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Making the Film

Day 1! Saturday As usual its a 6am start for me on saturday. When  I got to Belfast me and dad took forever to find the Cinemagic offices! Once I got to the office, some of the crew was there and the rest of  them met Patrick. Once 9:30am came we had a production meeting until round about 10 then our actors came Lia and Tiffany, both the girls are very nice and match the characters perfectly! Once they arrive they joined us in our production meeting and we went through the script! At 10:30am went to film our first scene which was at the shop across the road. We had one problem we didn’t have a bottle of drink for the girls to steal. So we had to go and buy a bottle of VODKA AND EMPTIED IT DOWN THE DRAIN AND FILLED IT WITH WATER. This scene was very fun interesting to film because it was on a very public street but we got there in the end. I’m not going to lie the shoulder mount we were using actually kills the arms! When I was filming each scene i had Patrick over my back doing the focus nd supporting me while I was using the camera. In the shop scene when the girls are running away we filmed some of it in slow monition and it came out really well! When we were making this film we didn’t make it in order. So we headed over to Botanical Gardens to film the next scene. In this scene the girls went to this park to steal a football. I loved filming this part because they were walking down this covered walk way and the we filmed it looks amazing because of the movements and angels we used.  This scene took a while to film mainly because of the very complex movements involved. The shot In this scene was the girls stealing the football from to do boys and run of with it. I found this shot rather funny and it didn’t take that long to film it. The final part in this scene is when the girls start to play dares in this band stand that we found in the Botanical Gardens. This part of the scene turned out very will because of light we had in the background  and the sun was going down and made the video look very good. This part of film took a long time to film of the different angels that we included in it. The reason there is some many angels is because of the dialogue involved. My favourite part in that scene is the dares they played i found it really funny and can’t wait to see how it turns out in the final edit. On Day two of the film we filmed scene two first which was the tunnel and i really enjoyed filming this because of the different angles which were involved and i was thinking to myself this is going to be hard to edit together. It was coming to the end of the day and we had to film our last scene, we need dusk sort of light so we can edit it to make it look like night time. when we filmed this scene it was raining very badly and we need a lot of umbrella’s to keep all the equipment dry and in working order. In this scene, it contained a car crash bit and it was really hard to film because we had to take health and safety into mind, so nothing could go wrong! The amount of different angles we took for this scene was crazy and it was very hard to edit it together then! Once we filmed the editing we got the footage and sound of all the devices on to my laptop so i could start editing as soon as i got home! Next time i am working on a film i want an assiant editor which will help me sync up the audio because that was a long and painful process, but once i got that done putting the actual moving image together was   pretty easy because i’m used to editing. The editing  process for this film took about 3 weeks to complete, but once i got it done i sent it off to cinemagic which meant they could look at it and submit it to the BBC for our show case!

Happy New year everyone!

Big happy new year to everyone who helped make all my videos and projects happen I’m 2013 this includes riders,drivers and mostly importantly the people who make the events happen! Here to a better 2014. So enjoy this video

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Lumiere Festival Derry-Londonderry!

On Sunday the 1st of December we went to Derry-Londonderry which is just up the road from me, to see Lumiere Festivel. We parked up in an old army base and we walked over to St. Columb’s Park were the Fire Garden was and it was bloody amazing seeing all this fire and thinking how on earth is this safe! but it was amazing!

some of the stuff there was amazing and really strange looking but it was good opportunity to bring my cameras which i did! and it probably the best idea I’ve done in a long time! The photos and videos that i got were unreal.


This one of my favourite photos it is a close up of flame and didn’t expect it to come out as well as this!!

The shots i got on my video camera were pretty good but i found it hard to get the camera focused in the dark! but some of the shots came out really good so i decided to put a video together for youtube.

As i went round the park i took lots of photos of the different items on fire which are in the gallery below

As you can see i choose the best photos from that night! I got bored of being in that park! so wee crossed the peace bridge and went into the city and took some video of the videos that was projected on the buildings and it was amazing how they actually did it! hate to see the electric bill after those few days!!

To cut things short here is a video that i made of the festival

On Monday I sent to my teacher from the Film Academy and she loved it! I’ve never got a reaction on one my videos like that ever. Got something coming up this monday but i’m not going to say you are going to wait until then!