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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Free 4K Sparkle Lightleak / Optical Effect

Here is my third 4K light leak - available for free download (and also you can watch it it in 4K / UHD on YouTube)

This, along with the rest, will all be collected on a special page, so bookmark it. This one is a bit different, with a rainbow diffraction / sparkly feel to it - perhaps like an old 70s optical effect from a movie. Check it out...





You can use it as a background - or more likely, composite over footage. I have seen a few editors combine this with the other leaks to give them an extra special look.

Download here (175MB) - http://mfi.re/watch/9vnxlw575c4w2yj/4K_RainbowSparkle.mp4

If you are using these clips for a commercial project with a budget then get in touch. I make the leaks free for non-commercial use (short films etc). Creative Commons details on the main page.

If HD leaks are of interest to you (under the same conditions) then I have loads here.

If you want to do me a favour because of all this cool stuff - that would be great too. Cheers. A few suggestions...


If you are super kind and get something out of using these then please donate a small amount via the button below...

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Podcast Episode 44: The UK Scriptwriters Survival Guide



In this new podcast episode myself and Danny Stack talk about our new book we've just finished writing. It will be out soon and sums up just about EVERYTHING in the podcast SO FAR in many ways. It's basic question is; how can you earn a living as a writer? This book, the UK Scriptwriters Survival Guide, isn't about how to write, its about how to be a writer!

In this episode we discuss our favourite parts of the book and our top advice - as well as how to overcome knock backs to your career - how do you survive and thrive?

More about the book soon, when its released. Podcast listeners will of course get a special price. In the meantime, here's an extract from the introduction, so you know what it is about...
This guide is less about the craft of scriptwriting and more about being a scriptwriter, a working scriptwriter. A writer who earns a crust day-to-day. A writer who pays the rent AND still finds time to work on new ideas, and that next amazing spec script.
We’ve all got books on our shelves already about the craft of being a writer and the different techniques and structures you may use. We don’t cover those.
There’s also looks of books about rare occurrences of someone selling it big. This book is about being part of the hard working majority, not a one-off fluke. If you picked up a book about investing your money, you’d be rightly disappointed if the advice inside was “win the lottery”. There will be no ‘sell a script for a million dollars on your first go’ nonsense here. This book is about long term success through graft. 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Second free 4K light leak download - film burn / glow style

Here is my second 4K light leak - available for free download (and also you can watch it it in 4K / UHD on YouTube)

This, along with the rest, will all be collected on a special page, so bookmark it.




These fade up from black making them ideal to be used to transition from one clip to the next in your edit timeline. They have a 'film burn' feel to them. 7 in total in this one download. Speed them up and reverse them for more variation if you need it!

Download here (176MB) - http://mfi.re/watch/drmu7we8lqb4osq/4K_WarmGlows.mp4

If you are using these clips for a commercial project with a budget then get in touch. I make the leaks free for non-commercial use (short films etc). Creative Commons details on the main page.

If HD leaks are of interest to you (under the same conditions) then I have loads here.

If you want to do me a favour because of all this cool stuff - that would be great too. Cheers. A few suggestions...


If you are super kind and get something out of using these then please donate a small amount via the button below...

Friday, January 02, 2015

New Year, new 4k light leaks!

Last year I did a lot of HD light leaks and film burns and lens flare clips you could download for free. This year there are new ones - but now in 4K or UltraHD resolution.

Here is the first one. The rest will all be collected on a special page, so bookmark it.




These fade up from black making them ideal to be used to transition from one clip to the next in your edit timeline. 8 in total in this one download.
Download here (174MB) - http://www.mediafire.com/watch/cczh6mllb82pze7/4K_WarmLeaks.mp4

If you are using these clips for a commercial project with a budget then get in touch. I make the leaks free for non-commercial use (short films etc).

If you want to do me a favour anyway - that would be great too. Cheers. A few suggestions.


If you are super kind and get something out of using these then please donate a small amount via the button below...

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas Treat Part 2!



And more Christmas fun - here's the new podcast! For this podcast we spend over an hour talking to script editor Andrew Ellard. We felt this extra length was worth the level of his insights into some of your favourite shows. Plus we couldn't shut him up.

Here is how he describes himself - "I'm a writer and script editor. I’ve worked on various shows including Red Dwarf, The IT Crowd and Miranda. I also offer (paid) rewrite notes for your script. You may know me from Twitter (@ellardent) having seen my opinion/review #tweetnotes."

We recorded this at the Royal Festival Hall, so you get free background music with this one. Lastly, I hope 2015 is a good one for your writing projects.

Double Christmas Treat Part 1




Every year I make a film instead of sending out Christmas cards.

This year's effort is called Ho Ho Horror. This is now my sixth year of doing it. The ‘rules’ are always the same. Whatever can be done in a single working day. It used to be Christmas Day itself, but then I realised no one checked their emails on the big day so I now send it earlier.

Ho Ho Horror - Apparently, on Christmas Eve, it is okay for a strangely dressed man in a red suit to break into your home - nothing scary about that - or is there?

BUT SERIOUSLY, MAYBE DON'T LET YOUR REALLY YOUNG KIDS WATCH THIS. While its not a horror per se, you don't want Father Christmas being attacked with a stocking and shiv made from a pencil on Christmas Eve.

This year sees a return of co-star Kim, her first appearance since 2008’s Christmas Film "Stocky". Anyway, watch it. And have a (Night)marey Christmas!

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Podcast Episode 42: Structure




Structure - the most important skill of a writer or the basis for generic and boring stories? Danny talks about the '5 act pixar poker idea' and I talk up non-linear structures (as always!).

I mentioned Linda's book on unusual structures a couple of times in this episode and here is the link - The 21st Century Screenplay

Lastly, Danny mentioned Nelson Nutmeg Links...
Twitter
Facebook
Website

And its not too late to support the film, which has some cool rewards (including an exclusive podcast) by going to this page.