Thursday, 28 February 2013

EYES Vlog Update 5: Locations

Here I discuss the locations for the Pilot and why I picked them.

EYES Vlog Update 4: Characters & Cast

Here I discuss the characters of EYES and who I have cast in the roles.

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Test Footage: Touching the Water

Here is some test footage I shot for when Boris touches the water in the pilot script. In my head I had a pretty clear Idea of logistically how we would do it. However, as I would be putting water together with £3000 camera, it was something I wanted to be sure of in a controllable environment.

In this second test, I experiment with a lens flare effect and the results speak for themselves! This also features some of Daniel's initial sound design work for the project.

Friday, 22 February 2013

Sound and Lighting Tests: Upper Weir - 21/02/2013

Following on from my initial technical concerns about lighting and sound recording on the Upper Weir location (11/02/2013 Test Footage & 12/02/2013 Test Footage), I conducted some research into the University's equipment (for the sound) and elsewhere for the lighting (see below).


While looking for a solution to my lighting problem, I came across the above video and liked the very simple and surprisingly satisfactory result it offered. Following the videos guidance I invested in an LED torch and nabbed some gel paper (you place this over the bulbs to soften the light and to stop it from your blinding your performers) from the Broadcast Lab equipment cupboard. 
Last night, together with Tish and Matt, I conducted some sound and lighting tests at the Upper Weir location trying out the solutions I found. I did this to determine what would be the best microphone, camera, settings and lighting rig to use in order to achieve the results I want from the shoot. 

Following the results, I have decided to use the LED light and the Radio mics for the sound.

The videos below should be pretty self-explanatory.

Friday, 15 February 2013

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Location Recce and Test Footage: Upper Weir - 12/02/2013

The other day I captured some test footage and photographs of the weir at night to assess what lighting issues I would have to deal with when are doing our filming. However, It was a hard situation to assess because the Bath Rugby Ground had their stadium lighting on. To this end, I captured some more test footage and photographs from the following night when the Bath Rugby Ground didn't have its lighting on. 


Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Location Recce and Test Footage: Upper Weir - 11/02/2013

As I was worried about the lighting situation with night filming by the wier, last night I went and captured some test footage and photographs to assess my situation.

This night the Bath Rugby Ground had their stadium lighting on. However, this wasn't as promising for the lighting situation as it first seemed...

Sunday, 3 February 2013

EYES Vlog Update 2: Website

Here I briefly detail the status of the EYES website.

Blog Update

To save myself some time I have decided to refrain from posting on this blog all of the online resources I come across. As I have been storing them in my Springpad notebooks and sharing some of them in the Facebook group, I see little point in posting them on here as well. However, If some of the ones I come across do require further commentary then I will do so in their own posts on this blog.