I wanted to talk a bit about why I left filmmaking for a few years, and why I’m coming back to it.
A lot of people have been asking me about this, so I thought I’d make a video explaining why I’ve made this decision.
Going back 9 years to when I got my first video DSLR. I shot this silly fake trailer with a bunch of friends. Lots of After Effects, and lots of fun! Shot on the Canon 550D / t2i, which in my opinion is the camera that democratized filmmaking. It was the first camera that anyoneContinue reading “THROWBACK THURSDAY: “V1Z1” Teaser Trailer (2010)”
Davinci was choking on my 4k footage, so it was time for more power! I can finally edit at the speed of thought.
Putting two of the most popular video mics head to head.
Luca just got back, and I’ve been selling stuff like crazy. Still lots more to minimize.
Luca gets home tomorrow, nearly done. Feeling ok about myself for the first time in a long while.
2 more days until Luca is back, time to get up and get s#!t done!
Having recently turned 30, and having done fuck all in the last 5 years, I decided it’s time to start creating again.
I haven’t used this blog for much of anything in recent years, but from now on I’ll be using it to post my latest work that’s distributed over my other various platforms, consolidating a lot of it into one place. Stay tuned!
It has been a while since I have last posted. Lots has been done since then. Late 2012 the newspaper for my region came out and did a story on the film, which was an interesting experience. Still, if there is one thing I have learnt from it, it’s: never trust the media. I hadContinue reading “Progress. More than one minute into the film.”
I finished my first shot for “Disappear” on Thursday night at around 11pm. After being in pre-production on and off for around 12 months, this is a major milestone. I can finally start to see my vision take on a life of its own. ——————————————————————————————————- Stay tuned for some frames pulled right out of theContinue reading “First shot is in the can! (and a sneak peak)”
So I have finally finished up on “The Great Gatsby” and have been back in the studio for a few weeks now. The set is nearing completion and I should think it is not unrealistic to start shooting in June as scheduled, unless the feature film I am booked on decides they want me forContinue reading “The apartment set is close to finished!”
So I had temporarily fallen of the face of the earth and lost contact with the world, so I will explain where I have been; As some of you already know, I have been in a theatre production of “The Great Gatsby”, in one of the leading roles, Nick Carraway. The show went incredibly wellContinue reading “My Theatre Debut!”
Another month has flown by. I’ve been really busy with my theater role in the production of “The Great Gatsby”. The show starts in just over two weeks, so will only be getting busier from here on in. In the studio; I’ve finished the neighboring brick wall. I did a base coat of ceiling paint and then blackContinue reading “1000 1:6 scale bricks and a wardrobe”
Wow how time flies huh? Another month already. With this in mind I’ll quote Bruce Lee; “If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.” Been a good month, lots of progress. I have all of the furniture finished apart from the wardrobe, which is a hero prop (I’m starting on thatContinue reading “Furniture, hands and a tiny key.”
So, it’s been a while since I’ve posted. I’m gonna make it a “first week of every month” thing from now on, unless it’s just a few quick photos. I’ve fabricated some new sculpting tools out of brass, after watching a tutorial excerpt by Marc Spess (very talented sculpter), and sculpted some apoxie sculpt hair onto theContinue reading “Character completed, hands, furniture started.”
So it’s been about 3 weeks since I last posted and I have gotten a fair bit done. That big pile of timber…. Turned into over 100 small bits of timber, which I’ve spent some time assembling into a section removable stage. The set sits on top of a timber stage I built (I wentContinue reading “Set is built, painted and ready to be dressed. Progress!!!”
Been a very productive week. I really love being in the new studio. I’ve even found time to do some music and paint a bit, in between apoxie setting times. So this week I have gotten the head sculpt completed and baked (sculpey) and attached it to a neck made out of latex. Next upContinue reading “Slowly getting a head. Also, the start of a rabbit and a pile of timber.”
Its been a long time coming, but finally it’s done. I moved in to the new studio a few days ago here in Taranaki after a few weeks of evenings spent renovating. It’s really great to be working in a dedicated space. The studio is 4.5 x 3 meters (13.5 sqm) with a 3.5m highContinue reading “Viva La Studio!”