Archive for the “movies” Category

    Video editing

    Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

    I’ve recently done some video editing, some at home and now some for work and think it might be one of my next projects/hobbies. Although at the moment I’m not full of ideas of what to shoot I’ve enjoyed the editing process and gives a whole new appreciation for what is done in TV and film. My first foray was the outtakes of – it’s a classic, see it while you can, I’m not renewing the URL in October (and I can only take credit for camera work on the short film, editing there was done by a pro). My second attempt (that made it through to a final cut) will sadly not be available to the general public, being a work project. I’m hoping to work on something a little more mainstream (well as mainstream as editing at home on a laptop then posting to the internet can be, let’s say something that can be viewed by those reading this blog).

    I don’t believe I’ve ever used so many brackets/parentheses in one paragraph before. I’m sure that’s not very well respected in the literature world.

    Right now I’m still at the point of wanting to run before I can walk, I can’t wait to get the first film festival nominee cut and out of the door. I have, however, the minor issue of learning how to properly use editing software, be it iMovie at home or Adobe Premiere Elements at work. If anyone uses any decent sites for either of those post up the links in the comments.

    More than meets the eye

    Sunday, July 8th, 2007

    We went to see the Transformers movie yesterday. The CGI was way better than anything else I’ve seen. 2hrs30 long but it didn’t seem like it, some movies of that length drag on but they did well with it. I was disappointed that I only heard the transforming sound once in the whole movie, they do a clunking metallic sound rather than the, well I don’t know how to write what the sound sounds like but its this one. They changed Megatron quite a bit, instead of a big cannon on his arm and transforming into a gun he has no cannon and transforms into a fighter jet. I’m not convinced about the new looks of all the robots, but that’s probably just because I’m so used to seeing them the way they looked in their cartoon incarnations. It was a really good movie anyway and I’m sure there will be a sequel next year.


    Sunday, April 22nd, 2007

    Its not out for a while yet in the UK but once it gets there Grindhouse is well worth seeing. Its the new double bill movie from Tarantino & Rodriguez, a little long at over 3 hours – could benefit from a short break in the middle – but they are 2 really good movies.

    Saw Hot Fuzz yesterday too, the UK getting their own back on US cinema and delaying the release out here. Worth the wait too, plus they showed a preview before the movie for Simon Pegg’s next movie Run Fat Boy Run.

    Casino Royale

    Saturday, November 18th, 2006

    I went to see Casino Royale today. Its the best one since Goldeneye (which had the same director), Daniel Craig did a good job – he’s a different type of Bond to the others but made it a really good movie. I liked Pierce Brosnan but wasn’t too keen on the stories, this one is much better than the last couple, more of a story and less special effects. It starts with Bond before he was a 00-agent, so its really a kind of prequel, but then it gets a little confusing as all the technology and cars are modern – the dates on the text messages are July 2006.

    Still, one of the best Bond movies.