Monday, 21 September 2009
HOWEVER, that's not to say I'm not interested in making anything new. Good grief, quite the opposite. I absolutely LOVE working with found footage, and have an insane library of old films and PSA's and so forth, and would love to make something incorporating these things. But, I don't want to waste my time (as it were) working on something like this when I can be working on something else with a possible market (ie short stories).
BUT! I would love love love to be given a brief by someone to make something for them. No charge (it would go towards my portfolio), but I would like it to actually get used for something, other than "Look what I got some mug to spend time on for no real reason other than I asked him to do it".
SO. CONTACT ME, if you liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiike.
Friday, 5 June 2009
I made a music video for HANZO STEEL (the track was 'Bukkake' and they were a hardcore metal band, similar to Will Haven) although since re-formatting my PC I seem to have accidentally deleted it. Whoops. I didn't create it on my own though, so hopefully one of my chums has still got a copy.
The last short film from my brain to video was called COLLAPSE, and is about a man who turns into sound. It starred a bloke who'd appeared in BBC1's Life on Mars and Doctors! This is one of the pieces I put on VHS, so I'm still trying to figure out how to transfer it back onto PC...
KID DESTRUCTO! is an earlier piece, and is a documentary about a suicidal superhero who happens to be indestructible. I'm particuarly proud of this one and might make an extended cut (the original is 10 mins) if I have time.
CELLAR was/is a very short experimental sound/film piece, shot on 16mm. I honestly have no idea where it is, as I telecined it before leaving uni.
We were quite lucky at Derby Uni, actually, as (at the time) we were one of the few educational establishments actively using film. I love the look and visual texture of it, and wish I could create more films using it - it's just a shame that the cameras are so bloody expensive.
I was also involved in documenting a battle of the bands at the Royal Festival Hall in Nottingham, back in 2005, which was an experience, all right.
Monday, 25 May 2009
Bored of Smack
An earlier film, from 2004. A bandaged man recounts how he ended up in a white room, in a tale involving a pop star and an experimental drug. Oooo, mysterious!
Written by Mike Thorpe, screenplay by Mike and myself, starring Joe from The Atoms and Dave Snell from, um, the Snell family. ENJOY!
Friday, 22 May 2009
This is the latest film I've made. It's a music video for the erstwhile
grindcore duo MOUTH and is comprised of found footage!
You can hear more music by/find out more about MOUTH at http://www.myspace.com/mouthnoise
I enjoyed making it, and would quite like to continue this style. So, if anyone in a band fancies having a similar vid made for their tunez, drop me a line. GO ON.