Wednesday, 28 September 2011
Sunday, 24 July 2011
- The Oxford arms
- The Hawley arms
- The Lock Tavern
- The Barfly
- The Fiddlers Elbow
- The Enterprise
- The Barfly Again
- The Bouncer
- The Good Mixer
- More Good Mixer
- THe Dublin Castle
- The Band
- THe End
Saturday, 16 July 2011
Saturday, 9 July 2011
Wednesday, 9 March 2011
Trailer for new Pirates movie... posted from YouTube... I didn't know I could do that... isn't tech marvelous.
It wouldn't let me type, but I figured it out... still can't change font as menu drops down behind movie... really useful there blogger tech peeps.
Thursday, 3 March 2011
Rather than offering investment in your movie or project, you offer rewards, like signed DVD's, Tee Shirts, Producer credits or thanks on the movie credits.
I have started a project to try and help with Self Distribution funding for the Film premiere and the URL is http://www.sponsume.com/project/pub-crawl
Check it out and you can use it to get on guest list for Pub Crawl Film Premiere, if you can get to London on 29th March 2011 and fancy a movie, a band and some beer.
I've started writing next book based on a couple of my scripts.
The scripts are:
Zombie Biker Girls is a low budget movie set in Los Angeles. A Hells Angel film production company are making a Zombie movie staring a real Zombie . . . a Hollywood agent.
Sex Drugs Death Three Hookers rob the Chicago Chinese Triads and the Mob of millions of dollars and drugs and escape on Motorcycles down Route 66 to LA.
The scripts have some characters in common. I'm calling the book Sex Drugs Death
There is a preview on Createspace here
Friday, 25 February 2011
|Times Square, New York|
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Thursday, 24 February 2011
I could get Sky movies for a month, but I thought I would try and see if I could watch it free on the Internet. The first one I found offered to let me watch it free, if I paid $49.99 as a one off payment. They seemed to totally miss the concept of free... if I pay $50 it’s not free.
I found that for $4.99 I can watch everything on the Internet direct from oscar.com, the Academy’s official website. OK all I have to do is register and enter the credit card details... what this it is telling me, I’m un-invited because I don’t live in the USA.
I found another site Livestream.com have the Oscars, but it seems to be live from the Red Carpet. That’s like being outside and not being able to get a ticket.
I did find a blog that had 15 ways to watch the 2010 Oscars, not really what I wanted. So i’ve decided to watch the show on Sky Living on monday night. All I need to do is not watch any news Sunday night or monday morning...
I’m trying use YouTube promoted video’s, but all I can find is Google AdWords in my Google account. When I select Promoted video’s, it just takes my to my YouTube account.
I can’t seem to find the promoted video reports, that I saw when I created the campaign.
I’m not spending much, just seeing how it works. my bids for a click thru are £0.02. I should have selected dollars so I could bid lower.
So far none of the ads have run and it seems to be saying I need an AdWords specialist to look over the words I’ve selected.
THe other thing is it gives information on how much bids are for the words I have and the smallest is £0.55 going up to £2.00. This may be fine if I was selling a car, but I’m trying to sell a $3.95 internet movie viewing.
I think I would go broke quick if I pay £2 so as someone can think about wether he will down load our movie for £3. I must be doing something wrong somewhere. I’ve Emailed youTube sales, no reply so far.
Wednesday, 23 February 2011
This new Nikon 7000, it does full 1080p HD video with Auto Focus. I know everyone is using Canon &D or 550's for shooting movies, but all my SLR gear is Nikon and I like the lenses. I want one.
So things are changing and Nikon DSLR gives filmmakers a choice. NIkon website has information about Nikon D-Movie HD video
Read review on dpreview.com
Nikon D7000 Key Features
- 16.2MP CMOS sensor
- 1080p HD video recording with mic jack for external microphone
- ISO 100-6400 (plus H1 and H2 equivalent to ISO 12,800/25,600)
- 39-point AF system with 3D tracking
- 2016 pixel metering sensor
- Scene Recognition System (see 2016 pixel sensor, above) aids metering + focus accuracy
- Twin SD card slots
- 3.0 inch 921k dot LCD screen
- New Live View/movie shooting switch
- Full-time AF in Live View/movie modes
- Up to 6fps continuous shooting
- Lockable shooting mode dial
- Built-in intervalometer
- Electronic virtual horizon
- Shutter tested to 150K actuations
This is a short film, it is edited from Pub Crawl. It's in the Cannes Short Film Corner.
It is low res, I made it 480 x 270 so it is true 16 x 9 image. The scenes I used, don't include Jay Wheddon who plays Bill, a photographer in the film.
The track used is by The Absolute Belters it's called Bollox to the Bouncers. They are on myspace at http://www.myspace.com/theabsolutebelters
Tuesday, 22 February 2011
We shot in the most well-known Camden Pubs, The Oxford, the Hawley, The Lock Tavern, the Barfly, The Enterprise, The Fiddlers Elbow and The Dublin Castle
Pub Crawl movie is now available for viewing on the Internet from our website on www.555films.net or click on viewer above.
I needed to write a press release for Pub Crawl. I have done a night school journalism course at the london school of printing, but that was a while ago. So I did a search on google and found lots of articles about how to write one. The first paragraph needs to have most of the information. The who, what, where, when or why of the story.
Does the release need pictures or just text?
Well I did both. One with the poster at the top. The story I went with is that I started 555 Films while I was unemployed. I had already been writing scripts and I had written the Pub Crawl script, just after the 2006 Grand National. I did go out and watch the race in the pub, with my mates. I had thought about writing a script about conversations down the pub. I liked the idea of how it tends to change the drunker you get.
Tony comes up with plan for solving all the worlds problems, in a bar, usually this is a sign of being very drunk and is the sort of thing you totally forget in the morning. Paul and Bill discussing the lottery. Bill likes to buy a ticket so he has a chance of winning, while Paul thinks it’s a waste of time, because a 14,000,000 to 1 chance is no chance.
Bob talking about making a movie called Pub Crawl, Jaz his lawyer who has invested in one of his past movies and who he has had an affair with, while remaining friends. Ray, Bill, Tony, Mick and Bob played in a band and used to go to see bands in Camden Town, in the 80’s. So they talk about gigs they remember. Bill remembers losing his jacket and walking home cold on a white christmas.
None of this conversation is in the press release to get that you have to watch the movie. Penny could have written a much better press release than I did, as she’s been a journalist for twenty years...
So now I have the press release, I’m using PressGo to send it out and I’ve booked the Soho Screening Room for the press screening. What exactly is supposed to go in a Press Kit? I think I should have hired a PR company..
I have added an investors page, basically I need to borrow about £5,000 from the Bank or some other lender to get the money for the self distribution.
If I could get 10 investors to put in £500 for 1% or one investor to put in £5,000 for 10 % producer profits, that seems easier to me.
So if you want to be a Film Producer and you have some spare cash to invest email me, you have my business card.
As the Film is finished, it’s not the same as investing in a script, you can watch the movie before you invest.
I can link the movie to anyone serious about investing in Pub Crawl.
I’ve moved the website from RapidWeaver to Apple’s iWeb. All the dates on the blog have been reset to 14th Feb 2011. Oh well it’s old stuff anyway.
I’m trying to get Pub Crawl released in the Cinemas. I don’t have the money yet or any quotes for how much it will cost to hire cinema’s, which is kind of holding up any business plan.
As this is all supposed to happen next month there is not much time. I have no idea why Odeon can not give any quotes for how much it is to hire Camden Town Odeon.
I just found out that cinemas use DCP files, not Apple quicktime...They seem complex, so I’m going to see if I can get the 69 GB Quicktime file of the movie converted to a DCP on a USB Hard Drive.
I will add to the blog as I know more.