Monday, March 29, 2010

We're Finished!

And the film is finally finished – we had a lot of post-production but we got it in on time. Thanks a million to Hugh and AnnMarie who were kind enough to re-record some of the audio due to sound problems .

So the film is finished and I’m trying to upload the thing onto the internet. However Vimeo does not seem to like massive mpeg files, so i’m trying to compress it into an internet friendly filetype. It’s taking ages.

I was gonna post up something while I wait for it to be uploaded like the intro or something but i’ve nothing else relevant uploaded.

Here’s a sample of the work myself and Phill did for the IT Factor in LiT. We had about 6 minutes of different colours and shapes so we used one part of it for the opening and closing titles of the film.

Hope to have the actual film up soon.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

This is the friend.(Almost)

Wow! It's been quite some time since I posted up much on the site. That's what happens when you're stealing internet from the neighbours I guess.

Well we've been doing great the past few weeks. We re-shot all the footage that was lost with Hugh and AnnMarie out at Dromore Castle. It was great to relieve the filming experience with the guys.

We're in the editing stage at the moment - and after figuring out that we shot in 4:3 and 16:9 aspect for different scenes (note: always make sure what format you're on before filming anything) we have the whole video side of the film edited.

We're currently focusing on the audio side of things now.
We have to sync up the dialog to the video track as we recorded the sound separately. We hope we won't run into any serious trouble.

Phil is also putting the music down for the project too. Can't wait to see what he comes up with, he compared doing the music/sound to "anticipating a date with a really hot girl." Sounds good to me!

Special thanks to Flaithri Neff - One of our lecturers in Limerick Institute Of Technology and also a skilled musician. He was nice enough to give us some traditional variations on a couple of tracks including a track from the classic Goblin soundtrack to George A. Romeros Dawn of The Dead.

We should have the bare bones of the film finished by Thursday then we'll probably tinker with colour correction and things like that.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

We're getting there...

Last weekend was a howl and a hoot of a shoot!

It pretty much was the last of shooting minus the ten seconds we’ve to re-shoot.

We set up shop at about 5pm in Ennistimon. It was the second scene in the film, this is where AnnMaries character is in her house and get’s into a huge agro argument with her ex. It was pretty fun to do, I ended up playing the ex, which was slightly nerve-wracking as I’ve never done anything like that before. The character I play was in a few of the scenes we shot the week before but there was no dialogue, just me running around a field in the dark like a mad-man with flailing legs and arms.

Note to self: Never run in public if it looks hideous.

Anyway the scene with myself and AnnMarie was a great experience – there was a really relaxing atmosphere when we shot it (like all the shoots) so we just had a lot of fun with it.

Next stage of the production will be the editing process which we hope to have wrapped up by the 18th of March.

Oh I might try upload some footage of the first shoot in Kilkee Co. Clare if i've the time.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

When Good Cameras Go Bad

I've got some more killer photos James took, they're from Saturdays shoot out at Dromore Castle, Co. Limerick (of High Spirits fame).

Anyways it was a great night if a bit cold but the one thing that sucked was when we looked over some of the footage when we transfered the tape to the computer. We noticed that we couldn't retrieve some of the footage - probably about 10 seconds of footage - which doesn't seem like a lot but they were important to the films end and continuity, so we have to probably re-shoot those 10 seconds again!

As Evil the cat would say; "... a minor setback".

We've got our last scene to shoot on Saturday evening in Co. Clare so we're looking forward to that, but first things first, we've to track down a camera for it and time is ticking - I think we'll get something though.

Here are a few shots from Saturdays shoot out at the Dromore Castle.

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All photos by James Skerritt

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Here are a couple of photos James took during the first shoot.

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All Photos by James Skerritt

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Nearing the end

Well, another week, another shoot and we’ve just completed two thirds of this weekends filming. We shot on Thursday night in a field and at The Falls hotel in Ennistimon.

Then Friday morning we went to the Greyhound Bar in Kilkee Co. Clare which went fantastically well.

We’ve no photos for either of those shots but we did get to shoot also on Saturday night at Dromore castle in Co. Limerick. Probably one of the most satisfying shoots so far. Annmarie who plays the female lead did the most amazing job (as she does on every shoot she’s been involved in) she battled through the cold for hours out there. In certain shots she had to run through the dense woods, but there was lots of briars and things so her feet got cut up a good bit. Needless to say she keep going with a smile on her face which is really incredible.

Saturday night was also the last scenes for Hugh (who played the vampire). He did a fantastic job getting into the role of the Vampire, I think he’ll be glad that he won’t have to wear any more of that makeup and not to mention drinking tomato juice!

So we’re pretty much almost finished shooting. We’ve one more scene to complete next weekend (if we can track down a camera) and then it’s off to the editing rooms with us!

I'll post up some photos of this weekend when I’ve the time.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Here are a few photos from last weekends shoot.

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All photos by James Skerrit