1. Common


    from Kieron Jansch Added 576 7 2

    It has been a constant delight to me that there are still, for those willing to find them, some wild places in London; places where the bones of the country are still on display, where the wild things still stalk the dark of the night. Just near my home, Wimbledon Common is one such place. It is a haven of peace and beauty, surrounded on all sides by a sprawling metropolis, to which the people of London can come to reconnect with the natural world. Walking there one is quite likely to encounter strange cairns, built of deadfall trees and branches by passing strangers and left to quietly moulder and settle into the woods. They look like nothing less than little huts in which the wild folk live, and they are a perfect expression of the connection we share with our past. “Common” is a little tale that warns of the consequences of taking those wild places for granted, and of being careless. --------------------------------------------- "Common" is also my first foray into narrative film-making, first with any kind of budget (albeit a tiny one), and my first with a cast and crew. It was important to me that everyone involved felt that they were an important part of making Common, from the principle actors, all the way through to the crowd-funding backer who gave me £1 to help with the budget. Whilst I might have instigated the whole thing, executing It was very much a team effort. My cast and crew were with me the whole way, on a journey that included sub-zero temperatures, snow, wind, rain, and mud, lots of mud. We were blessed by the support of friends old and new: my friend Gail Stevens helped me early on with casting advice; the Wimbledon & Putney Commons Conservators and the Light Cafe in Wimbledon Village helped with locations; Greg, general manager of the Wimbledon Odeon, helped with publicising the Kickstarter campaign; and last, but absolutely not least, Sundeep Sohal of Canon UK, who, having known me only a few days, lent me a 1DC for the shoot. For the technically minded among you: yes, that DOES mean this film was shot in 4K. For the moment though you'll have to settle for the HD version. --------------------------------------------- Please take a look at my new project: http://mannedcamera.com I am now able to offer Arri Amira hire at significantly reduced rates for projects where I can accompany the camera and either assist or shadow an experienced Director of Photography. Please don't hesitate to contact if you have an interesting project for which you need equipment. --------------------------------------------- Cast & Crew Greg Barnett played "Oliver" Maja Szymczyk played "Cholet" David Stock played "James" Alex Cosic was the dustman Kieron Jansch - writer, director, DOP, editor, post-production Penny Gruber - producer Thom Robson - composer original music Mark Parker - stills photographer, assistant editor Allen Lindenberg - sound recordist Alex Sturges - makeup artist Malcolm Gough - co-executive producer David Clift, Tara Chittenden, Jon Flinn, Heather Jansch, Matthew Lambe and Max Smith - associate producers

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    • Autumn


      from Matthew Hoare Added 11 0 0

      http://matthew-hoare.com During the autumn months, me and my girlfriend took a walk through the woods. TWITTER http://twitter.com/matthewhoare

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      • Lenkadu "Whereto" (with Michael Ver Steegt)


        from Kieron Jansch Added 608 3 0

        "Whereto" written by Lenkadu & Michael Ver Steegt - just released on Bandcamp. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- http://lenkadu.bandcamp.com/ http://lenkadu.com/ http://www.facebook.com/MichaelVSound -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dedicated to: Adriana Versteegt & Steven Jeffre -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Lenkadu performances are immersive musical and visual worlds. Her music combines influences of electronic music, avant-garde sound art and various genres of live music, such as progressive metal and noise rock. She creates her beats, samples her field recordings, sings, and plays multiple instruments: kalimba, guitar, bass guitar and anything else that makes intriguing sounds. When Lenka asked me to cut a video for this track, her only rule was that I wasn't to spend more than a day on the idea. That was fine by me; my video work is often long and involved, shadowing whatever project I'm involved in - so having something short and sweet to work on was a lovely foil to my usual process. This video was shot in two locations: Ivanpah Dry Lake on the Nevada/California state line, 5273.577 miles from home, where Lenka and I met at NABX; and 0.233 miles from home, on Wimbledon Common, where Autumn (Fall) has just arrived. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Things you might like to know: Camera: Canon EOS 5D MK2 Lenses: EF 28-70 F2.8L, EF 70-200 F2.8L Steadycam: Steadycam Merlin Editing: Apple Final Cut Pro 7 Post: Adobe After Effects CS5 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To support Lenka as much as possible I'd really appreciate it if you'd share this video in as many channels and groups as you can. --------------------------------------------- Please take a look at my new project: http://mannedcamera.com I am now able to offer Arri Amira hire at significantly reduced rates for projects where I can accompany the camera and either assist or shadow an experienced Director of Photography. Please don't hesitate to contact if you have an interesting project for which you need equipment. ---------------------------------------------

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        • Happy Feet


          from Simon Pilkington Added 20 0 0

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          • Canon 7D Test - Richmond park and Wimbledon Common


            from Jamie Noel Added 161 0 5

            First daytime shoot with new canon 7d. Took it round Wimbledon Common and Richmond Park in search of some nice Autumn colours and a bit of wildlife. Tested out the slow mo too. Converted 50 fps in Cinema Tools. Edited with FCP Tracks: Blackbird Blackbird - Avalanche, Pure

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              from Bearboyd Films Added 135 1 0

              This is a film of Cannizaro House Hotel in wimbledon, SW19, popular stay for Tennis stars and close to the championship tennis courts. I used a Sony HD video camera with Jag 35st DOF adaptor and 50mm canon FD lens to capture the last snow fall of February 2010 and the next day it had all melted. The Sony handled the fading light well with minimal adjustments to exposure and shutter speeds and when ever the snow seemed to white out the scene, I did not have too much problem in camera and in post to adjust the levels. I wanted to try a commercial style as this is an area I want to film more in and I hope I have achieved this.

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              • A walk in the snow (with my Zi8) - 1080p HD


                from Nick Staib Added 406 3 1

                January 2010 - London. Managed to grab a tripod and head out onto Wimbedon Common whilst the snow was still fresh and crisp and... magical. Filmed with a Kodak Zi8

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                • Wimbledon Ponds - in HD - Jan 2010


                  from Nick Staib Added 233 1 2

                  I can't wait for the Spring and Summer, but meanwhile I tried to capture the feel of those half-melted / half-frozen local ponds... I had to retire as I was getting cold working the tripod without gloves! Kodak Zi8 - 1080p - no digital image stabilisation (but tripod used)

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                  • Wimbledon Common at -1C


                    from Nick Staib Added 114 1 1

                    I thought I would re-shoot some of last month's scenes now that the pond is freezing over - just the lightest sprinkling of snow so far...

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                    • Snow in London


                      from Nick Staib Added 119 0 3

                      Feb 2nd 2009 - heaviest snowfall in SE England for 18 years. Brought chaos to traffic, but smiles to many faces. A day to remember.

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