Get a flavour of the new film from Tranquility Base Presents by visiting www.thetwilightballrooms.co.uk – listen to some of the music, check out some of the scenery and read about…
The benefits of shooting in a virtual set.
It is 50 years to the day that Neil Armstrong walked on the moon.
My tribute to cult scifi classic The Tripods.
Introducing my latest character and protagonist in “The Curse Of The Twilight Ballrooms”
A throwback to the 80’s
I found the old front door of the old Twilight model today. Question is, should I incorporate it into the New Twilight on the pier or is it not in…
To celebrate the news that the next Doctor Who is Jodie Whittaker, I’ve extended what I did back in 2014 and have produced my version of the Doctor Who titles….
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…
Things may seem shut down and deserted round here….
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…
A little reason why you shouldn’t miss the great comedy from Steve Delaney and Graham Linehan that is “Count Arthur Strong”
At the start of this year I became a father! As any parent will tell you, the new responsibility is a full time job. And that’s as well as the…
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…
My first attempt at a Doctor Who time tunnel
My effort from the latest tutorial from Video Copilot.
This short clip that I posted on Facebook seems to have gone down really well with the viewing public. Don’t know why? 😉
I do believe I put this time-lapse on Facebook but for some reason completely missed the blog, which T-Base fans, really won’t do!
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!
A little experiment with particles and the demo of Red Giants’s Form software.
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.
We have recently had a heatwave in London and along with the great weather comes other extremes, namely thunderstorms. Having not posted much of late, I thought I’d try and win favour back from my readers with a freebie. Here is a royalty free clip (not for resale) of it raining heavily to add to your sound library.
Check out my fantastic time-lapse of a sunset in the Maldives taken earlier this year. You can tell it’s on the equator by the fact that the sun sinks absolutely vertically.
As excitement builds with the election of a new pope this week, Tranquility Base Presents exclusive behind the scenes footage of this historic moment.
Happy New Year, but also Happy Anniversary. Yes can you believe it, 2013 marks the 10th anniversary of Tranquility Base Presents. To mark this milestone, I’ve put together a short film documenting the slow but steady evolution of this, my film making website! From the first ever shots with a webcam up to todays experiments with computer graphics and post production and the bits in between! Plus some previously unseen footage (lucky you!) I’d like to dedicate this film to all those who have got involved with the projects! Enjoy and Happy 2013!
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.
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!
Quick experiment using the 3d import function in a demo version of Photoshop. Could be useful tools for compositing?
What happens when you mix the music/lyrics of Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice with samples from the KLF’s “What Time Is Love?”
Happy Halloween from Tranquility Base Presents, plus a video of my day trip to my favourite spooky film location!