Sunday, September 30, 2007

LocateTV - Tomorrow !!!!

I told you about LocateTV a while ago. Well, it loses it's private beta status and goes into public beta on Monday (tomorrow !). It's all very exciting ! Since the last time it was mentioned here LocateTV has a new and improved search. Tomorrow, have a looksee !

LocateTV: http://locatetv.com/search.php
LocateTV blog:
http://www.locatetvblog.com


Click to see LocateTV results for Danny Phantom » Season 1 Episode 12  » Teacher of the Year. Always up to date, always relevant to you.

IN DEPTH FILM REVIEW - Undisputed


Wesley Snipes, what is this rubbish ?!

Saturday, September 29, 2007

12"/80s Grooves


Buy it. Triple album. It's very good.

IN DEPTH FILM REVIEW - Hotel Chevalier

Feels a bit empty. Looks beautiful. Interested to see how it connects to The Darjeeling Limited.

IN DEPTH FILM REVIEW - Heist

I like a good caper movie. Didn't really enjoy this. It's okay.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Chapter MovieMaker - Cardiff

Hello,

Our next screening's this Monday (01/10/2007) at 6:30pm in Chapter Screen 2. We'll be showing some films and would like to show some more. If you have one and would like others to see it, please bring a copy on Mini-DV or DVD.

Our blog is blooming, so why not visit http://chaptermoviemaker.blogspot.com to watch / rewatch / comment on films we've screened.

And finally, those of you interested in a 2-day directing course should check out the notice below. It's in London, mind.

best,
Tom.


Alexander Mackendrick on Film-making
An introduction to the Craft of the Director

with Paul Cronin, editor of the book: ON FILM-MAKING: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE CRAFT OF THE DIRECTOR by Alexander Mackendrick

‘Invaluable... I can easily imagine a college without a film program building a curriculum around these writings.’ Martin Scorsese

A 2 day London Film School workshop 22nd & 23rd September 2007 to apply email:s.vanroomen@lfs.org.uk

Introduction

Paul Cronin, editor of the book: On Filmmaking: an Introduction to the Craft of the Director by Alexander Mackendrick presents a workshop based on Mackendrick’s influential teachings, featuring previously unseen footage of his lectures.

This two day workshop is an excellent opportunity for any filmmaker who wishes to learn more about film-making from one of the masters of the medium. Alexander Mackendrick’s practical approach serves as one of the best introductions to the craft of film-making available to filmmakers today. The workshop is structured around the illustrated lecture MACKENDRICK ON FILM which features never-before-seen footage of Mackendrick teaching and talking about his approach to film-making, and interviews with some of his former students and colleagues who discuss his ideas in detail.

Topics covered include:

· Crafting a narrative screenplay

· Turning your script into a film

· How the director works with actors

· When not to write a shooting script’

· Why you should always try to cut dialogue from your script

· How ‘Movies show and then tell’

· Why a ‘clever plot’ might not be a good starting point for your story

· Why props and 'incidental business' are crucial to the job of the director

· ‘The Pre-verbal Language of Cinema’

· Why you should be beware of flashbacks

· ‘Exposition is boring unless it is in the context of some present dramatic tension or crisis’

· ‘Passivity is a capital crime in drama’

· ‘The role of the antagonist may have more to do with the structure of the plot than the character of the protagonist’

· Setting the fuse and the obligatory scene

· How different camera angles and movement help create different emotions in the audience

· ‘What is happening now is apt to be less dramatically interesting than what may or may not happen next’

· ‘If you’ve got a beginning but don’t yet have an end, then you’re mistaken: you don’t have the right beginning’

· ‘Drama is expectation mingled with uncertainty’

· Use of the foil character

· Why a good story can be told from the point of view of any character

· Why you should always look for the longest axis on your set

· ‘What you leave out is as important as what you leave in’

· Postcarding as a method of structuring your story

As well as being inspired by Mackendrick’s hands-on approach to film teaching, novice filmmakers will leave the workshop equipped with many invaluable craft-based ideas that will help at all times when writing and directing. Those who are more experienced will have their understanding of the craft greatly enriched.

Fee: £120.00

‘It was a privilege to see Paul's film, and thus to become one of Mackendrick's many fortunate students.’
Matthew Burton, UK



‘Your work on Mackendrick is fascinating. I’ve been to film school yet learned more about directing from the 30 minute extract than the year (and $20K) I spent at school.’
Neil MacLean, Canada.




‘The two days were an inspiring help for my work as a director and teacher. I know my work will be better in future because of your efforts.’
David Crossman,






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>> Human bear-baiting <<
Kyle nurses a bad reputation

Since the trial this week that fined a guest
on the Jeremy Kyle show for head-butting his
love rival, it's been open season in the tabloids
on the TV presenter. Even the judge in the case
called the show "a human form of bear-baiting".
But Jeremy doesn't know yet quite how bad it
could get. The papers are sniffing around, and
offering us bribes, following our past hint
that Kyle's been behaving a bit more like a
guest on his own show than a married, upstanding
pillar of the community. As Jeremy told the
Mirror this week, "Sometimes people need to
be stripped bare before they can be helped."


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So Billie Piper ditched her "girl next door" image to
play a call-girl on TV. It's almost as if her music
industry nick-name wasn't "Chazbaps".
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>> Ashes to Ashes <<
... Dust to Dusty Bin

ulysses writes:
"As you mentioned Ted Rogers last week, I have a
story. It was the day of my father's funeral - an
understandably sombre affair in a leafy Berkshire
cemetery. As we were stood around the plot, the
vicar doing all his religious business, I looked
down to notice that my old boy was being planted
next to Ted Rogers! I then look up and spotted
one of the funeral attendants wearing a big grin
and attempting to give me the 3-2-1 hand gesture.
I must say it lightened the mood a little."


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"Re last week's mailout testicle story... The higher
of the two is always on the same side as which the
male writes with." - fleetwood_smack
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>> Now that's what I call Islam <<
What's on Allah's iTunes this month?

Last week we told you that the Leader of the
Palestinian Popular Resistance, Muhammad Abdel-Al,
wanted to cut off Britney's head for spreading
her Satanic culture against Islam. So what is
a good Muslim pop fan supposed to listen to?
This is the current recommended top five.
Get jiggy with Allah:

1. Only Fear Allah, Native Dean
http://www.nativedeen.com/

2. Night of Rememberance Songs, Mountain of Light
Artists (aka Yusuf Islam and friends).
http://www.nightofremembrance.com/nor.htm

3. Al Mu'Allim, Sami Yusuf:
http://youth.ibn.net/music/mualim.mp3

4. MUSLIM, Native Deen
http://www.nativedeen.com/

5. Heaven's Keys, 786
http://youth.ibn.net/music/HeavensKeys.mp3


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Bob Mills' (In Bed With Me Dinner) stepmother was
the voice of Tripitaka in the English dubbed version
of the 70's/80's TV series Monkey.
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>> Big Questions <<
What people are asking this week

Which well-connected public school boy is
finally flying off for his gap year travels,
after having to abandon his previous plans for
a trip to the sun with his mates? He's no longer
so keen on exploring the desert in a tank; his
old narcotic enthusiasm may be much better
served cleaning up the poppy fields?


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Amnesty International have imposed a "no pot
plant" rule in their office.
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>> Pink pounding <<
Voters turn the air blue for Tories

What can the Tories do to convince people
they're all modern and inclusive now? Well,
they've been courting the gay vote on
pinknews.co.uk, pleading to advertise on
popbitch, and in Worcester they even selected
one of Britain's top erotic fiction writers,
Lisa Ventura, aka "Rose" to fight a council
by-election. Sadly Lisa lost a previously safe
seat. The party lost control of the council.
And poor Lisa's website, eroticfiction.org -
blamed for her defeat - is currently shut.
And Lisa lives in... Beaver Close.


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>> Punk Punk'd <<
Geordie Dad v Angelic Upstarts

Guess writes:
"My Dad used to work in a bank in Newcastle. One
day some punks wandered in and started being,
well, punkish. My Dad told them calm down or
leave, which made their leader a bit miffed.
My Dad is a bit handy with his fists, though not
to me I might add, and offered to take him on,
outside the bank, there and then. The leader
backed down and led his gang away. About five
years later I had a poster of The Angelic
Upstarts on my bedroom wall. My Dad saw it,
pointed at singer Thomas "Mensi" Mensforth and
told me "he's soft as shite".

Photo:
http://tinyurl.com/2z2otm


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Carole Thatcher, spotted on the Plymouth-London train
last Sunday, "with a cardboard coffee cup which she
kept topping up with red wine from a bottle in her
bag. Her ringtone was the Big Ben 'bongs'".
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>> Viking trouser troubles <<
Vikings let Kershaw keep his trousers

Poor old Andy Kershaw, who announced after
pleading guilty to breaching a restraining order
and drink-driving this month that "I've lost my
kids, I've lost the woman I love, I've
lost everything."

The DJ is now at the mercy of the Isle of
Man's mediaeval legal system (the island's
highest legal authority are the Deemsters, first
appointed by the Vikings), due to be sentenced
on October 18. At least he won't face the
birch - the beating of criminals on their bare
buttocks with "four or five long and fairly
stout hazel branches" was dropped from their
lawbooks in 1993. The same year they
decriminalized homosexuality. When the European
Court of Human Rights ruled in 1978 that birching
should be stopped, the Manx parliament tried
to push a compromise whereby miscreants would be
allowed to keep their trousers on.


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SuperMILF report: "Claudia Schiffer, taking her son
to school in Pembridge Square. She has extremely dry,
yellow hair and knock knees. Not a patch on Elle
MacPherson, whose son goes to the same school."
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>> Old Folk's Tone <<
"I used to be Prime Minister, dear!"

"Where is Tony Blair?" asked one newspaper
last week. Before he left number 10, the ex-PM
said he was looking forward to being "a former
celebrity". So we reckon of he doesn't bring
peace to the Middle East soon it might be worth
looking for him here - Brinsworth House.
Thora Hird, Fluff Freeman and Charlie Drake saw
out their days here. And if Tone's not home,
at least you'll be able to have a nice chat to
Richard O'Sullivan and "Madge" from Dame Edna.

Video:
http://www.eabf.org.uk/brinhse.htm


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>> Things that make you go hmmm <<
Sheep training, Larry Craig, Puppy fights

Ever wanted to train a sheep to do
an obstacle course?
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Dog-fighting popbitch style:
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Is this supposed to be funny?
http://tinyurl.com/28eulm

The extended version of The Rain by Oran Juice
Jones is our favourite 12"s ever. It's on the
brilliant12"/80s Groove
http://tinyurl.com/2f8h6h

Senator Larry Craig v Idaho Phatz:
http://www.myspace.com/djlarrycraigandidahofatz

I love rhubarb and personalised How's my Selling
t-shirts available at:
http://www.teemarto.com

Nico Pipe - smoke without fire. All the buzz of
a cigarette without yellow teeth and fingers,
skin damage, smelly breath or defying the
smoking ban:
http://www.nicopipe.com


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Pelvis shattering moves and confused Belgians;
it's the Pot Noodle talent show. Win free Pot Noodle
snacks or even a PS3.
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>> Chart Predictions <<
New entries/High climbers Sun 30th Sept

There are three new entries in the Top
40 this week from Disney's High School
Musical's Gabriella, Troy and cast.


++ Number One
SHAYNE WARD NO U HANG UP

++ Top Ten
SUGABABES About You Now
ELVIS PRESLEY Hard Headed Woman

++ Top Twenty
JACK PENATE Second Minute Or Hour
IDA CORR v FEDDE LE GRAND
FEIST 1234

++ Top Forty
GABRIELLA & TROY You Are The Music In Me
KATIE MELUA If You Were A Sailboat
GABRIELLA & TROY Gotta Go My Own Way
JOY DIVISION Love Will Tear Us Apart
CAST OF HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL Everyday


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Old Jokes Home:
"Won't you kiss me, doctor," asks a beautiful woman.
"No, it would be against my code of ethics,"
says the doctor.
"Please just one kiss," begs the woman.
"It's completely out of the question," he goes on.
"I shouldn't even really be having sex with you."


Still Bored?
First Eurovision rumour of the season - Netherlands
to be represented by bears!
http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=twQlpFrm5iM

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Thought I'd start trying posting these NewsBiscuit things up ...

Old person sends letter without gold address sticker on the back

Postal workers in the Isle of Wight were shocked today to discover an envelope posted on the island that did not have a little label with the senders' address stuck carefully on the reverse side.

To read the full story, click here.

Monday, September 24, 2007

IN DEPTH FILM REVIEW - It's A Free World


Ken Loach has done very well indeed with this piece. Felt real. An obvious thing to say.

Screen Grabs - M.I.Free Music Video.







Above are a number of screen grabs from the M.I.Free music video. It's for a track called "Secret".

IN DEPTH FILM REVIEW - Superman

Feelgood family fun. The second is soooo much better though.

IN DEPTH FILM REVIEW - Hellboy

I didn't like this film. Shoot me.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Production Stills - M.I.Free Music Video.






Above are a number of production stills from the first day of shooting for the M.I.Free music video. It's for a track called "Secret". We hope to complete shooting in a week's time so we can crack on with the General Miggs film. You'll be the first to see the finished product in the near future.

Prop List For The General Miggs Music Video


A couple more hints about the content of this video.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

IN DEPTH FILM REVIEW - Meet The Parents

Jay Roach's subtle comedy will be a future classic I think.

Miggs.

Prop from the vid. Any clues as to what the video is about !?!?

IN DEPTH FILM REVIEW - The Independent

Considering it's on sale FOR A QUID it's pretty clever. Go buy it if you like your films indie.

IN DEPTH FILM REVIEW - Grindhouse

Planet Terror - great, but a bit long. Death Proof - very good, a bit wordy. Trailers - spot on.

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I blame Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. We should
lock up more people. I know prisons are full,
just build more!" - Nicola, Girls Aloud
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* Britney blamed for 9/11, almost
* The lives of Blue Peter tortoises
* Charts: Sean Kingston is still number one
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>> Let's go crazy <<
Prince livens up London

We love Prince. He's been awesome in concert
this summer. When he went to film his new music
video, Prince walked up to the director and every
member of the crew and asked them "Do you have
Jehovah in your heart?" Only a positive answer
kept them on set. And while making the video,
His Purple Lordship was accompanied by a hooker,
to whom he would only converse through a
third-party. (For example, Prince, "Please would
somebody ask the lady if she would like to come
to my dressing room?")


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A reader who was at prep school with James Blunt
says Blunt had "crap hand writing", and once found
a vibrator in his parents' bedroom.
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>> It's a London thing <<
Howard gets the party started

Bungalow 8 has a reputation for being the
most exclusive, celebrity-friendly club in
New York. It's about to open in London. The club
held a launch party last Saturday. And the starry
cast of A-listers in attendance? For most of
the night it was Caprice... and Howard, from the
Halifax adverts.


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At the Emmys, the only two celebrities to move out of
the roped-off red carpet to chat to fans were
Billy Baldwin and Sylar from Heroes.
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>> Animal magic <<
Questions for the Blue Peter pets

Who names the Blue Peter animals? It turns
out that this is one of the burning questions
of our time. Amid the recriminations and
inquests at the BBC about Socks, we hear
we should be asking about the other animals.
There are particular question marks over the
tortoise they call "Shelley", allegedly.

FYI: The average age of a tortoise is 80, and the
oldest ever recorded, Tui Malila, lived to be
188. Three of Blue Peter's five tortoises have
died before their 17th birthday. What is going
on? We think we should be told.


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85% of UK's marijuana industry is now controlled
from Vietnam.
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>> Big Questions <<
What people are asking this week

Which newspaper shouted at one of his
staff-members "You're a fucking naughty
girl, I'm going to take your fucking knickers
down and fuck you across your fucking desk."
The reason? He didn't care for her response
when he asked her if she liked the new
office redecoration colour scheme.

Most newsrooms have loud beeps or buzzers on
their breaking news wires, does Al Jazeera
really have a quacking duck sound?


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Woo! Gary Davies - spotted having dinner at Ibiza's
trendy Bambuddah Grove.
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>> Coke on the water <<
London lines up its

The Drug Squad told us that they've tested
London's water supply to see how much cocaine is
consumed on a daily basis. Their estimate?
150,000 lines of the equivalent of pure
cocaine every single day.


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Popbitch's favourite communications officer,
Swarovski's Beany Gay.
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>> Oh Lord! <<
The warts and all tale of Bethall

Conservative Lord and MEP Lord Bethell, who died
last week, was probably best known for his
anti-communist activities and writings, and for
a libel case he won in the 70s against Private
Eye about facilitating Solzhenitsyn's arrest

However, his friends knew him as the chap with a
ping-pong ball sized wart which dangled on a
thread on his arse. One of his lady-friends
told us that, at certain times, it was
"rather distracting".


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Testicles never lie at the same level. The
ball-sack is always lopsided.
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>> Game, set and match <<
Beckham's career goes down under

If there was any doubt over David Beckham's
new role, this seems to confirm him as the
MLS circus' resident freak show or prize exhibit.
New Zealand's Wellington Phoenix Football Club
have made a deal with LA Galaxy for the US team
to come over for a 2nd December game, with Beckham
contracted to appear for at least 55 minutes,
or the match will be rescheduled.


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National Anthem fact of the week: Ethiopia's anthem
is based on Jean Sibelius' Finlandia.
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>> Stand by your pram <<
Britney could be the new Tammy

Poor Britney. Enough is enough. Taking pot-
shots at this troubled ex-Mousketeer has gone
too far. This week she was attacked in the
US media for not being able to close her
pram properly. And now she's almost being
blamed for 9/11. Leader of the Palestinian
Popular Resistance, Muhammad Abdel-Al said,
"If I meet these whores I will have the honour
to be the first one to cut the heads off Madonna
and Britney Spears if they will keep spreading
their Satanic culture against Islam."

Britney, if you're reading, there's only one
thing for it. Quit LA and the music scene.
The Paris Hiltons and K-Feds of the world
can teach you nothing. Move back South,
go hang out with Dolly Parton, and come
back with big hair and a country albums.
You've got the voice for it and, quite
frankly, the sad life, to be the new
Tammy Wynette.

FYI: The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine,
the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine
and the Popular Revolutionary Front for the Liberation
of Palestine have so far declined to give their
views on Britney. But we will ask them and hope to
bring you their comments next week.


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PC Dave Quinnan from the Bill now works in
Islington's Business Design Centre, in a sports
media communications company.
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>> David and Goliath <<
The world of celebrity football

On Wednesday nights, near the Westway,
celebrities gather to play football together.
Ant 'n Dec, Robbie Williams, Ralph Little etc
all pit their skills on the pitch against
friends. Only one celebrity player insists
on bringing his body guard with him. And
that's Craig David. The big bouncer walks Craig
to the pitch, and then sits in the stand
during the game, the lone spectator. When
the match finishes, the bodyguard walks him out.

FYI: You can insert own joke here about Craig playing
for the other team or being a left footer. But in
fact he plays on the right wing. So there.

FYI 2: We always thought Craig spent Wednesdays
making love, not playing football.


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This guy takes looking after number one to a
new level. Candid camera from Goodfella's Solos:
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=uZBftfm2XCU
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>> Things that make you go hmmm <<
Ted Rogers, footballers, sea of mice

Lauren Harries has made a sex video. You
don't have to look:
http://www.popbitch.com/pictures/a_nice_cup_of_tea.jpg

If Lauren's sex pics were not enough to
turn your stomach, try these mice:
http://www.popbitch.com/videos

Three-two-one! Ryerson University, Toronto, has
a Ted Rogers School of Management:
http://www.ryerson.ca/tedrogersschool/

Those years collecting Panini stickers finally
come in handy, though we were hopeless at
everything except the "when we were young"
round, sadly:
http://chickendinner.co.uk/FOOTBALLGAME/

Nocturnal animal of the week: the sugar glider:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLn_CUKWTIg

Stephen Fry has written 6,000 words on phones:
http://www.stephenfry.com/blog

Don't be like Pamela Anderson, Naomi Judd
and Steven Tyler - watch this cute video:
http://www.metacafe.com/watch/820014/whad_1st_october_2007


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market. Inspiring even the worst boy bands... sadly:
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>> Chart Predictions <<
New entries/High climbers Sun 23rd Sept

The winter chart freeze has begun. Very little
change on the singles front this week, on account
that that labels are limbering up for pre-Xmas
album release warfare. You have been warned:

++ Number One
SEAN KINGSTON Beautiful Girls

++ Top Ten
ELVIS PRESLEY Don't
FOO FIGHTERS The Pretender

++ Top Twenty
BABYSHAMBLES Delivery
IAN BROWN FEAT. SINEAD O CONNOR Illegal Attacks
PHIL COLLINS In The Air Tonight
THE ENEMY You're Not Alone

++ Top Forty
GALLOWS In The Belly Of A Shark
PETER BJORN & JOHN Young Folks


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Old Jokes Home:
Two prostitutes were standing on a street corner.
One says to the other, "Have you ever been picked
up by the fuzz?" The other replies, "No, but I've
been swung around by the tits!"


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For over 15 years, Elliot has run the
Raindance Film Festival, and worked with writers, directors and producers that are now the leading lights in the British independent film movement.

Few people know more independent filmmakers, have consulted on more low budget shorts and features, or shot more low budget footage than Elliot Grove. Let him show you how careers are launched, and how to launch your career in one weekend.

He has taught at leading universities in France, Denmark, Japan, Sweden and Canada, and unlike most other film instructors, writes and produces feature films himself, with three produced features, and four more currently in pre- production.

His students have gone on to shoot films that together have grossed more than $100,000,000 at the box office.

In 1998, Elliot founded the British Independent Film Awards, which have quickly become the most important independent film awards in the UK.

More than 5,000 students have taken Elliot's class. He's been featured and reviewed in every major film magazine and newspaper around the world, and his former students are a Who's Who of the UK film world.

From your initial idea to final film, in just two days taking Elliot Grove's
LO-TO-NO BUDGET FILMMAKING seminar, you will immediately learn and understand how to shoot, produce, direct, finance, market and distribute your film successfully and efficiently.

Elliot Grove's LO-TO-NO BUDGET FILMMAKING

London Saturday/Sunday 27/28 October 9:30 - 6pm both days
Registration: £225 + VAT = £264.38
Includes a FREE copy of Elliot Grove's book
Raindance Producers Lab

Call 0207 287 3833 for enrollment or
Book Online Here



Please feel free to call me up with any questions about this course or about our training programme.
Best,

Will Pearce
Course Director
Raindance Festivals Limited


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DAY 1 Course Outline
Saturday 27 Sept 9:30 - 6pm

MAKE & DIRECT YOUR 1st MOVIE

Learn a step-by-step process using proven cost-effective, lo- to-no budget filmmaking techniques by considering the best and most efficient ways to produce, direct, shoot and edit a saleable feature film.

Pre-Production: getting organised for an efficient shoot
Budgets from £500 to £1,000,000 are discussed in detail
Proven lo-budget short cuts and faking a million pound budget
Using sound and music to enhance production values
Getting professional actors
The essentials of the art and craft of film directing
More than fifty lo-budget shooting tips
Avoiding the three big filmmaking mistakes
The Five Minute directing school

What they are saying
HollywoodMini
DAY 2 Course Outline
Sunday 28 Sept 9:30 - 6pm

FINANCE AND SELL THE MOVIE

Discover the secrets and real facts behind marketing, selling and distributing your finished film throughout the world and the pre-planning you need to turn your movie into this year's cult classic, and yourself into a hot filmmaker.

The movie game: presenting your first project to investors
Approaching named actors
Distribution and marketing
Publicity: the essential ingredient to selling your film
PR kit: creating an effective package
Film buyers and film markets
Plotting the film festival route
Film financing: executing a strategy for a £50k-£3m budget
Honing a workable pitch for your film
The distribution deal
Putting together a realistic gameplan

Interview with Elliot


Read an article By Elliot:
Hollywoods 4 Biggest Lies


Wednesday, September 19, 2007

IN DEPTH FILM REVIEW - Superbad

I love this film ! I will go and see this again.

Eddie

Another test shot. Is this a spoiler !?!?