Saturday, 28 November 2009

What have I been doing!?

I'm sure that question is on all of your lips at the moment *ahem*, as i've been a tad quiet on my blog.

Well to some of my friends this statement may be a bit of a joke, but I have been quite busy meaning I haven't found much time to update this regularly.

But what I been doing I hear you ask!?
Well I've done two amazing shoots for the music I am directing. I have seen half the footage and so far its look sweet! This week I am going to go through the rest of the footage and make up some teaser trailers, to create a little buzz for when it finally gets released!

I have also been working again! YAY! There has been some matches at Twickenham stadium, so I finally have some more pocket money to play with. And these matches have been long days as I've been working on the posh hospitality boxes where people pay a great deal of money for a decent meal and free booze before and after the game. Sometimes I've been luckily enough to taste the food, and it is bloody great!

Both these things have been taken up my weekends, so i've been worn out all weekend. But its all good fun! As well as this I'm still holding down a degree, this is going well. Next week I shall be shooting my latest assignment of a 30 second quality street advert. Hopefully it will turn out well, our idea is quite a strong one I reckon. The lecturers liked it which is always a bonus!

Oh and one more thing to put on top of that, I was approached by a man who creates Asian Wedding videos, and has asked me to edit some of his work, as he recently lost all his computers and didn't back them up. So he's proper stressed out, and I've been that light at the end of the tunnel (as he puts it)
Quite easy work though, and he's going to pay me which is always a cheeky bonus!

Well thats a nice update for you, I must dash I am putting one of my guitars up on Ebay I never play it anymore and mainly I need some extra cash!

Ta ta, M x

Monday, 23 November 2009

I wish I had seen this full episode!

Monday, 16 November 2009

Thats a Wrap for the first day!

Yesterday was the first day of shooting for the music video I am directing for The Startover.
And the shoot went extremely well, each member of my crew performed to what I would call a professional standard. Meaning the shooting schedule went smoothly!
After the shoot we looked back at some of the rushes, and already there shoots of the band that look fantastic. I am really looking forward to looking through the rushes tomorrow once I ingest them onto a hard drive to back them up. Don't ever want to loose this footage !

Can't wait for the next shoot to get underway on the 22nd with the "live" crowd of around 30 extras. This should be a lot of fun!

M x

Thursday, 12 November 2009

All set and ready for the first big shoot!

I have just this minute got in from a meeting in central London with the main members of my crew for the music video I am directing for The Startover
The meeting went so well, I just had to come in and update my blog about it (and well its been a while since my last update anyway)

We basically went through EVERYTHING as the date of the first shoot has crept up on us rather fast. So we had to organise everything for the 15th Nov. I think we achieved this very well. We spent a good 3hours or so in my producers flat with my production designer and first AD going through the crew contacting them to make sure were all set for the big day. And we well and truly are. I can't wait to start this shoot for real, it is going to be an awesome one!

I'll let you know how it goes after the long day!

M x

Sunday, 8 November 2009

The time has come!

It has come round so quickly!
Next weekend (15th Nov) I shall be shooting the first pieces of footage for the music video I am directing for the band The Startover

I can't wait to get this day underway, it should be a real exciting day!

However, I need your help as well!
The following weekend (22nd Nov) I shall be shooting a live scene for the music video, which will require around 40-50 extras. The location for this shoot is atUnit1Skatepark in Rochester. So I need your help to come down if you are interested at around 5pm.
Please please pass this on to friends who would be interested.
Message me through twitter, facebook, dailybooth or ideally e-mail for more details.

M x

Monday, 2 November 2009

First decent assignment at uni!

On Friday I was handed my assignment brief for my "Image & Visual Culture" module, and this assignment looks like it is going to be a good one !

I have been given 10 words, which I have to take a photograph that interprets each word, as well as emphasis on certain aspects to the image eg. texture. This is great as there is no writing involved explaining why you choose and all that. Just simply the image. The 10 words and their emphasis are;

ARCHITECTURE - Viewpoint / Line / Shape & Pattern
RUBBISH - Colour / Texture / Pattern
TREASURE - Viewpoint / Colour / Texture
MONEY - Viewpoint / Texture / Light
FITNESS - Movement & Motion (Groups of "active" people)
TRANSPORT - Viewpoint / Surface / Texture
TRANQUILITY - People and Pace (context)
DOORS - Viewpoint / Surface / Texture
FLAWED - Contrast / Surface / Texture
A PORTRAIT - Individual of Group / Studio / Lighting / Composition

This should be good fun coming up with some interesting ideas, which I have a few flying round my head already. I have to shoot each image on the colleges Canon 350d which is a lovely camera, although from my 21st birthday money I shall be getting myself a better one! Can't wait to get that actually.

I shall post some progress images of this assignment.

M x