Trip to Cannes – ‘The Tale of 2 Days’

Posted by on May 22, 2013 in Blog, Projects | 0 comments

Trip to Cannes – ‘The Tale of 2 Days’

Dear all, Myself and Dumitru Langham – BSc (Hons) Digital Film Technology – attended the 2013 Cannes Film Festival this weekend and had the experience of a lifetime. Not only did we see celebrities, talk to top industry movie moguls and walk up the famous red-carpeted steps, we also experienced one of the wettest days in Cannes history: That said, the following day was reborn in beautiful Cote d’ Azur sunshine: The reason we were primarily there was to support and promote Dumitru’s short documentary film...

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Braving the Mountains

Posted by on Mar 21, 2013 in Blog, Projects | 0 comments

Braving the Mountains

Today, both BSc Digital Film Tech. students and HND Yr1 Moving Image students ventured into the unknown in the Dark Peaks of Stanage Edge. Even though it wasn’t snowing else where in the country, it was at this height. BSc students were endeavouring to collect plates for visual FX tests and HND students were attempting to collect footage for a montage based project centring around the theme of British Springtime. It has been a tiring day – braving gales and blizzards – walking up hills and mountains, but I think we all...

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‘The Edge’ – HND Moving Image students work with Level 3 Actors

Posted by on Mar 7, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

‘The Edge’ – HND Moving Image students work with Level 3 Actors

HND students and Level 3 Acting students have been working collaboratively to create a short promo for the forthcoming, self-devised Acting Performance of Macbeth, called ‘The Edge’. The shoot was a short, but very intensive day; in very hostile working conditions in a Bolier Room. The performers not only had to adapt to the conditions, but also stay focused on character and theme when called upon. As with all shoots of this type and quality, there were numerous takes needed from varying angles. Each set-up or shot would take 30...

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BMC Film & Video students create animation for forthcoming Feature Film ‘The Raven on the Jetty’

Posted by on Mar 5, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

BMC Film & Video students create animation for forthcoming Feature Film ‘The Raven on the Jetty’

Prior to his recent visit Mark Duggan, an assistant director for the up coming feature film, had set a brief for our HND 2nd year students to create a video game-like animation. Mark visited BMC to see how they are getting on with the project which includes two animation sequences, one being the introduction to the film. Mark commented on how good the work is that the students had produced so far “I’ve enjoyed coming down today to see the students. The work I have seen from them is great; some really good quality work has been...

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On location with ‘Critical Hit’

Posted by on Feb 28, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

On location with ‘Critical Hit’

Critical Hit is a short film written, directed and edited by Kyle McVean, one of our BSc (Hons) Digital Film Technology (Top-Up) Students. Principal photography has just wrapped following a 2 Day Location shoot high up in The Peak District. Here are some production stills: Having braved snow, heights and actors, Kyle discribes the basic plot as such: “The short film follows six friends playing a game called Dungeons and Dragons, a tabletop role...

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‘Adam’ (2013) A Short Poetic Documentary

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

‘Adam’ (2013) A Short Poetic Documentary

‘Adam’ (2013) Dir: Robert James Prior A short poetic documentary about a local fitness instructor and personal trainer. Director / Cinematographer / Editor: Robert James Prior (HND Year 2) Assistant Camera Operators: Aaron Oliver & Jon Baines (HND Year 2) Music_ Quietly Returning by Rhian Sheehan.

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Movember – Support the Cause

Posted by on Nov 20, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Movember – Support the Cause

During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in the UK and around the world. The aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and testicular cancer. Some of the HE media staff and students are supporting the cause again this year by attempting to grow moustaches throughout the month of November. We have formed a team page where donations can be made if you feel so inclined. We will update this post at the end of the month...

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‘Short of the Week’

Posted by on Oct 1, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

‘Short of the Week’

Hi to you all, Just a quick note to advertise and celebrate a fantastic website I’ve come across that promotes the work of short fictional filmmakers from all over the world…Hang ON…let me re-phrase that: A collection of short fiction films from all over the world, made by ‘real’ filmmakers; not Fictional ones!? Click on the image below to find the...

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Blackmagic RAW Footage

Posted by on Sep 25, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Blackmagic RAW Footage

To all HE students, If you are like me, and suffering from ‘Blackmagic Eagerly awaiting Syndrome’, here is something to keep you going. Blackmagic, via Cinematographer Phillip Bloom, have made available some footage to download. Warning though: This footage is RAW, DNG 2.5k Image Sequences directly from the camera, so will need a lot of memory and hard-rive space to run. This said, if you have After Effects, you can load the footage straight into the programme and be greeted by the RAW Image Processor to process the footage as...

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HE Media goes Blackmagic

Posted by on Sep 12, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

HE Media goes Blackmagic

As part of ongoing development of resources and equipment, the HE Media team have decided to invest in one of the best Digital film Cameras in the world. The new – and highly groundbreaking – Cinema Camera by Blackmagic Design is a “proper” film camera. In the department we have been using to great effect the DSLR workflows of the Canon EOS range of cameras, which are still a very affordable and highly effective option for Digital filmmakers, and we will still continue to use these in the future, as is the industry...

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