On Monday the 29th of January, I had a great night filming; I am doing a documentary on the late, great Jimmy Reid. I only started filming different bits of footage earlier this month, but the other night I managed to get in to thee Jimmy Reid Memorial lecture, which was chaired by the first minister, Alex Salmond. This was my first time filming a famous face delivering a speech on Jimmy Reid and independence, filming this documentary has help me a lot to feel more comfortable making a documentary rather than a drama. I was hoping to get Alex Salmond to answer a question for my film, but with all his guards, I didn’t think that was going to happen, but I just decided to go for it, grab my chance, and after the speech I managed to get my question to him and he answered it happily. Now I have realised that pushing the right doors open and you may get what you need, overall I was very proud that I went for it and got what I needed.
Last year at half 7 in the morning, I was woken by the sounds of shouting and screaming, I looked out my window, then what I saw I knew I had to film, hope it put’s a smile on your face as it did mine.
For the last few week’s I have been down, due to missing classes as SASS have still not paid me a penny, so getting to college is very difficult due to the crazy train ticket prices. I also lost my lead actress from my short as she didn’t feel up for it; due to it being provocative, but luckily I found a great replacement. The set back means it may be a real struggle to shoot the scene I wanted before 2013.
So from down I called on my friends to cheer me up and the did, me and Ryan went filming in Callender, I thank beautiful Scotland for making me feel better once again.
I took this photo, using a Cannon 550d, they made it a HDR image, so now I feel back and ready to get moving, just wish my SASS pay comes in soon. Peace Folks
This week college was off so I got a tad bored, I decided to practice some editing on adobe premiere, I was pleased as I made my 1st ghost and got to know the program better. Also I spent a lot of the week networking, tring to get my name out there and me and my friends facebook page, which is www.facebook.com/greenecarrfilms, just in-case you didn’t know .
I spent my night times reading up and practising my cinematography using my hdv camera. I want to master the camera, my framing and so on. For many year’s I have always felt it was important to keep props, dummy blood, fake limbs, scares, stab wounds and fake heads. This week it was fake heads, so I done a bit of exercise mixing wallpaper paste, until I had an arm like “Popeye“. Good week overall.
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My latest edit, hope y’all enjoy
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The other night I my first Adobe Premiere, although I enjoy avid I must admit I enjoyed adobe premiere pro a lot. I made the edit using the footage I filmed of the band Markee De saw the other night; and … Continue reading
Last night me and my dear friend Ryan were filming an interview and gig with a wonderful band markee desaw; we set up for the gig starting at half seven and they set up went well, also I was doing a little audio recording at the same time, which was fun aswell. All in all the shoot went well, as me and the crew did our best to keep hidden and out of the way of the customers. This gig only lasted one hour and was quite personal, the gig was the start of Glasgow’s “GlasGay” festival. I am very happy with the footage I managed to get.