Raindance HND Feature Film

The inaugural Raindance HND £5k Student Feature Film is being announced today The Raindance Higher National Diploma (HND) on which I teach has created a competition for our students: across the two years of the diploma, we will find the best writer, best director, best producer, best DP, best editor, etc., and those students will […]

Scheduling your short film shoot: set-ups

A set-up is a shot. The set-up changes every time the camera changes position. The rule of thumb for every set-up is: 30 minutes for an average shot 45 minutes for complicated shots (e.g. dolly, steadicam) If there are added complications, such as traffic, lots of extras, or weather, I would allow 60 minutes 20 […]

The Last Postcard

It’s been a long time since I updated my blog. I’m on set for our March 2018 Action On The Side short film, The Last Postcard. As Producer, I’ve organised everyone to be here: the cast, the crew, the location, the budget. As on-set DIT, I receive the footage and sound files and save it […]


Check out a 48 hour film that I did sound recording on. Transmission And check out the poster! This is our teams entry to U48 2016. Our genre is “Eeppisen elokuvasarjan ensimmäinen osa” which translates to “A first film of an epic film series.” Mandatory elements were a prop – “A miniature” and a character […]