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NEARLY A THIRD OF THE WAY THROUGH

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I’m on Day 10! of the #makefilms_dailyproject… Wow.

Although I’m only sharing my films up to yesterday… as I’ve not created/shared today’s film. And besides 5 films is enough for one post, don’t you think?…

The past five days have been fun… lots has been captured in a variety of ways. If you’re interested in which camera I’m shooting on etc, I’ve added notes at the end of each post for this project.

I never expected (only hoped) that so many people would join in along with me…. The number of films being shared on Instagram keeps going up everyday! It really spurs me on to know that so many are noticing the movements around them, capturing it so beautifully and gathering stories that might not have created if it wasn’t for this project.

It’s so brilliant!! Check out the hashtag #makefilms_dailyproject to be inspired!

We’re a third of the way done. Still a fair way to go.

Gotta keep going, keep making, even something simple and quick. Just keep doing. It will be so worth it.

Now… what will I film today?…

Day five – SLOW MO TEATIME – IN BETWEEN THE CHAOS – Shot on Canon 5d3 in slow mo.

Day six - I LOVE ALL THE CHAIRS IN KIM KLASSEN’S STUDIOShot on Canon 5d3 as a stop motion.

Day seven – MINI MONDAY MOVIE – FIREWORKS, FLAMES & FUN – Shot on Canon G7x & 5D3 and iPhone 6s

Day eight – SCENES FROM THE #DISCOVERYOURSTORY PARTY – Shot on iPhone 6s using Boomerang & Hyperlapse and Canon 5d4

Day nine – MARVEL AT ALL THE COLOURS OF AUTUMN – Shot on Canon 5d3 as a stop motion.

 

 

 

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November 10th, 2016 at 7:00 am

SO FAR SO GOOD

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It’s actually happening… 4 days into the makefilms_dailyproject and 4 films done.

Little snippets of fun.

The best bit… the bit that makes me really smile… are all the films being made and shared on Instagram. Wonderful stories and peeks into people’s lives.

Films that might not have been made if it wasn’t for this makefilms_dailyproject.

Roll on day 5!

(Another thing making me happy – the lovely Andrea and Jeanine are daily blogging this month!)

Day one – An armful of autumn – A stop motion shot on Canon 5D3

Day two – Let’s downhill – A time lapse shot on the iPhone 6s using Hyperlapse

Day three – All the pretty details of my day – Compilation film shot on iPhone 6s & Canon G7x

Day four – All the colours & fun of the Boden spring 2017 event - Compilation film shot on iPhone 6s & Canon G7x

 

 

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November 4th, 2016 at 10:50 pm

LATEST ONLINE FILM MAKING COURSES

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Let me share with you my latest offerings for learning to create your own films…

Take a look at MAKE FILMS which begins on Tues 25th Oct.

With weekly prompts and inspiration, this 10 week course will look at different shooting & editing techniques, and the various stories you can tell through making films for Instagram or to share online. MAKE FILMS is packed with tips and tricks of how to make all my favourite films!

Check out the Instagram films that have been made on previous courses – over 1.5K films! or these testimonials.

This course isn’t just about family or personal films. You can use the films to promote your business or brand e.g. make stop motions of your stationery products or time lapses of your surroundings or mini films of your events. There is so much scope for telling stories through film.

Creating Time Capsules starts Fri 4th Nov - this six week online course, shares all you need to know to start making family films full of memories. You’ll love watching the little details of your life, as those memories will be safely locked away into beautiful films to be viewed in years to come. We look at making films with photos & video and combining them to tell your stories!

The course materials will guide you through shooting tips, tons of project ideas for inspiration and bite sized tutorials showing you the editing process in iMovie.

Head over here to join the fun.

Hope you’ll join me on one of these experiences!

To read more about these courses – Head over HERE.

Films shot Canon 5D3, Canon G7x & iPhone 6s

 

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October 2nd, 2016 at 6:00 am

SEPTEMBER – THE SIXTY SECOND PHOTOGRAPH

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The latest installment from the collaboration The Sixty Second Photograph…

I love the theme of this film because riding my bike is my happy place… and taking these early evening journeys with Cosmo fills my heart.

This film tells the story of my joy.

As always all of The Sixty Second Photograph films are breathtaking. Do take a look!

See more of my films from this project HERE.

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September 29th, 2016 at 5:03 pm

AUGUST – THE SIXTY SECOND PHOTOGRAPH

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Another film from the collaboration The Sixty Second Photograph…

It’s going to be hard moving on from summer time films… All the films, from all the artists from the past few months, have made my heart sing. Do take a look!

My film is from my favourite evening this summer. So spontaneous and such delight.

The boys had been unsuccessful at crabbing earlier in the day, so after a delicious dinner on the dock…. they ran off to get the nets from the car… they were determined to catch something. We stayed till dark, I was full of smiles watching their joy & excitement for this simple activity.

I will remember this evening forever.

See more of my films from this project HERE.

 

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September 1st, 2016 at 10:06 am

JULY – THE SIXTY SECOND PHOTOGRAPH

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This film is gift to me.

The deadline for the July film for The Sixty Second Photograph changed by a few days, so it meant I could shoot this film, instead of the one I’d started to edit together. This is way more special to me. This is our last night in the house we’d called home for two years. The house I so didn’t want to leave. The house I’d kinda imagined we stay in for years to come.

So this film is my farewell. Gifted with glorious weather. Gifted with these memories of us just hanging out, making food and enjoying this space one last time.

Very grateful for this project.

All the films made as part of The Sixty Second Photograph are so full of summer flavours… do take some time to enjoy them all.

 

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July 28th, 2016 at 7:31 am

JUNE – THE SIXTY SECOND PHOTOGRAPH

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The end of June sneaked up really quickly… I didn’t get round to shooting something specific for The Sixty Second Photograph, so I revisited a film I’d made earlier in the month and lengthened it.

Making it a real celebration of the only time it’s felt like summer, so far this year.

If you’d like to feel the real essence of summertime, check out the gorgeous films from the rest of the collective here. They’re so beautiful… full of sunshine & glistening sparkles.

The film is shot on Canon EOS 5D3.

 

 

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July 6th, 2016 at 1:20 pm

WHICH ONLINE COURSE DO I RECOMMEND?

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Currently I have two online courses, both sharing how you can make your own little films -

MAKE FILMS & Creating Time Capsules.

I’ve had a few emails asking the difference between the courses… so let me share some details here.

Both courses are suitable for all levels… from beginners who have never shot any video and want to get started… to people who are already making films confidently, but would like some encouragement and project ideas to continue on the path.

You can use any camera you like on either course – DSLR, mobile or compact… whatever you are familiar with. For the editing software – I share techniques in iMovie, but you can use other editing programs… some of the editing tips can be transferred easily. Additional equipment for MAKE FILMS – tripod & remote (but not essential).

A lot of the course materials cross over on both courses, but they’re delivered in different ways, depending on the film being made. I’ll be covering shooting, editing and sharing lots of film inspiration.

Let’s break down each course…

FAMILY FILMS FULL OF MEMORIES

A Time Capsule film is a memory evoking film. Your unique moments, packaged up in a movie; using a mix of photos or video, for you to share and enjoy… forever.

Creating Time Capsules is a course for those people who want to make regular films of their life and family times… The six week course will guide you through shooting tips, tons of project ideas for inspiration and bite sized tutorials showing you the editing process in iMovie. You’ll also be part of community sharing their films and connecting with each other on Vimeo.

The course schedule recommends creating three films (one every two weeks) – the first will be photo based – stop motion or slideshow. The second film focuses on just video to hone your skills and the final film can combine both mediums.

All the details are HERE.

Some examples of films you could create – One Minute Memories, Random Happenings or Day In The Life films.

 

TEN WEEKS OF FUN MINI FILMS

MAKE FILMS is a new course for 2016, based on all the films I’ve been sharing on Instagram.

With weekly prompts and inspiration, this 10 week course will look at different shooting & editing techniques, and the various stories you can tell through making 15 second films for Instagram or one minute films to share online. It’s packed with tips and tricks of how to make all my favourite films! We’ll concentrate a different type of film each week, from stop motions, time lapses, slow mo stories, scenes from the weekend films… to simply shooting interesting footage to edit into little films.

Even though the focus will be on mini Instagram films, you can share these films anywhere and make them longer than 15 secs.

There is a schedule – The new project or weekly inspiration will be shared in my online learning space every Tuesday… you then have all week to create your project and share it on a Monday with the course community on Instagram – check out the #makefilmscourse tag to see what’s being made.

This course isn’t just about family or personal films. You can use the films to promote your business or brand e.g. make stop motions of your stationery products or time lapses of your surroundings or mini films of your events. There is so much scope for telling stories through film.

All the details are HERE.

Some examples of films you could create - Stop motions, Time lapses, Scenes From The Weekend films, Slow mo stories & Mini Day In The Life films.

So which course DO I recommend?

Both courses offer a similar outline with what’s available to learn – especially the shooting tips and editing guidance. The project ideas are slightly different as you can see from the examples.

So really it’s a personal preference…

Ask yourself… how much time do you have to devote to creating films? What kind of films would you like to make? How would you like to share them? Do you have something specific you’d like to learn? What stories or content is available for you to capture?

I think by answering these questions the right course will reveal itself to you… Come and join in the fun!

If you’ve got any more questions… leave a comment here or contact me.

 

 

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July 1st, 2016 at 8:00 pm

MOMENTS IN MAY – A TIME CAPSULE FILM

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Back in May, I decided to join in with the A Year of Creating Time Capsules course and do a 30 day project to shoot a little something everyday and make a film of my month of May.

It turned out to be a pretty full on month, with lots going on and plenty to capture. As I was filming everyday anyway… I did a week of mini Day In The Life films as well – some of the footage crosses over, but hey, I don’t mind…

This film has been sat half finished since the beginning of June, but finally it’s done. I used the memory postcard idea from a film I made at the end of 2015… little snapshots of details, moments, smiles and sunshine.

The month passed by so quickly, it’s great to re-live it all.

This film got me thinking about what was happening this time last year and in previous years and thanks to the magic of Time Capsule films… I have all those memories locked away…

Here’s what was happening…

MAY 2015

DAY IN THE LIFE MINI FILMS

The rest of the week is here…. THURSDAY :: FRIDAY :: SATURDAY :: SUNDAY :: MONDAY

MINI MONDAY MOVIE

MAY 2014

MAY 2013

MAY 2012

If these films have inspired you to tell your own family stories and you’d like to learn to make your own Time Capsule films – The next round of Creating Time Capsules starts later this week.

 

 

 

 

 

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June 28th, 2016 at 2:02 pm

MAKING FILMS

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I really love making films!

I put together this compilation to give a flavour of all the things I love to shoot, including my weekends stories, a few adventures, alongside some recent work projects… It makes me smile.

If you’d like a go at making your own films, let me show you how in my two online courses -

Creating Time Capsules or MAKE FILMS.

 

 

 

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June 18th, 2016 at 6:00 pm