View Full Version : Award Winner!!! Award Winner!!!
2007 September 26th, 15:02
I am now, officially, an award winning filmmaker. Last Saturday I won a trophy at the Kent Film Festival.
Didn't make it with the HV20, though, but with the Canon MVX40. Edited with Sony Vegas 7.
Without the help of my son, who was lead actor and voice over artist, I don't think it would have been nearly as good. So I've told him not that "Daddy won a prize" but that "We won a prize".
I was merely the producer, director, cameraman, editor, special fx designer, dubbing mixer, sound editor, sound effects designer, foley artist, writer, script editor, and extra.
2007 September 26th, 16:00
SWEET and congrats!!!
2007 September 26th, 16:11
Don't keep us in suspenders; where's the link?
(Or is the little ingrate holding out for scale now that he's famous?)
2007 September 26th, 16:20
That is just the best!.
There is nothing better than getting Peer Recognition for your skills.
I'm sure you could find a credit for...
20 Lil fingers supplied by....
And also, you should be given an award for the solid advice you (and others) give on this site and at 'sonycreativesoftware'
Congratulations and well done to your whole Crew!.
(I wonder if his vid used The Carpenters on an old B&W Monitor?.)
2007 September 27th, 01:53
That's excellent Worley! Now you can add a laurel to your siggy. So I'll ask too, are you going to let us see it?
2007 September 27th, 02:58
I'll post it here ASAP. Hopefully tonight.
No Carpenters in the film, but a bit of Polka from Sony Cinescore...
I only keep the trophy for a year, so I'll have to buy a little one for my son to keep. I think it more important that he has a record of his success than I have for mine.
Now, time to change the avatar...
2007 September 27th, 04:40
Would this do.....?.
2007 September 27th, 06:14
Congratulations! You may be the first person to produce a decent film on the HV20.
Are you a member of a Video Club? If so, you could enter it in the North vs South Competition and give my old friends in the Altrincham Video Club a run for their money!
2007 September 27th, 10:24
I'm in the south and a member of a club; I've seen some northern films and they are pretty darn good (storywise).
Once my next 35mm adapter is complete, I'll be shooting with the HV20, and I intend to enter (and win) a lot more competitions.
I'm going to invoke more help in future though. Doing everything alone is difficult. I want great video, great sound, great acting and a great script... And then I'll be able to grind those northerns into the ground!
The inter-club competitions are really good fun. It's amazing how different the films can be.
2007 September 27th, 10:39
Congrats man. I don't know how old your son is but I think it's a great thing you are doing to help encourage him. Before you know it he will wind up being that extra help (and then some) that you are looking for.l
2007 September 27th, 10:41
By winning this award you are allowed to step over to the tavern and have a pint!
2007 September 27th, 11:10
We had a joint filming with the local AmDram society which was very successful.
One of the advantages of a club is that like minded and experienced guys and gals can really progress the filming. Of course the AmDrams provided the actors and, in this case, the script.
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2007 September 27th, 15:26
That's exciting. I can't wait to see it.
2007 September 30th, 04:37
View it here:
It will be removed after a few days.
2007 September 30th, 12:25
Truely brilliant. However any image I might have had is totally blasted! I trust no animals were hurt during the making of this film!
2007 September 30th, 13:29
The worm was an elastic band!
In falling off the unicycle (which I still cannot ride) my son did get pulled to the ground, and that gave him a shock. But no harm done to any living creature.
2007 September 30th, 13:52
Still a well constructed film. You deserved the prize.
2007 September 30th, 15:00
Ha HA...funny...I'm gLad you cleared that up...cause...worms...YUK!!! How did you get your young child to narrate that so well?
2007 September 30th, 15:04
Hand on heart, it's not a brilliant film. It was made only to win. I knew the target audience well enough to create something that would appeal to them.
Another pastime I have is writing, and I've learned that to get published, you have to know the audience. You have to write in the style they like, provide the articles they want to read, and use the right language.
I used the same techniques to create the film.
The joke on which the film was based, by the way, came from a book I was given to me as a birthday present about 30 years ago. My son recently found it, and liked its silliness. The original joke was just two lines.
2007 October 1st, 03:42
I just watched the film.. it is just so sweet and lovely. You should have gone to a chinese restaurant and ask for Jelly fish. They taste great and looks just like worms :)
2007 October 1st, 03:58
But I am vegetarian!
If I'd had the time, I would have bought some fake worms from a joke shop. But two boys to entertain and a wife to cherish...
2007 October 2nd, 17:28
..and I am vegasarian!.
"I only keep the trophy for a year, so I'll have to buy a little one for my son to keep. I think it more important that he has a record of his success than I have for mine".
Surely you should be negotiating with your son as to who will pick up the trophy and who will film the acceptance speech?.
The video of that you can all keep forever.
2007 October 3rd, 02:32
I wasn't at the awards ceremony. I had a job to do - bills need paying, etc...
I think I was supposed to be given the cup last night, but it never materialised. No bad thing, as now I don't have to worry about getting a replica; I can just get any trophy that looks good!
I'm plotting the next film. I have in mind something in which a Father is turned into a compliant child by his son. A cross between Frankenstein and A Clockwork Orange...
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