For the 20th anniversary of this website, I’m pleased to give you a sneaky peek from the Twilight Ballrooms (or at least the pub near the Twilight)
Another look at an AI generator. This time it’s the turn of Stable Diffusion.
My latest project using entirely original music and graphics.
None of the images you are about to see actually exist in real life.
See what happened when Artificial Intelligence generated images of Wits End!
Detail is key to making something believable. Here you can see one of the many background buildings in Wits End. A closed down fish bar called The Golden Chip. And there’s a little story to this. My family used to own a holiday chalet in Scratby (the original name for Wits End) in Norfolk. But …
I’m working on a big sweeping shot from the foyer of the Twilight through to the auditorium. It’s one of my biggest shots so far in one take and brings with it a variety of challenges and workarounds. The biggest challenge involves the strain I put on my computer. The greater the strain, the longer …
What does liminal space have to do with creepypasta?
How to key out just the green screen and not the character. Top tip!
Great news – our nemesis has gone legit
Unearthed archive footage of Wits End from 1979
My first co-production with my (7 year old) son.
Here’s a great simple trick to get any extraterrestrial terrain you want and it’s closer than you think, despite being out of this world!
Ever wondered how to isolate vocals from the music and vice-versa?
This is “Dexter’s Tune” by Randy Newman – from the film Awakenings (1991).
Latest trailer with brand new music by moi.
My foray into Synthwave Art
BBC rejects the new ident I did for them specially for the pandemic.
2021 will see the end of Adobe Flash Player
And they say nerds can’t party!
“Tunnels & Spheres” – This year’s showreel, much of it courtesy of a lockdown and extra time on my hands. Everything here is by moi, including the music!
A rare glimpse behind the scenes with a top tip for those doing post production on a budget!
I did my very own cover of an A-ha classic using isolated vocals of the man himself!
A demonstration on the wonders of stabilising footage from handheld cameras using motion tracking. Who needs a tripod on location when you’ve got a 4k phone and stabilisation software? This is taken from my jaunt to Blackpool, just before lockdown!
Forget the Great British Bake Off – when you’re rendering goes wrong during the bake you get more than deflated soufflés.
A bit of casting today – of the virtual kind.
An important message from the Twilight Ballrooms – released at the start of lockdown.
Latest entry from the Twilight Ballrooms Movie Diary. Find out why these titles got the boot!
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 its blighted history. Then thank your lucky stars you’ve never been there for a holiday! If you check the site out during the Christmas period …
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 keeping and too ornate.I’m stumped cos I quite like it. The original was not my drawing btw but from a royalty free library and then …
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. The new time-tunnel is essentially a donut in Element 3d – check out this tutorial to see what I mean
The history and evolution of the Twilight Ballrooms concept. From a house shaped theatre perched on top of a crumbling cliff to its final incarnation, a crumbling variety hall on a pier in Wits End. This video will show the real life venue that inspired it – a venue that sadly burnt down almost 100 …
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 and in a rare entry for the Twilight Ballrooms’ Movie Diary these days, I’ve decided to release this rough clip of an experiment I did …
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 other full time job that pays your bills. Naturally, progress on my film projects and posts to this site have become few and far between. …
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 amusement arcade caught fire yesterday and completely gutted the first section of the pier. Many have said that it’s a relief the fire only took 30% …