1. Please see 'You Never Can Tell' for more details.

    For my end-of-module assignment on my Open University T156 course, I had to make two films: one the film 'proper' and a second - this one - to explain the why and how of making the first. If you see what I mean. The combined duration of both films was not to exceed 5 minutes.

    I must thank my daughter for taking the behind-the-scenes footage. First time she's been with me on a location shoot.

    # vimeo.com/45827426 Uploaded
  2. This was an end-of-course assignment for my Open University T156 Digital Film School module, completed in July 2012. We were given eight genres from which to choose. I selected 'Campaign Video'. In the brief for this, we were allowed to use an imaginery campaign: as far as I know, nobody (in the UK) is trying to get rid of the Criminal Record Bureau, or CRB, checks required before an adult can work with children unsupervised, despite the fact that past checks have failed to identify even paedophiles who are 'on the system'. And of course, if a person hasn't been caught, their name won't turn up however many checks are made about them. A system that is unreliable is worse than no system at all - at least in that case, we rely on our instincts, taking up references, etc. People instead seem to prefer to rely on CRB checks, despite the "little glitches". Well, that's all right then!

    The men in the film are both talented local actors, the girls my granddaughters (and before you ask, yes I do have consent forms from their Mum).

    # vimeo.com/45822608 Uploaded
  3. Made for a 'flash film' competition and based on an original piece of 'flash fiction' (under 250 words) about a police officer bearing bad news giving a mother an extra minute of time before telling her what he knows will upset her and change her life.
    The current version on vimeo.com replaces an earlier one which had no music track with this, using a 'custom' track 'made' by "SonicFire Pro 5 (Express Tracks)" from smartsound.com, which is an excellent means of creating the 'right' sound for a movie, if you don't happen to have a composer and small orchestra ready to do your bidding.

    # vimeo.com/21107252 Uploaded
  4. This was a first attempt at filming a 'home-made' drama from my own screenplay and a group of keen amateur actors.

    I used a new camcorder, a professional Panasonic AG-HMC41 to shoot in 16:9 HD - though I haven't yet figured out how to save the file in HD from the NLE software I'm using (Edius), let alone upload it to Vimeo.

    The film was entered in the British International Amateur Film Festival, BIAFF, and was awarded 2 Stars.

    # vimeo.com/21228807 Uploaded
  5. The Norfolk Video Productions entry in the British International Amateur Film Festival (BIAFF), 2012.
    Lazarus Moult feels guilty when, as a result of his having a bad day in an aircraft engineering hangar, 152 people are killed when the tailplane of an aircraft he'd been working on drops off at 35000 feet.
    Ever since, he's been trying to end his own life, but is dogged by bad luck: he throws himself under a train - but the train stops short; he'd stick his head in a gas oven - except that he and all his friends have electric ones; he pays an assassin to shoot him, but that scheme is foiled when a pretty young woman who's taken an interest in him, shoots the assassin. Maybe he should consider a different lifestyle...

    # vimeo.com/35452090 Uploaded

Norfolk Video Productions

Peter Holdroyd

Norfolk Video Productions is a small (1-man) film-making operation based just outside Norwich in the English county of Norfolk. The output is films with amateur status - i.e. non-commercial - generally using original screenplays, written in-house. Actors…


+ More

Norfolk Video Productions is a small (1-man) film-making operation based just outside Norwich in the English county of Norfolk. The output is films with amateur status - i.e. non-commercial - generally using original screenplays, written in-house. Actors and technicians are recruited from local drama groups and some kind-hearted professionals who work for free - or at least for a free lunch!

With every new film, the aim is to improve on the last one.

Editing is done using Edius, Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Encore, mainly. These are complex programs and we're still learning how to use them effectively.

Browse This Channel

Shout Box

  • Peter Holdroyd

    "You Never Can Tell" resulted in a 'B'-value Pass on my Open University course, with a mark of 80%. The four factors considered by the examiners, Creative, Organisational, Technical and Overall value were all adjudged
    "Well Achieved". Thanks to all taking part.

    by Peter Holdroyd

Heads up: the shoutbox will be retiring soon. It’s tired of working, and can’t wait to relax. You can still send a message to the channel owner, though!

Channels are a simple, beautiful way to showcase and watch videos. Browse more Channels.