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#1 Matthew Patton

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 05:01 AM

Just thought I'd say hello after stumbling across this little community.

Are there any film makers from Northern Ireland out and about the place?
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#2 chris fawcett

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 02:03 PM

Just thought I'd say hello after stumbling across this little community.
Are there any film makers from Northern Ireland out and about the place?

Welcome Matthew,

Belfast close enough?

Are you planning on entering the Steadicam business yourself, or just passing through?

All the best,

Chris
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#3 Matthew Patton

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 04:58 PM

Hi Chris, glad to see a close face on here.

Belfast indeed isn't too far a stretch, honestly nowhere in Northern Ireland's too big a stretch when it comes to film making.

I was on the Cinematography forum and decided to give over here a look too.

As for the game, I'm a film maker through and through so I won't be going into SteadiCaming wholesale, just when needed for my own projects and when asked. I do love the form and personally my entire concept of visual design is based on movement, so between my use of dollies, steadicams, skateboards, microwave plates and anything else that looks useful I'd say I'll find a use for this place in my daily routine.

What do you do yourself?
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#4 chris fawcett

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 02:44 AM

Hi Matthew,

Steadicam mostly, and for fun, some Steadicam. We're a monomaniacal bunch over here. For more details, see my website.

I don't work much in NI these days, more's the pity?or perhaps not, since I used to freelance for BBC Newsnight doorstepping murderers and dodging petrol bombs. I exaggerate, of course.

I haven't been for a pint in Randalstown since I was in Homestead Studios years ago. I don't drink pints, but you know what I mean.

Good luck with all your projects,

Chris
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#5 Matthew Patton

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 07:09 AM

Ah film making can be quite fun from time to time.

Homestead you say, Mr. Wallace's little slice of Americana?

Unfortunately he packed it up last year, which was a shame but he still produces from home.
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#6 chris fawcett

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 04:49 AM

Yes, "Your name is mud" Wallace. That's the very one.
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Posted 07 March 2008 - 07:04 AM

It's a small world after all it seems.

Did you do a little work for one of Mud' bands/artists or were you just passing through?

Edited by Matthew Patton, 07 March 2008 - 07:04 AM.

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 03:00 PM

Sax session, long time ago in another life!
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