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48 Hour Human Timelapse

Posted in Canon EOS 5D Mark II, filmmaking, Red Sky Photography, Scattered Images, short films, Video Production, videography on March 2, 2010 by martystalker

After getting involved with Belfast4Haiti, Rick and I wanted to do something extra to raise awareness in our own social and business circles to hopefully get people talking about the Haiti and Chile disaster. We settled on heading in a direction that would take us out of our comfort zones and encourage others to do their bit.  We are planning to complete a 48hr time-lapse piece involving a human subject and we are hoping to raise £500 in the 48hrs of filming it. The event will also be streamed live on Twitter on scheduled occasions for people to follow.

Time-Lapses are a beautiful and modern interpretation of our world in motion.  It has become common place in cinematography and some pioneers have travelled the world capturing our cityscapes with extreme dedication.  We decided to do our own time-lapse piece in Belfast city but with a difference.

This poses a number of issues from a technical perspective not to mention the obvious sleep deprivation involved in being the human subject (sat stationary for the duration of the time) and the photographer/cameraman.  I decided to put himself forward for the challenge and we set about organising it.  We are still awaiting confirmation for the location but the image above will give you an idea of the proposed backdrop.

We will be dedicating this piece to help raise funds for both countries and all money will go to the Disasters Emergency Committee justgiving.com/belfast4haiti

You can follow us on Twitter and below is a trailer for the piece.

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Belfast4Haiti

Posted in Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Red Sky Photography, Scattered Images, Video Production, videography on February 16, 2010 by martystalker

The Belfast 4 Haiti fundraising gig took place on 31st January 2010 in the three staged Limelight Complex in Belfast. 50+ Northern Irish bands played to over 1300 people to raise money for the relief efforts following the Haiti earthquakes. Over £22,000 was raised for the Disasters Emergency Committee. I was fortunate enough to have captured the whole event with the assistance from Rick Trainor from Red Sky Photography and Sean Duncan from Red Cap Productions.

The security staff at the venue allowed us to move around the back of the complex to film at each of the stages. It was either that or trying to squeeze through the hoards of people with expensive camera equipment above my head. The EX3 and 5DMark II cameras performed exceptionally well in the low light conditions and I had to do little colour grading and correction in post. Such amazing raw images that both cameras produced at the event. Two up-and-coming Northern Irish bands, Yakuza and Axis Of supplied the tracks for the video.

Red Sky Photography : Band Shoot

Posted in photography, promo shoot, promotional videos, Red Sky Photography, Scattered Images, Video Production, videography on February 11, 2010 by martystalker

Rick Trainor and I have decided to produce a selection of Behind The Scenes/Video Tutorials about his work. Rick, from Red Sky Photography, specialises in lighting, strobism, and all facets of modern digital photography. In this video we see Rick photographing the up and coming rock band ‘The Black Bear Saloon’ in Belfast. Future videos will focus on creative lighting and editorial photography. Keep checking back for latest videos and remember that you can find both Red Sky Photography and Scattered Images on many social media sites, such as Twitter and Facebook.

New Short Film ‘Good Morning Mr Jenkins’

Posted in filmmaking, Red Sky Photography, Scattered Images, screenwriting, short films on February 5, 2010 by martystalker

The final scenes have been filmed for our new short film ‘Good Morning Mr Jenkins’. After the recent success of ‘Bloodstained Footprints’ in the Entry Level Filmaka Competition, we have been given four weeks to write, film and produce a short film for the final Jury Level round. Click on this link to view the very impressive jury panel that will be choosing the winning film.

‘Good Morning Mr Jenkins’ is a story about a guy who has everything, a loving marriage and is great at his job. After witnessing an event one day, his life starts crumbling all around him. The film is now online to view and please fell free to leave any feedback in the comments section. Within the three minute limit I wanted to make something different, basically a whole film within the time allocated. You may see a few traces of other directors influences in certain scenes. I’m a big fan of Guy Richie and especially Tarantino,  I embrace the way he doesn’t conform to the “correct structure” of filmmaking and tells his story the way he wants to.

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The biggest limitation for me on this shoot, as Director, was the fact that for most of the scenes, Rick Trainor (my fantastic and trusted Camera Operator and Director of Photography) had to step into the shoes of the main character due to the lack of time we had. So that meant that I had to remember how to use the video mode on the Canon 5D Mark II, which came back to me slowly I must say! After remembering how to correct white balance and exposure, we cracked on with the shoot, which took us to Larne, Moira and Lurgan.

The last day of filming involved a selection of classroom scenes with four children. You are always reminded to never work with children or animals in the industry but they were fantastic and produced the goods for me on every shot. Like most of my short film work, I have had to call upon friends and family to help me out. So I thank you all again for the support that you have given me. A big thanks also to Gary McKinstry from Carpe Diem Videography for coming down and shooting some behind the scenes footage.

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‘Face The Future’ Official Music Video

Posted in filmmaking, Red Sky Photography, Scattered Images with tags , , on January 27, 2010 by martystalker

The official music video for The Black Bear Saloon’s latest track ‘Face The Future’ is now on-line. Check the guys out on their website too at http://www.theblackbearsaloon.com/

Thanks again for everybody who was involved, I couldn’t have done it without you!

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New Promo Shoot

Posted in promo shoot, Red Sky Photography on October 27, 2009 by martystalker

It’s always nice to have a friend who’s willing to offer free professional photo shoots to help promote your business. Rick Trainor is really starting to perfect his Stobist work in his Photography and I was happy to pose for him for a few hours. Although I tend to be behind the camera as much as possible, I was very happy with the results. You can check out his work on his website: http://www.redskyni.com/ and his Flickr account: http://www.flickr.com/photos/29988157@N05/

It also gave me an opportunity to show off my new toy, the Sony EX3. An outstanding camera and well worth the wait I must say! Next stop, 35mm Adapters!

Bloodstained Footprints

Posted in bloodstained footprints, Canon EOS 5D Mark II, film festivals, filmmaking, Red Sky Photography, short films on September 7, 2009 by martystalker

The Short Film ‘Bloodstained Footprints’ is finally finished after a few delays in post production. A special thanks goes out to everybody who was involved and you can watch the film via the ‘Projects’ page on this website or by clicking on this link http://www.vimeo.com/6454560