Movie Diary ep8

Movie Diary ep8

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?

Speed draw challenge

Speed draw challenge

Just challenged myself to draw a 3d Dalek in just half an hour. Not great but don’t forget, I quit Art when I was 12. And this challenge felt more…

When baking goes wrong

When baking goes wrong

Forget the Great British Bake Off – when you’re rendering goes wrong during the bake you get more than deflated soufflés.

Doris Kepelwick

Doris Kepelwick

The Auditions

A message from inside the<br> Twilight Ballrooms

A message from inside the
Twilight Ballrooms

More can be seen at www.thetwilightballrooms.co.uk

Test titles!

Test titles!

Latest entry from the Twilight Ballrooms Movie Diary

Virtual studio

Virtual studio

The benefits of shooting in a virtual set.

The Tripods

The Tripods

My tribute to cult scifi classic The Tripods.

Stranger 80’s

Stranger 80’s

A throwback to the 80’s

Old door to Ballrooms

Old door to Ballrooms

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…

Doctor Whittaker

Doctor Whittaker

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….

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….

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…

Doctor Who time tunnel

Doctor Who time tunnel

My first attempt at a Doctor Who time tunnel

Solar Flares

Solar Flares

My effort from the latest tutorial from Video Copilot.

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!

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween from Tranquility Base Presents, plus a video of my day trip to my favourite spooky film location!

Twilight Movie Diary – E03

Twilight Movie Diary – E03

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

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…

Another Vanishing Point experiment

Another Vanishing Point experiment

Visited my dad today and was browsing some old photos. This one is of the road I grew up in, though taken long before I was born I might add….

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…

Vanishing Point

Vanishing Point

Experimented today with something called “Vanishing Point”. There is much you can do with this Photoshop filter which helps you edit a 2d photo in a 3d environment. One of…

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…

Greyscale Gorilla & C4 Cafe

Greyscale Gorilla & C4 Cafe

A blog worthy of mention, Greyscale Gorilla This one covers all my favourite subjects on Post Production, namely After Effects, Cinema 4d, Photoshop and others. Some great video tutorials (video…


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