Been a long time since my last post…believe me, it,s taken this long to finally get rid of the post-Xmas blues!
With my final few days here in merry ol’ England coming to an end very soon, I’ve just had time to get involved with some pictures, albeit moving ones this time.
Regular readers of this blog will know that it stands primarily in support of film, and although for me that has meant still film cameras, I’ve always had a firm interest in both watching and sometimes dabbling with moving picture technology.
Film noir is my favorite subject of choice in this genre, coupled with which was my short stint working in a studio one time, many moons ago. That gave a kind of an impetus to my desire to actually make something moving, complete with insert/assemble edits etc, from scratch.
Fast forward 20 years or so, and these past few weeks saw me make an attempt at it.
Of course, what I had done in that studio was far more complex than what I have just produced, but I’m quite thrilled really to have created something from nothing! Ok, it’s not to the standards of Alfred Hitchcock or anything, but for me, it proves I actually do have some sort of tangible creativity inside this little head of mine….!
It’s also given me lots more avenues to explore, so I’ve gone as far as setting up a fledgling film company too….Vancouver Motion Pictures. Just on paper! What I will do with it is anybody’s guess…I haven’t the faintest idea at the moment…but the idea came along out of the blue, so I went with the hunch and did it.
I had a lot of fun doing it, too, as I’m a confirmed James Brown fan at heart, still trying to perfect the James Brown shuffle! Hope you like it…the movie I mean…not the James Brown shuffle….nobody is seeing me do that until it’s perfect….I may put it on video sometime…;)
Click here to see the movie….hope you’ve got your popcorn ready?