What We See in the CinemaLeave a Comment
So this site has been down during the busiest time in babysweet’s short life. While we have been offline we have been making a documentary about the wonderfully hip gentlemen collectively known as Two Door Cinema Club. I travelled with them to France, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Spain and Portugal this summer before finishing up at the Reading and Leeds Festivals. The resulting film has a running length of around 55 minutes and it was put online in 4 parts in the build up to their second album release, Beacon. Belfast Music Week have since offered to showcase it at the Queens Film Theatre on November 5th 2012 in the format it is meant to be seen, as a stand alone documentary. There has also been some murmurs about a London screening but at the moment there is nothing to report.
It will be very exciting to see the movie on the big screen but also scary as all of the flaws will no doubt be exposed. You can buy tickets here for £3.00. If I was in anyway good at social networking I could have had wonderful updates from the shooting of this film here. I hope to write an essay about the making off at some point. There was very little time to do anything however as I was a one man film crew. Everything was shot on a Canon 7D and a pretty chaotic shoulder mount that got left in a hotel. The editing was a very quick turn around and involved 12 – 18 hour editing shifts. I guess it’s the same old story for lots of freelancers. Bottom line is I am very proud of this piece. I haven’t watched all through as one piece yet and still need to edit that together for the screening but it is a privilege to have it shown at the QFT and bring my auntie and uncle. Hopefully it will work. If you haven’t seen it then the trailer is at the top of this post. Big, big thank you to Euan Clive Allardyce for designing and making the titles. I think they make the trailer and film.
The image above was from an old music video shoot. Like a lot of things over the summer many ideas have been locked away. It feels like I haven’t made anything in a long time. The opposite is true of course. I have just been working on bigger projects that take more time. When I look through the video section on this site I sometimes think there is nothing there. It’s not a bad way to be. The last music video I made was probably my best one, Animals. It was the highest budgeted one I have made and it would have been great to get another couple out this year. The problem is of course getting the right song, idea and budget all in at the right time. It seems incredibly rare that this happens. It’s happened once this year and once last year (I think…) Maybe it’s a bad way to work maybe it’s a good way but believe me if those things come together more frequently then the music videos will be appearing more frequently. There is one video that is already booked in if we can get the right budget. It’s for a superb band and the single is brilliant. The idea is also the first one I’ve decided to do without the band featuring since February 2011. That is pencilled in for sometime between now and January. I’m also hoping to get something together with an artist I have filmed a couple of times in the past but never made a music video for.
This was just a quick update about the film screening. This website, built by the loyal and handsome Dom Christie, is under development. There are a few flaws but we thought you had felt the silence for long enough and just needed to get an update up. Hannah has her coat on and is calling me out. I don’t expect there to be an update here in terms of news until after the screening on November 5th. Until then babies.