So this weekend I spent a day at The Biz Media Make-Up and Hair Academy with make-up and effects artist Jennifer Lenard in Swadlincote. We started with some basic bruising on the hand and progressed onto more technical gore.
Jen would show you first how it’s done on yourself or another victim of the class. You feel yourself going slightly lightheaded when she’s separating the silicon from the skin to make a realistic gash. If you had a few hairs on your arm before you start, I asure you this wil make short work of them and by the time you’re finished you’ll have smooth skin. Sort of. I think I’m just a wuss.
Dirty Pretty Things-Camera.Edit
I, Cinna (The Poet)-Edit
Rock Film End Credits-Edit
Showreel 2012 from Ellie Cotton on Vimeo.
I met Barbara Hamilton at Ravensbourne when I was seeking fashion designers wanting promo films to compliment their collection. I must have landed lucky because she is already becoming a well respected designer, ‘The Observer’ stating she one of the most promising graduate fashion designers in the UK!
Barbara Hamilton Fashion Film
Barbara Hamilton – Graduate Collection
Originally the working title: The Rock Film, now officially named The Rock Film after weeks of brainstorming rock related metaphorical or should I say, ‘metamorphic’, titles is almost done in its post-production. Just a few sound problems, of course.
Spy rocks used by the British to spy on the Russians is where the idea came from. Our Rock is retired from all of that though, thank God. Uri, a shy and lonely little guy could do with a friendship. He had his eye on the girl across the street more so than a talking rock, however.
This project aimed to showcase how social and digital media could be used to bring Shakespeare up to speed with todays culture through the new ways of viewing content.
And it was successful. Kids liked it!
Shot on a RED Epic, thanks to Rob Mcgroary, in a great location, again thanks to Rob Mcgroary. Although it was immensely cold but a really fun week filming.
“The aim was to bring theatre online and give students aged 11 to 16 the chance to participate in a real-time nationwide project in which they could interact with thousands of other students.
The project showcased how digital and social media could make the arts more engaging and far-reaching. (www.ja.net)”
Whit Woo! Take your clothes off.
We’ll film it.
Dirty Pretty Things from Ellie Cotton on Vimeo.