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December 31, 2012

a return to the Edge

Filming Wilderness Edge, with Granada, on location in the Lake District.


the overnight camp


my Landrover as camera platform

Julian Jarrold.jpg

director, Julian Jarrold [Red Riding, The Girl] going over his night shoot shot notes under the big 10K light

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December 15, 2012

So, finally, after nearly 12 months

The small-talk rises above the clatter of silver cutlery on fine plates and drifts across, through the open, to the trees, where leaves rustle and twigs crack.

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December 14, 2012

colour grading





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December 13, 2012

a young person's guide to film making


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No chimping


Time was you worked in the dark, your images were locked away on exposed negative in the back of the camera. You couldn't take a look at the picture you'd just shot, there was no display, tethered or otherwise. You just had to know your stuff, and get it right. Mind you, you only had three things to deal with: the ASA number of the film stock you were using [ASA = ISO], the aperture and the shutter speed. And a light meter of course.

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December 12, 2012

it's been a while


Been tied up in post-production for months now, I miss filming

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December 11, 2012

one from the archive


a still taken during the filming of a short piece for Comic Relief in 2007, in Gjakova, Kosova

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December 10, 2012



some of the bagpipe maker's varnish

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December 09, 2012

a very cool shower

On the island of Dominica, in the Caribbean.


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December 08, 2012

more stories from the Bagpipe maker's workshop


drone drills




pipe oiling nails

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December 07, 2012

Offcuts from a bagpipe maker's workshop


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December 05, 2012

No10. The PR Consultant


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December 01, 2012

a very small chair


tricky thing perspective

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