Posts Tagged ‘film’

The Ghosts of St. Paul’s upcoming events

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Some of you might remember ‘Engels Night‘ held on 18th December last year, where tour guide Jonathan Schofield led a group of intrepid historians through Manchester, highlighting connections with the seedy and politically radical in the area of Manchester that they know so well. Check out some of the photos.

This event was part of our ongoing local history project, ‘Ghosts of St Paul’s', funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of the ‘All Our Stories‘ initiative. The project aims to encourage interest and participation in local history and heritage and consists of a range of events during which we get to find out the untold history of the Northern Quarter.

 

We have some more exciting events exploring Manchester’s industrial heritage. Below is a list of upcoming events. (more…)

Spectacular Shots Club

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Spectacular Shots Club

Title: Spectacular Shots Club
Location: MadLab
Description: Our aim is to develop and share micro budget techniques for fusing stunts, sfx and vfx. We make mini-sequences of around a minute and often teach workshops.
Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2012-04-03
End Time: 22:00

 

 

 

What’s happening at this month’s meeting:

We’ve been doing some experiments and tests to learn more about forced perspective, and we’ll be putting these into proper practice before the meeting; we’ll be filming a short sequence which we’re planning on screening at the meeting, along with some documentary/behind-the-scenes stuff showing how we did the shots. This will be a work in progress as the final edit will take a couple of weeks, but it’s a chance to see what we’ve learned and hopefully learn something! Here’s a little taster from some tests done a couple of weeks ago:

As well as this, we’ll be throwing around some ideas for the next project. If you’re the new to the group, here’s how it works:

  • We get people together who’re interested in learning about special effects
  • We discuss any techniques people want to try out, or specific shots they want to recreate
  • If enough people get on board with an idea, we do it!
A project generally sticks with one technique or ‘shot’ and explores different ways of doing it, but all input and ideas are welcome! The group is all about learning through collaboration and experimentation: bring your ideas, skills and enthusiasm and share them with the group, and we can all make cool stuff!

Things to check out:
Our Facebook group

SSC’s Youtube Channel

and our Vimeo Channel

For more information, email thespectacularshotsclub@gmail.com, leave a comment here, or get in touch with Madlab through the usual channels.

Spectacular Shots Club

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Spectacular Shots Club

Title: Spectacular Shots Club
Location: MadLab
Description: Our aim is to develop and share micro budget techniques for fusing stunts, sfx and vfx. We make mini-sequences of around a minute and often teach workshops.
Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2012-02-07
End Time: 21:00

At this meeting we will be:
Discussing various techniques for doing forced perspective and how we can incorporate them into our next project in an interesting way. As always we’re looking for clever and cheap ways to do it, so if you have any ideas or are interested in learning a bit more about it do come along and have a chat.
We will also be going over some rough storyboards for a short incorporating the effect and showing some test work we’ve done. All levels of experience and interest are welcome, this group relies entirely on collaboration with other creative people so all ideas and skills are welcome. We’re the sum of our combined parts, so if you think you can contribute you can make it happen!

To find out more:

 

Bokeh_Yeah!

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Bokeh_Yeah!

Title: Bokeh_Yeah!
Location: MadLab
Description: A Skill share user group for DSLR owners.
Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2012-02-02
End Time: 21:00

In this session we will be looking in depth at the DSLR camera settings for video, picture profiles and
comparing the performance of different cameras.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bokeh_Yeah/172625239492634

Spectacular Shots Club

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Spectacular Shots Club

Title: Spectacular Shots Club
Location: MadLab
Description: Our aim is to develop and share micro budget techniques for fusing stunts, sfx and vfx. We make mini-sequences of around a minute and often teach workshops.
Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2012-03-06
End Time: 21:00