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Old March 4th, 2009, 05:42 PM   #1
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Wildscreen UK short film for 'Bristols best kept secret'

Hi guys I thought I'd post a link to a film I made for Wildscreen short film competition last year. I was a finalist and got to spend the week at the festival to make this film under the topic of 'Bristols best kept secret'.

The film was shot in 1 day and edited in 5 hours and was shot with Panasonic HPX 170's supplied by Panasonic UK and Onsight the competitions sponsors. (Rules for this film comp)

The 5 finalists films were screened to over 250 people at the Wildscreen closing party and the award presented by BBC presenter Steve Leonard. I great experience all round albeit and very tiring one. - Note : I have slightly re-cut the original edit since then. The film was pre-written / researched and organised before the shooting day.

The 200 Million Year Secret - Short Film on Vimeo

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Old March 4th, 2009, 07:10 PM   #2
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That's really great - very enjoyable. I lived in Bristol for seven years (mainly near the Clifton Downs) and regularly cycled around the (hilly) environs. Indeed, I used to walk past Quarry Rd almost every day! I graduated twice in the Wills Memorial Building.

Thanks for a wonderful video - lots of fond memories.
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Old March 6th, 2009, 11:23 AM   #3
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Definetly enjoyed watching this.

A full blown documentary, is in the calling here.

Now I wonder what they have up north, in the Durham area?
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Old March 17th, 2009, 05:47 AM   #4
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Thanks for your comments guys. Yep I really grew fond of Bristol in the 3 days I was there!
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Old March 17th, 2009, 07:06 AM   #5
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That's a gem Mat, thank you. You made gentle upward and downward panning work beautifully with archaeology. After seeing lots of similar stuff on commercial channels I still found yours quite refreshing. Keeping the backgound music well under the voice helped a lot.
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Old March 18th, 2009, 11:46 AM   #6
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I thoroughly enjoyed the presentation Mat. I really liked the panning, use of rack focus and the angles - they were just excellent (especially in the lab, for instance, the overhead shot). Thanks for showing this.
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Old March 25th, 2009, 04:09 AM   #7
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Excellent, i never knew about the "Bristol dinosaur" and it's my home town.

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Old March 25th, 2009, 11:16 AM   #8
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Thanks guys.

Paul....hey thats why its 'Bristols best kept secret' ;-) !!! Stay tuned for a longer format story, theres loads of interesting stuff to the theco story. 3 mins just doesnt do it justice!
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Matt,

Very nicely done!!! I really like the transitions along with the really well shot footage!!!
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Good stuff. Was that Colin Day narrating? Great bloke to work with.
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Dale - many thanks

Simon - Yes it is Colin and yes he was very helpfull on this project and comes highly reccomended :-)
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Old April 16th, 2009, 05:55 AM   #12
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Dale - many thanks

Simon - Yes it is Colin and yes he was very helpfull on this project and comes highly reccomended :-)
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