Wednesday, November 22, 2006

as quick as it left... is back up again.

we now return to your regularly scheduled programming.


Sunday, November 19, 2006 is not working

just a courtesy post to let everyone know my website - is presently not working.

I have no idea what is causing the disruption, rest assured - once my web-hosting company is finally contactable, I'll get it sorted out.

for the moment, contact shal have to be via Hotmail and mobile phone

0414 468 413


Monday, November 13, 2006

when it rains... that I've finally got 5 minutes to myself, I thought an update was required.

Unfinished Sky finished at the end of October, and I moved onto a TVC for a week, that finished and I moved onto the last week of a soapie shooting twin HD cameras.

so in the last 3 weeks, I've worked something like 170hrs, on 3 very different styles of production.

Type 1 - single cam FILM (feature), to be honest, this is still my preferred way of working. You're doing dialog, there's a little time to get the lighting right, rehearse, and shoot multiple takes if you need to.

Type 2 - Single cam FILM (TV commercial), it's an excellent break from any stress, as things move quite slow, and the let's face it, the dialog can't ever run over 0ne minute, as TVC's are generally cut for 30secs. So it's not too taxing, the money is good, and the food generally excellent. The only potential downsides are the extra time that you're hanging around whilst things are set-up (I don't care WHAT people say - it IS tiring just hanging about on set)

Type 3 - Multi cam VIDEO (TV soap) - WOW!!! How people manage to work for months/years on these shows just boggles the mind. I was preparing for a little increase in pace, but MAN was it a shock.

no time to boom, no time to sort out the shadows, no time to wire up the actors, no time for re-takes, no time for wild-lines, no time to tell half the crew that their start-time and location have changed...Pull in that second camera to shoot a close-up whilst shooting the Wide Establisher...

Needless to say that I'm not a huge fan of type 3.

it has stopped raining (in my metaphor) and I'm now hopefully going to enjoy a short break.

knowing my luck, my professional life will mimic the weather and I'll be in another drought.

oh well

cheers and thanks for taking the time.


photos - one of our camera assistants on Unfinished sky... well he got bored one day...

2nd photo = stand-in for the non-human thespian...