This week has seen the launch of our client Felcana’s Kickstarter campaign! We’ve been keeping you updated on the project, so you know we’ve had a blast working with them. The page went live at 4pm on Monday and has already gained a third of its target investment. In case you missed it, you can view the video below:
This week, Chris joined Soho Editors at a special event held in conjunction with Apple all about our favourite editing software FCPX. There were some brilliant guest speakers including Thomas Grove Carter, who we we actually gave a shout out to last week for his fantastic FCPX 10.3 overview film! Chris picked up some great new tips and tricks, and got a first hands-on play with the new Macbook Pro.
Also this week, we had Lulu from Chesney’s pop by to look through all the footage Chris shot in Portugal. It got a big thumbs up for her, which is always a good start! Chris is looking forward to cracking on with the edits during the rest of the month.
Meanwhile, Lorna has been working on a short film for Resolution Building Services Ltd. She’s using images from some of their products to create a demonstrative film, highlighting each stage of the renovation project.
Our Film Academy at Hoxton Hall got some new members this week! They were thrown in the deep end as we began shooting our experimental short film. The film will use weird and unusual filming techniques to tell a story of a strange world in which a fried chicken cult kidnaps unsuspecting pedestrians. Some of the techniques we plan to use include nonlinear story telling, repetition, colour editing and of course our surreal narrative! Here’s the team working on the shots.
Exciting news from Lincoln this week! Shooting Fish Theatre Company had the first performance of their Interfaith project, and Dave went along to film the event. It was fantastic to witness everyone’s hard work coming together, and to see the live shadow-puppet theatre that children had devised from our narration pieces! We’re looking forward to two more performances over the coming weeks!
Meanwhile, Mikaela has been hard at work getting our sponsorship pack ready for Japan Festival 2017! Yesterday she had a great chat with a huge number of organisations, including Lincoln’s central library and a recently opened gaming bar. Yesterday evening Mikaela also went along to Lincoln’s Culture Cafe, and got to talk to a number of great cultural organisations. She’ll be connecting more with these cultural institutions to how they can help expand the reach and audience of the festival.
What We’ve Watched
Mikaela’s review last week inspired me to see this film, and I wasn’t disappointed! Beautiful, thoughtful, deep, and still totally gripping. Amy Adams is amazing. What a good movie.
Over at Blueprint: Review:
A Special Day – This low key period drama starring Sophia Loren and set in Italy shortly before WWII is a little known gem.
Body Double – Brian De Palma’s thriller is sleaze-tastic, but still worth a watch.
Twilight’s Last Gleaming – Robert Aldrich’s cold war thriller stills packs a punch.
Kes – With I, Daniel Blake receiving rave reviews, we check out Ken Loach’s early classic.