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Posted: April 14th, 2011
at 8:14pm by Griff

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ALL HAIL FRANK ORTMANN!

A new recruit to The Gift cause …

Posted: April 13th, 2011
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Scott Pilgrim Titles …

The process of making the title sequence to Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs The World is posted up HERE, pretty fascinating process, and a really beautiful final sequence by Shynola.

Posted: January 24th, 2011
at 11:52pm by Griff

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Titles and whatnot …

Recently got a pdf through with the layouts for the opening titles – cheers Bill.

Also thought of a nice image for a poster/cover/graphic devicey thing while i was away. Going to go for a pylon/tree hybrid with a nest on top – works as a striking, bold image, but also a non spoiler as it gives away bog all about the story, but might hopefully gain some extra nuance once you’ve seen the film. Essentially I’m thinking a pylon outline with tree detailing within it replacing the struts. Would be even better if it was called ‘A Gift’ where the pylon could stand in for the ‘A’ letterform, but I prefer ‘The‘ I think,  ‘A Gift’ sounds a bit shit – plus using a graphic of a pylon to replace an ‘A’ may well be a ropey typographic crime I’m oblivious to in my dim little mind. We’ll see.

Essentially like a mix of this and this …

but not this …

Given that I’m tinkering with bloody marketing graphics and title sequences you’d be forgiven for thinking the film was done! As if! The edit is also pootling along nicely though. Still slow, and still a way to go, but I’m resigned to that now, its clearly the way I work and there’s not much I can do about it given I didn’t manage to get an editor on board. I did manage to grab a really worthwhile chat with Phil before I went away though – its always great to get insightful help or feedback, and while I was overly fretting about a dialogue shot I had bugger all coverage on, and just wasn’t working for me and I couldn’t see a fix, Phil simply suggested ‘Then maybe just lose it?’.

Obvious, as all the best advice is in hindsight, and also bang on the nose correct.

and yes thank you, I had a nice holiday, ta for asking.

Posted: August 25th, 2010
at 10:52am by Griff

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Credits

With little jobs like this, crews and cast sign up as much for the process as they do the money it pays. The problem is that this commitment is rarely backed up by the final job lending any sort of clout, kudos or publicity. Given this fact, and the length of time it’ll most likely take to see through the edit and post on this, I thought I’d take the time to flag up who did what. All of the crew without exception did a more than great job, with great effort and good humour under hot, hurried and not entirely hygienic conditions, so many thanks to one and all.

Cast: Ian – Davie McKay, Georgie – Kate Dickie, June – Lorraine Stanley, Inspector Stevens – Gary Lewis, Baby – Sullivan, Suzie the dog – currently missing.

Director of Photography: Sam Brown

1st AD/dog handler: Dominic Thompson Talbot

Focus Puller: Oleg Poupko

Sound: Stuart Pickering

DIT: Bjarte Rettedal

Spark: Adam Hopper

Runner: Sammi Rose Davies

Story by: Philip Ardagh & Griff

Animal props: Bill Cave at Medway

Stills Photographer: Tom

Catering: Sandra at Rye Cafe

Locations: Seagulls – David & Sandra, Broomhill Farm – Frank Cooke, Garden Cottage – John Tart

Permissions: Maurice Ede at Network4m, Owain East at Shepway

Bicycle provided by Bells Bicycles, Hastings

Camera & Kit Hire: www.shift-4.com

Thanks also to – Dogboy, Maryam Hunwick, Conor Connelly, Dan@Shift4, Dennis the Sheep Farmer, Sven Harding, Scott Garrett (for the birds), Lucy Doyle, Jonty Brooke, Tom & Anna, Kelly Taylor at Spotlight, Gareth Dickson, James Foster and Sally x.

Posted: July 2nd, 2010
at 11:03am by Griff

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