Filmcamera999 ventures into moving pictures!

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?





About filmcamera999

ME & MY PASSION! ok, you probably looked at the length of this "about me" page and thought, god, what's wrong with this guy!....does he have to start telling us his life story or something!!? well, youve come here now anyways, so why not hear what im like as a person, eh? ive been using film cameras for well over 30 first one being the family yashicamat twin lens! over the years, ive both bought sold and collected film cameras...too many to tell the truth! in fact, ive been buying and selling cameras well before the internet came on the scene, so anything you purchase from me is backed by my self-styled moneyback promise.....if you dont like what youve bought, send it back within 14 days and you get all your money arguments!! WHERE I STAND ON THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION! yes, i do use digital as well, but only as a ready-reckoner...i try and take most shots with my simple 2megapixel digicam....if the shot looks good, i pull out my film camera and shoot! i most defintely do not believe in digital manipulation of photographs....that in my eyes is not photography...its cheating! WHERE I USED TO LIVE, WHERE I AM NOW & WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO! i used to live in Ontario, Canada, but moved back to the UK a little while ago (its a long story..!)...but now i'm living in the one place i always wanted to be...Vancouver, BC..the next best thing to paradise on earth! as i work as a freelance writer as well as other things, i often find hat my work takes me to europe for short spells, so i get to travel a lot...not a blessing, as i just hate long flights! im a qualified Quality Assurance guy (you know...ISO 9000, auditing, documentation etc) ....99% of my skill-set is transferable so i can handle any admin or documentation-related roles....see you in BC! otherwise, i specialise in ISO 9000 auditing and documentation. my dream? to have my own thriving camera shop in Vancouver BC, whilst living in the mountains somewhere.....the best of both worlds!
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4 Responses to Filmcamera999 ventures into moving pictures!

  1. Right on!

    The Greatest Man that Ever MOOOOOVED!!!!

    From the Park Hotel, Hanwell W7 to this evening, an unbroken 40 years of adoration of the music of the Hardest Working Man In Showbusiness.

    Many thanks for this!

    • glad to hav a like-minded individual on my side at last…thanking you, sir! ive always been a james brown fan..ever since i was a in hanwell..back in the 60s!
      it stems form my uncle, who at that time used to sport one of hose really weird 60s hairstyles…what do they call it…coiff or something….where the hair is brushed up into a big quiff !
      and of course, he always had james brown, nat king cole, gene pitney, etc playing on his old radiogram.
      very very sad to hear the rumors his last wife has made about james lacking libido and generally losing his mind just before he died…IMHO..its the usual story…the likelihood of her marriage to him was probs based on the cash she’d get when he passed away!
      anyway, glad to hear from you michael…Park hotel..hmm..cant recall where that is now..we used to live at elthorne park rd…the areas around there are still fresh in my mind…that ITO (international therapy organisation) place on elthorne pk rd, opp seward road…the newsagents on the corner next to ITO…then a chemist along the road…with a hardware store a little further along..the grosvenor pub…alfred marks clothing factory behind that pub…and the Triumph motor cycle shop up near the junc of seward rd with uxbridge rd…ah..memories!
      keep in touch, mike!

  2. The Park Hotel was just north of the railway line, close to Hanwell Station, bottom end of Greenford Ave. Corner of Tennyson Road. A big Victorian pub with a dance hall. They’d hold discos here, playing a lot of funk. James Brown’s Sex Machine was a floor-filler every time. At university, I bought loads of James Brown singles (45 RPM), later, cassettes, then CDs… then downloads of anything I didn’t have. Plus stuff by the J.B.’s. And have infected my children with a love of the Greatest Man That Moved. They can spot stuff sampled from the James Brown repertoire in contemporary hiphop.

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