Accolades *
*WINNER! Adobe Design Achievement Awards (2012) **
*WINNER! Royal Television Society NB awards (2012) **

Hi all,
Where to begin? I decided to create a visual interpretation of one of my Brothers songs. Turn of the screw is about a woman not being able to come to terms with the loss of love. Throughout the narrative we hopefully take a peek inside her world and slowly see her dismantling the machinery of her mind. I could go on but interpretation is in the eye of the beholder. For full effect use headphones.

A Brief workflow: concept - stage building - props - dolly track - film shoot - Editing - Post effects - Compositing.

It was a massive undertaking for just one person but I seemed to get through it. I would like to thank my brother Steve for his unending patience and his inspirational help without which I would have taken to the bottle mid project. This one's for you bro..

Filmed in HD 1920 x 1080.

Actress - Stacie James
Birdman - Steve Lavelle
Song written and performed by Steve Lavelle from Small Wonder.
Concept, Matte paintings, Effects and editing and all that gubbins - Chris Lavelle

Canon 5d MK II
3 Green screens (one a pop up which is hilarious when it hits you in the chin)
Lighting rig (homemade)
Dolly track (homemade)
Warehouse - Thank you for the use of this Gonzo
Props - Located from various second hand shops and friends. Burned and reborn.

After Effects + plugins
Cinema 4d
Premier Pro
Lots of Trapcode plugins
Freeform Pro (thanks Mettle)

I have set up a site at for a bit of visual interest.

Anyway, i hope you like it. I am happy to discuss techniques and moods.

All the best, as ever


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