Archive | July, 2012

My London Photography trip (Photography on a budget)

24 Jul

So a friend of mine randomly messaged me last week saying you can go from Burnley (near where I live) to London for ‘like ten quid’, £10.50 to be precise. Not one to be boring all the time I jumped at the opportunity to go down on a nice little photography adventure. I love street photography and I knew my tiny Panasonic gh1 with the kit lens and a manual Nikon f.18 50mm prime would be perfect for being discrete and snapping up some un suspecting victims.

So anyway, we set of at about 5am and got in London (Pancras station) for 12:30, giving us around 9hours of lovely photography before we had to take the 6hour trip back again. Note, if you’re going to try this for yourself here are my top tips for what to bring: Continue reading

The importance of Sound Design/Recording!

23 Jul

It’s been a while since I have done a post, in the midst of Graduation and finally finding some hope of a good creative job I decided that Sound is what really makes a film. I have been working hard creating motion graphics and this gave me a really good opportunity to be more experimental and creative with sound so I thought it would be nice to share some tips I have come across.

For me sound design & recording comes quite naturally, my A levels where in music technology and I have been through the process of recording bands e.t.c (a skill I would advise any film-maker to gain). It’s often said sound is 51% of a film and I totally agree, an audience will tolerate bad video if the sound is good but never vice versa.  Sound is particularly important to get right when shooting with a DSLR because most of the time you cannot rely on the sound these cameras take in, time and time again I see interviews shot with a DSLR looking amazing but sounding terrible, don’t fall into this trap: Continue reading