PANIC: Production Process

PANIC: Production Process

As we approach the beginning of our festival venture with PANIC and as we begin our new project, we thought we’d take a moment to look back at PANIC’s production process, what we did and our approach. Here’s a look back at our journey and some of the snaps we took along the way. Hopefully […]

PANIC: Original Soundtrack

PANIC: Original Soundtrack

James approached me back in April 2015 to see if I would be interested in coming on board as composer for PANIC. We had just finished an entry for the 48 hour London Sci-Fi film festival – watch here. In that project I sent James the stems before I saw the film. I designed them […]

PANIC: Director’s Notes

PANIC: Director’s Notes

Panic is a thriller that follows a young man suffering with depression. As the narrative unfolds and we get to know our protagonist, Dylan, we see how mental illness distorts his world view and creates a claustrophobic and volatile environment for him. The tension builds as Dylan’s depression spirals out of control and we end […]

PANIC: Cinematography

PANIC: Cinematography

Having worked closely with James on previous projects we were only too happy to collaborate on his latest script – PANIC. From the very beginning we had some strong ideas for the cinematography that would be vital in making his script come to life. For me the story has 3 main concepts that I wanted […]

Sci-Fi: London

Sci-Fi: London

This blog is being written at the ungodly hour on a Monday morning, just hours before the hand in time to this year’s 48 hour Sci-Fi Film Challenge. The edit has been locked off… more than once, the vfx have begun and the audio mix is trying to keep up with the edit and its […]

The Debt: A Short Film by James Cookson

The Debt: A Short Film by James Cookson

Last year Phoenix Films had the good fortune to work with our friend and award winning Director James Cookson. James approached us to help in bringing his vision to life and we tried our very best to help achieve that! With the edit locked off and the film ready to hit the web we couldn’t […]

Come Fly With Us

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Come Fly With Us

With our next shoot around the corner, we find ourselves travelling to the tip of Scotland. As we prepare ourselves for the project, one aspect that shouldn’t be ignored is travelling with kit. We want to get to our shoot safe and ready to go and we want our kit to do the same. Here […]

Red Headed Woman: The Making Of

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Red Headed Woman: The Making Of

So in honour of the nominations for the One Shot Movie Competition we thought we’d go behind the scenes and go into some of the details of how this video was made. What really sparked our imagination was when Mirika came to us with an idea of using her friend Megan dancing in Alexandra Palace. […]

One Shot Movie Competition

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One Shot Movie Competition

We’ve been nominated in the final 10 for the One Shot Movie Competition! Our music video Red Headed Woman is in the running for the overall title and also nominated alongside four other entries in the Best Cinematography category. Here were the rules: 1. Make a film using one shot. This means no cuts whatsoever. […]

Sony F5 4K Hack

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Sony F5 4K Hack

Browsing online trying to discover some new media and a new podcast to listen to and came across this little beauty. The guys at ‘Extra Shot‘ have been playing around with the F5, trying to make it shoot 4K – internally! And, well…..sorry F55 owners, they did it! It’s a simple little bit of code that […]