Does anybody have anymore news on the double album containing songs from Sunhouse through to the present day?
Also at rarerecordings.tripod.com/id29.html site which came up when I was searching for Gavin Clarke info it shows an album cover stating "Sunouse & Gavin Clark rare recordings" and lists what is contained on three discs? does anybody know anything about this and is this the album refered to by Gavin earlier on in this thread?
Also hearing Kezz say a few words and getting a round of applause from the audience he was the only one who spoke any sense and the only one all night to get clapped.
To say I used to visit the site on an almost daily basis, I haven't gotten around to it for some time now! We're talking years, here. Although I did just notice this, thankyou very much - thought that was lovely of you to say so CliftonEs!
I would like to just give a small mention to my good friend Lee, the organiser. His events are always built on hard-work and great value for money, and IMO he meets the criteria he sets himself every-time. As much as I agree there are a lot of valid points in the criticism of that evening, I can genuinely tell you that they are no fault of his!
Peace and Harmony.
"Our Greatest Glory is not in Never Falling, But in Rising, Every Time we Fall."
2012 Danish film (Thomas Vinterberg) staring Mads Mikkelsen. A nursery school teacher is falsely accused of sexual impropriety by a little girl. It's clear from the start that he's innocence. The drama centres on the consequence, how one accusation can esculate step by step until the whole town is caught up in hysteria with frightening results and how, even when it's over, it is never really over for the accused. Excellent performances. Low key, but tense drama with some high suspense moments. Good film.
Chasing Mavericks I didn't know anything about this movie other than it starred Gerard Butler and had a surfing theme, so I took the plunge, no pun intended, not quite knowing what to expect. Based on a true story, Jay is a 15yr old surfer hellbent on taking on a phenomenon called 'Mavericks' an epic wave occurring every seven years or so in Santa Cruz California, a very dangerous undertaking. Its a really good story, moving at times and the surf scenery etc looks fantastic. Easily one of the better films ive seen this year.
P.S. Ryd, what did you shoot this on? I'm guessing a DSLR of some kind. Did you use any filters of do some kind of colour grading in post? It looks really nice. I shoot on a Canon 60d and people always tell me that what I've shot look amazing, but I often feel that I'm not getting as good as I should for some reason when I look at other people's films shot on similar cameras. I don't know if it's just because I'm too close to the stuff I've shot myself, and therefore find it harder to make any kind of objective judgement, but I like the look you created for this film so was just wondering exactly what it was you did to achieve it.
It was around the time when DSLRs were only just starting to be used to make films. We shot on a 7d and a 5d. No filters that I'm aware of. I graded the whole thing in FCP. I didn't really have any idea what I was doing, but a lot people people say the grade is good.. thanks! I guess I lucked out somehow.
I think your experience is to do with lenses &/or colour grading. The quality of your image can really depend on the lens. A cheaper zoom lens won't look all that, but a nice prime lens will make a huge difference.
This was shot on a kit zoom lens:
And this was shot on a lovely prime lens:
Huge difference, same camera! These were shot on a 550d by the way.
Really beautiful film guys. Dave, you handle dialogue really nicely. The talking between the two actors never felt staged or scripted, which a lot of short films, or just films made by people fairly new to it often suffer from. Instead it felt natural, as though the camera had just crept in on these two guys. They became real people.
We're not given much to go on, background wise, but I really got a sense of who these two guys were. Marcus seems like a very optimistic guy, taking lots of pleasure from the simplest things in life, which ultimately makes him the right guy to have around as a friend when you need help letting go of something dear to you as Ray does here. And Ray's character too has a lot of sensitivity, although he is a lot less patient than his friend. How much of this was on the page and how much of it was brought out by the actors, and Ryd's direction, I don't know. But either way, the result was achieved wonderfully!
I loved the cinematography. Beautifully composed frames, with some nice long takes instead of loads of annoying cuts for the sake of it, creating a thoughtful atmosphere that ties in well to the emotions of Ray's character.
Excellent choice of music at the end. Left me feeling as though some kind of rebirth was on the horizon. Like in life, some things seem impossible to let go of, but once we find the courage to do so it gives us a renewed sense of freedom.
Loved the end credits. People don't really take the time and effort to do something a little different, and unique to the film, with the end credits on short films. But they can really feed into the character of the film. They're almost like a signature. Good job guys!
Thanks for the review bryan, makes for a good read!
I'm really pleased you found the performances naturalistic. Am always trying to achieve this. As Dave says, its all in the rehearsals and improv in those rehearsals, and the actors knowing their characters of course. Good casting goes a long way as well.
I think the actors brought a lot to the characters, but it was based on stuff from the page, and then they added their own stuff in. We had a lot of discussions about their characters. I also made sure we had lots of meet ups, including going bowling so these guys could become actual friends in real life. They still are!
Cinematography; all credit is due to the camera people and cinematographer. I left them to a lot of it and advised here and there.
The music was composed for the film, will pass on your positive feedback to the composer!
Glad you liked the credits too.. my dad hand wrote those! I love his handwriting. My friend Melissa Castrillon did the illustrations, i love her style too. Check out her work here: www.melissacastrillon.co.uk/
Huge thanks once again for watching, and for taking the time for this lovely review. Really appreciate it!
Mike Tyson : Undisputed Truth Directed by Spike Lee this is the two hour one man show he was performing on Broadway. Love him or hate him this is a fascinating show and hilarious to boot, reminded me of Eddie Murphy's Raw. Excellent!
Post by judecalverttoulmin on Nov 27, 2013 7:21:00 GMT
Here's George playing Odin, the boss of the Norse Gods, in a new charity Christmas single for the mental health charity MIND, available for pre-order on iTunes now. What a great thing to be involved in and George looks amazing on screen as always!
loll: Has anyone listened to the wonderful Joe Dempsie in Radio 4's Saturday Night and Sunday Morning? http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b039bg5f Online for 6 more days. I play Em'ler if Shane fancies giving me a job...
Sept 2, 2013 13:05:19 GMT
scouesnw: Shane I have a deal with Chanel 4 to write and produe a four part drama called Southgate.
Sept 20, 2013 1:27:47 GMT
scouesnw: It's very much like what you did with This is England only it's based on my own personel experiences of growing up in a North West town called Runcorn during the 1980s.
Sept 20, 2013 1:29:53 GMT
scouesnw: It's big. Very F*cking big. Tey are prepared to reconstruct the accual buildings and streets to scale with all of the details for effect.
Sept 20, 2013 1:31:52 GMT
scouesnw: This is South gate in Runcorn during the 1980s. I need your input on the script. So dearly want to bounce ideas off you please email me for more info at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sept 20, 2013 1:35:06 GMT
scouesnw: I am a former full time infantry soldier back from Afganistan. Thought about little else but writing. Nothing much of my home remains now. I need to share with you. I have the project I will only work with you on. because I want the same thing as you
Sept 20, 2013 1:43:53 GMT
scouesnw: So far I have merged This is England, Rocky and Shameless into a four part drama. Channel 4 are onboard with this - they like working with me.
Sept 20, 2013 1:49:03 GMT
scouesnw: I withdraw my everything I said about working with channel 4 - I do believe I can get them interested once I show them what I have. I really believe in this project. I have learned a great deal over the past twenty years and believe I do have something.
Sept 24, 2013 21:41:35 GMT
Dave: It's quite strange how simple some people believe it is to get favourite directors and TV channels interested in their work. "Happy talking, talking, happy talk"
Oct 16, 2013 15:25:23 GMT
deaksspeaks: Shane, I have added 'Made of Stone' to my A Level Media course this year. I wondered what chance of asking a few questions via email any time in the next six months. Currently sorting lessons based on the DVD's arrival. Cheers. email@example.com
Oct 22, 2013 21:37:20 GMT
burgess92: hi im new to this site and would like to just say hello. i was wondering about casting for any projects and how it would be possiable in getting in contact as im a young working actor. could anyone help me out ? cheers
Nov 6, 2013 16:46:25 GMT
b20kln: Hi guys.. just came here from Twitter.. Hope I could find some info on any supporting artist roles?
Nov 10, 2013 20:42:54 GMT