Friday, 29 March 2013

On 29.3.13 by KieronMoore in , , , , ,    No comments
The last time I posted on this blog, I was about to begin shooting on my short film Gynoid. I'm happy to say that the shoot went very well indeed. My cast Amy and Graham were fantastic, my crew were fantastic, the footage looks (and, importantly, sounds) fantastic. Have some unedited screenshots.

There's still a lot of work to do - the footage needs editing together and I'm going to put the time into colour grading and sound editing to make as professional a film as I can. Whether via festivals or online (depends if people like it), I look forward to sharing it with the world!

Here's me and my crew, packed away into a box once we weren't needed any more.

Aside from Gynoid, I've been helping out on a few of my coursemates' shorts over the last few weeks, which has been an intense and exhausting and amazing experience. I've sealed my gynoid in a massive box with a saucepan, repeatedly poured water over a man's head, swam in the North Sea, got very cold very often but not complained, failed to light a massive bonfire, hung around a mortuary with disappointingly few dead people in, built some great friendships, realised I can't taste bitter, eaten far too many biscuits for my own good, and changed my philosophy on life (Slightly. To sum it up in four words - some things are fine). Eighteen long and tiring days, and I've enjoyed every minute of them.

But fuck me, am I glad to be home. For the first time in months I have time to catch up on TV, to read, to play video games, to know what's happening in the world, and to write this blog. Hopefully, you have time to read it.

Speaking of TV, there's new Doctor Who soon, new Mad Men, and Pointless is still going. I'm going to enjoy Easter.

On a brilliantly related note, I'll be going to that mysterious world known as "The South" next weekend for the NaSTA conference, for which my  apocalyptic rom-com The End of the World is nominated for the Best Writing and Best Drama awards. The line-up of judges is great; Best Drama is to be judged by Polly Hill, the BBC's Head of Independent Drama, while the judges for Best Writing are experienced TV scribe Lisa Holdsworth and Rob Shearman, writer of the amazing Doctor Who episode Dalek. I count this as one step closer to my Who-based (or at least Who-related) career. Even if Rob hates it. I hope he doesn't.

For now, though, I'll be spending this weekend with my feet up, eyes glued to The Bells of Saint John, washing away the biscuit excesses of the past term with some chocolate egg, and thanking Ēostre of the Dawn for her much-needed holiday.