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Invite to operators for free steadicam meetup/workshop, free drinks (London)

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#1 Jules Bushell

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 10:02 PM





We've just gone past the one year anniversary of running Blur the Line workshops (held weekly). I set this up to be a hub for filmmakers and actors getting together to film scenes that get as close as possible to cinema quality.


My philosophy is practise makes perfect and the last 5% you need that makes a difference to be a success, you'll get there, provided you put all that effort in.


Our first Blur the Line, was simply a camera and a couple of actors. A year later, we have a full crew, a range of cinema quality equipment; full lighting set-up, rigs from tracks, dollies, jibs, sound/boom/wireless, and actors queuing to play parts in the scenes. Footage now coming out of the workshops wouldn't look out of place in the cinemas. We've also been filming in different locations too to fit each scene (e.g. political in the pic above). People are collaborating to make short films from the networking opportunities from the workshops. I am filming scenes for a feature project for a trailer and for pre-production.




So this is an invite to camera steadicam operators who have their own rig (any stabiliser system) and camera (if no camera, can use mine), to come down and film a scene on Thursday 28th August 7pm. The scene is just for practise, not part of any short film or project. You can have the footage afterwards for your showreel or for your education. The location is in Blackfriars, London. We have the whole ground floor to ourselves and consists of a hall, leading to a restaurant. There are stairs and corridors that can be used too.


Did I mention that it's all informal and great fun? Networking in the pub next door afterwards, with a tab on me.


Interested, want to find out more? Email me on workshop*at*nonmultiplexcinema.com






P.S. Blur the Line website is www.blurtheline.co.uk. My other websites www.nonmultiplexcinema.com and www.filmmeansbusiness.com


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#2 rupert peddle

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 05:33 AM

Hi Jules!


That's a really great idea, you are correct practice practice practice is the way we improve and also learning from other people different ways of doing things, methods and techniques. I would love to get involved but I'm down in Portsmouth and getting to central London for 7pm with would involve a hell of a fight with the traffic ;) Do you do your shoots on weekends at all?



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#3 Jules Bushell

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 03:46 AM

Hi Rups,


At the moment no. But it will probably change towards the end of next month. Will keep you posted.



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