites for False Impressions, Actor CV and –…

Look familiar?

Look familiar?

Went to Brighton last month to see the Pet Shop Boys. Took a picture of what remains of the West Pier. Reminded me of another picture…. What d’ya think?

The Ballrooms

The Ballrooms

In working on the new Twilight website, the topography of the Twilight had to be devised. Here is an early blueprint of the front structure of the building.

Stop press…

Stop press…

Richard Leigh has persuaded “Malcolm Marvelle – Master of Mystery and the lovely Rita” to return to Jermyn Street Theatre this November 2010. Ticket information will soon be available on…

Dream House!

Dream House!

In the mid-nineties, central Europe was gripped by the biggest thing in music since Michael Cretu’s “Enigma” stormed the charts in 1990. Swiss-born Robert Miles released “Children” – a style…