Neil Oseman

Designing Amelia’s Letter

Production designer Amy Nicholson is no stranger to period settings and low budgets. I spent all of last September in France lighting her impressive work, so when I came to crew up Amelia’s More »

Film Faces by Colin Smith

As well as being an excellent gaffer and camera assistant, not to mention the most loyal crew member I’ve ever come across, with over a decade of suffering on Neil Oseman shoots More »

Hellblazer

A couple of weeks back, I served as director of photography on a music promo for heavy metal band Savage Messiah. Directed by Tom Walsh of Polymath Pictures, the video was released More »

Soul Searcher: Fighting Talk

Martial arts action choreographer Simon Wyndham and martial artist and stuntman Shane Steyn discusses the challenges and considerations of co-ordinating fights for Soul Searcher with fists, feet, swords and scythes. More »

Trailer Tips

For independent filmmakers, there was a time when trailers were something you didn’t worry about until the movie was finished and you were looking to get it distributed. Maybe you cut a More »

 

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K: Pros and Cons

I recently bought a Blackmagic Production Camera, having twice found myself in the position where I was scrambling about trying to hire one at short notice. Blackmagic Design have since announced the

Designing Amelia’s Letter

Production designer Amy Nicholson is no stranger to period settings and low budgets. I spent all of last September in France lighting her impressive work, so when I came to crew up Amelia’s

Firelight: Revenge of the Cyclotron

Back in early 2012, gaffer Colin Smith and I built a wagon light – or Cyclotron, as it was soon dubbed. Alright, Colin did most… all of the building, despite what this

Thank You

Thank you to everyone who made Stop/Eject‘s third crowd-funding campaign such a huge success. We set a target of £400, but we smashed through that early on and ended up at £600

Stop/Eject According to Therese

When we shot Therese Collins‘ behind-the-scenes interview for Stop/Eject, back in March last year, it proved … shall we say… challenging to get a sensible answer out of her. Here are some

Stop/Eject: Production Design

In this featurette, Sophie Black takes us through her production design process on Stop/Eject, from themes and concepts through to execution. There are just five Blu-ray copies of Stop/Eject still available on

Stop/Eject Postproduction Budget Breakdown

Back in November 2012 I posted and analysed the preproduction and production budget for my short film Stop/Eject, a 17 minute fantasy-drama which was shot on a DSLR. Now I’m going to do

Stop/Eject Sneak Peek

Here’s an extended trailer for Stop/Eject, featuring clips and behind-the-scenes interviews. DVD copies of the film have already sold out, but you can still order Blu-rays or digital “rentals” at stopejectmovie.com

Stop/Eject Available Now

Stop/Eject, “a charming, fairytale-like film” (Unsung Films) in which Georgina Sherrington “steals the show with an emotional performance of the highest merit” (The London Film Review), is now available to buy from

Stop/Eject Available to Buy from Sunday

Since completing the magical and moving fantasy-drama Stop/Eject last year, a number of people have contacted me asking where they can see the film or how they can buy a copy. Great