Buzz Kill has been selected for FilmOneFest – the "celebration of the super-short film". It's playing on Saturday 16 July at the Atlantic Highlands Marina in New Jersey and will screen at other venues throughout the year. Or, if you can't afford the flight, you can watch it here: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCkxO35qdIY]
What I spent my weekend doing.
Truer words were never spoken.
I’m making a film! And I need your help. It’s called Fred’s Shed, and it’s about an old man, his wife, a shed and the mysterious contraption therein.
I’ve scrimped and saved and raised some of the budget myself, but film-making is an expensive business, so I’m asking you to check out our Indiegogo page and – if you like what you see there – dip into your pockets. There are perks!
I’ll be talking about this a lot more over the coming months – brace yourselves!
Image by Anthony Lamb
Now, whatever could this be?
Just stumbled across this in the iPhone app store. Hitchcock is a “mobile storyboarding” app - you take photos on your iPhone and then drop in camera moves, stand-ins and audio. You can even set timings for the shots, so you can experiment with pacing.
Well, with a magazine deadline week and two days of editing out of the way, I finally have some time to sit down and blog.
Went to see District 9 yesterday - good stuff. Neill Blomkamp’s one to watch out for - and I suspect James Cameron will be kicking himself come the end of the year. 14 years and $300 million to make Avatar, and Blomkamp’s snuck in with a truly epochal sci-fi movie that only cost $30 million to produce. Not that you’d know it from looking at the screen; the visuals are very impressive. Check out some of Blomkamp’s previous short film work (including Alive in Joburg, the film that inspired District 9) here.
Our zombie, Lea, has blogged some more about Baby Steps and her other current projects here.
I find myself playing the waiting game at the moment; Baby Steps is in the can, but we won’t be sitting down to edit it until the weekend. Of course, my natural response is Oh Sweet Jesus We’re Going To Miss The Deadline, but there’s plenty of time to cut it together yet. And on the plus side, it gives me a few days to punt out some festival applications for A Stitch in Time (oh, Stitch, how I’ve been neglecting you…).
More pressing is what to do with the piles of baby toys we used as props, now cluttering my bedroom. I’ve managed to find takers for all the magnetic letters and the rattle, but what to do with Giggling Baby Luke? Anyone in need of a dead-eyed plastic ghoul-child in possession of an electronic giggle that will Haunt Your Very Dreams?