Thadows Loom Funded!

On the 22nd of November 2013 we found out that our funding application for our mixed-media, film + sound + live performance project ‘Thadows Loom – Sec 1′ was successful!

This is of course fantastic news for us; this project represents the first third of a larger project that we hope to complete and tour in 2015.

We can’t wait to get our teeth properly stuck into this! We’ll be in pre-production from now up until February when we will be producing the film elements and from then on we will be producing the live performance elements alongside post production of film elements.

The fantastic Oliviero Papi from Obra Theatre is signed up to perform in the show and the final performance will be on the 20th of June at Trestle Arts Base, so stick it in your diaries!

We have a project page which we will be putting up soon which will contain all details about the project, as well as project diaries and source materials which we will be putting up as the project progresses. Of course we will also be putting up blog posts on our progress too.

It’s gonna be immense!

STORM

Oh reader yet again another post, in less than a month. Amazing. Seriously. You are damn lucky.

Anyhoo, here is another trailer, this time for the amazing Moonfool for their work in progress show STORM directed by Anna-Helena McLean. A fantastic piece of theatre with incredible music and performances. If you get the opportunity to see it – go see it! We had a wonderful time in at the Quadrangle in kent filming with all the lovely moon foolers and for the first time in many years camped in the beautiful English summertime. A great time… Oh, and most importantly, got fed to boot!

And here is the very lovely poster for the show.

And here are a couple of pics from our stay…

Au Brana

Well, once again lone reader we write to let you know about things that will enlighten you – better you even…! And also fill up our news page and boost our SEO ranking – just like they tell you in the emails.

Anyway lots has happened in the last few months, too much to bore you with at the moment, however one thing in particular was pretty damn cool. After working with the wonderful Awake Projects in Sweden we started talking with Awake lead Olivero Papi an Australian/Italian ball of physical theatre delight and one of the co-founders of the awesome Obra Theatre company along with Katy Papi, with an idea to work with them to make a couple of Obra orientated films.

The first fruit of our collaboration is a promo for their upcoming show Gaudete (after Ted Hughes’ prose poem):

The show itself is a magical and surreal feast of physical theatre with an incredible, polyrhythmic junkyard soundtrack and filled with imagery that is consistently surprising and arresting. It is STRONGLY recommended that you check it out at any opportunity you might get.

Sweden – Part 2 & New Trailers

Well… lone reader – since returning from our first trip to beautiful (and very quiet…) Vasteras in Sweden filming the trailer for Awake, we have been flying out again to film something else. It’s great to be working with such talented and lovely people and VIDEOfeet offer a big warm hug to everyone at The Awake Project!

Anyway, here is the trailer for the Awake theatre performance (booking now I believe!):

To book Awake get in touch with Natalie Richardson – booking@natalierichardson.org

The second time we were out in Vasteras was to film a promotional film for Vasteras’ cultural festival, ‘Awake Me Up’, being organised by our friends at Awake Projects. Matt & Al went for one weekend, but rain stopped play (to some degree), but we filmed some great footage nonetheless, and also managed to get some extra-curricular material in with the guys from Awake, recording percussion in a Vasteras underpass with the strangest acoustic I think I have heard – we’re hoping to release the recording (which is ace!) on our net-label Disperse soon…

The next weekend Matt & his partner Rhian went back to get the material we couldn’t get in the rain and Rhian took over Al’s sound-man/runner duties. Filming the flash mob was great fun with great weather and had Rhian on a roof. Anyhoo – here’s the film we ended up with:

Soo, if you’re in Vasteras, Sweden on the 29th June check out ‘Awake Me Up’ Looks like it will be amazing…

In the meantime, here are some more pictures from Vasteras:

Sweden

Matt & I (that is, Al) have have just returned from filming The Awake Project in Vasteras, Sweden. A lovely city of frozen lakes, quiet, blue skies, fantastic food and insanely expensive beer (although I believe that is the case across Scandinavia). Also an eerily quiet place at night!

During the course of our stay we made some great friends at The Awake Project, whom we hope to be working with again soon – in fact it looks like we will be working with them again even sooner than we could ever have expected as we should be heading back out to do further filming with them on a separate project in just over a week’s time!

The play is beautiful and very emotionally affecting. I highly recommend that you see it when it comes to the UK. Also the footage we got looks great and should make for a really striking promotional film – helped no end by the beautiful imagery and music contained in the play itself.

Anyway, here are some pictures from our stay. Enjoy!  (For more info on the Awake project go here. Their facebook page is here)

Production still from The Awake ProjectA still from our footage of the show

Us and everyone at The Awake Project

Matt & Al with everyone at The Awake Project


Beautiful Vasteras!

Matt on the frozen lake
A walk on the frozen lake


Our view from the restaurant where we had lunch after our walk

Flying out over lakeDenmark?
Flying home over the frozen lake & Denmark (I think…)

DSLR Guerilla

Hi there. We hope that everyone who attended our St Albans Film Festival seminar on DSLR Guerilla Filmmaking found it useful or helpful in some way. There was a lot to get through in the time, so below is a PDF with some useful links and info that should help you further.
 

Download Here:
DSLR Seminar Useful Links

 

Anyway like we said, we hope you enjoyed the seminar. We’re located at Trestle Arts Base in St Albans – so if you’re in the area, pop in for a cuppa!

Also a big thanks to Pat, Ant and all at Fatchief for the use of their latest film to demonstrate a great use of location – great guys who do really good work, check them out!

and… Please follow us!

New Animation on its way

We’ve started work on an original VIDEOFeet short animation! Heads have been scratched, ink has been spilt, eyes are square and hands are cramped. But by Jove its satisfying!

As so often we read poetry under trees, enjoying the sensual english under dappled light… er – at least we would have had it not been minus 5 degrees outside. Instead we read books over a pint and had some lofty ideas. Then discounted them.

Now we’ve arrived at something we know we can complete ourselves, without employing a sea of off shore animators in questionable working conditions.

Below are some snaps of our initial sketches and work for storyboarding, plus a couple of the opening scenes that have been produced ready for taking on to animate (and a surprise). More to follow …

Gigapuddi 20x

Our brothers & sisters at Disperse Records have been working hard remixing this wonderfully detailed Japanese advert about a pudding.

The results are wonderfully intricate and wasn’t made at all by stretching the audio 20x in Paulstretch to see what would happen… oh no. Here are the results:

Great one for the morning, don’t you think!