Welcome 2020

2019 was a crazy year, where I was overworked. I am now working at Uxbridge College in the Creative Studies department, teaching media to 16-20-year-old students. Goals for 2020 include exploring more of the UK and expanding Action On The Side outside London. I’m also going to improve this website and the AOTS website. I’ve […]

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 […]