A quick update!

Hi there, Paul here. It’s been a busy time recently and things have been heating up. I’ve been busy creatively and have more work on the horizon as well.

This is just a quick update regarding, well, updates really. As you know, this blog hasn’t been updated much recently (though I’m currently working to do something with it), I have however been busy beavering away at my professional portfolio site. The site is specifically about my own skills rather than the group as a whole. As such, I shall endeavour to keep both open, and hopefully expand this on as well.

If you want to have a look at my site, it’s over at: paul-blewitt.com. I hope to see you there.


3D – How and when it works

There's been many types of 3D films, but recently they've become more sophisticated

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 2 years, you’d have noticed a massive boom in the rise of 3D movies and games. There’s a lot of criticism out there about it – It doesn’t really work, it’s a gimmick being pushed down our throats, it’s simply not good enough, etc… Well, I prefer to take a more constructive approach when it comes to film criticism, so here I’m going to list both when it works and how it should be done.

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Youtube Saturday: Looking at sound in Film

Yep, it's THAT time of the week again!

It’s been a while since my last post, but it’s finally back. This week’s youtube saturday is focused squarely on sound in films. This isn’t just limited to film scores, but dialogue, sound effects, atmospheric noise, and tips on how to get these best. But anyway, on with the show!

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Youtube Saturday: Getting later

Yep, it's THAT time of the week again!

Once again, we bring a late edition of the weekend specials, and for that I can only apologise. So there you are.

But anyway, I am inspired to post some videos of a more technical nature.

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The Ultimate Challenge: Going from Short to Feature

Hobo with a Shotgun originally started out as a fake trailer in a competition

I’ve often felt that most of my concepts for films can be expanded. You see, I like to build upon concepts – worlds that are different to our own. Part of the problem is that doing a feature is much more costly and time consuming – from inception to distribution. Overall, it’s not going to do well if you’ve got an underdeveloped concept, a concept with a gaping hole or one whose lore is not explained. Virtually any concept can make it to the big screen, but making sure it does well is key.

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A quick update

The Question continues to try and track down those missing blog posts...

I haven’t been updating as much recently – usually due to not being near a computer that is available, but I have managed to extend Habitual Film’s filming equipment. Hopefully I’ll be ready to showcase things in the near future.

But anyway, keep reading to see what I bought and why.

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GEEK! The Musical – Part 2

An awesome film, with sadistic dentist, an unlikely couple and a villain that would happily eat vegitarians!

Leading on from the blog post earlier today, is GEEK! The Musical part 2. Musicals aren’t often associated with geekdom, in fact many of them are targeted solely and specifically at women. Others are very much accessible to other groups, such as Little Shop of Horrors. Some are not even available on DVD (Yes, I’m referring to the sublimely awesome Avenue Q). Some are just random and genius like Rocky Horror Picture show. There’s a fair variety out there and I think it’s a little unfair how some have seemingly high-jacked the musical genre.

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