Photography in France

A selection of photos taken in France during a winter trip with friends in 2004-2005. After the ferry crossing from Plymouth, we visited Mont Saint-Michel before continuing south along the eastern coast to a friend’s holiday home. We also visited the local town of Laval during several nights out. All shots were taken with a Sony compact digital camera.

 

Another addition to the SF//Doors/Corridors series. This one was a little difficult as the directly keenly utilised 2 distinct spaces: the human Prometheus ship and the alien cave/ship interiors. With this in mind I tried to split the doors/corridors into human and alien. Enjoy!

 

Footage © 20th Century Fox
Music by Marc Streitenfeld
Edit by James FitzRoy

Prometheus//Doors/Corridors

After the dreadful (pun intended) mess that was 1995’s Judge Dredd, this low budget version of 2000AD’s comic book anti-hero successfully captures the tone and violent action.

I remembered looking forward to Judge Dredd back in the early 90s even though I had little knowledge of the source material. But it was clear to see why when looking at its original teaser trailer. Composer Jerry Goldsmith had been lined up to compose the score (which would have been amazing) but due to other commitments had to pull out. He left the project with a frankly brilliant action-packed theme.

Using this trailer music as my base, I re-imagined the new Dredd fitting into the powerhouse music and edited this 2-part trailer. The first half contains a small introduction to the film’s setting while the second explodes with Goldsmith’s theme.

If you haven’t seen the film yet, grab yourself a copy and check it out! But remember, it is a reduced, streamlined low-budget affair rather than the bloated turkey that is 95’s Judge Dredd.

No copyright infringement is intended by this experimental fan short and this video is not monetised.

Footage © Reliance Entertainment, IM Global, DNA Films
Music by Jerry Goldsmith
Edit by James FitzRoy

Dredd Meets Goldsmith

To continue my series of doors and corridors in science fiction cinema, here’s the first Star Trek flick (in 1080p no less!). I’ve expanded the usual ship-bound theme a little to encompass the use of ‘alien’ themed doors and corridors from the V’ger space craft and its ‘cloud’. I’m sure I’ll get around to the rest of the Trek films eventually or maybe I’ll combine them.

As before, only footage and audio from the film was used in the making of this experimental fan short. No copyright infringement is intended, this video is not monetised and all credit is given.

Footage © Paramount Pictures, 1979
Music by Jerry Goldsmith
Edited by James FitzRoy

Star Trek Meets Doors/Corridors

Have I really done 14 of these now?! Well, here it is, another breakfast sketch. Of course you can have corn flakes any time of the day but thats a discussion that goes way beyond the simple pleasure of these sketches…

“Is there any way to make it play itself?”

What would be a most excellent free gift inside your breakfast cereal box? Something to really get the day off to a great start…

See ya after the most important meal of the day!

Games with Corn Flakes

Sunsets & Sky

A small collection of photographs taken of the sky and sunsets in various UK locations (Leeds, Frome, Warminster, Manchester). I suppose the sky and sunsets in particular will always provide a rich visual feast for the photographer, especially when the land becomes a silhouette and the light plays a merry dance with the lens.

I like playing with light in photography, finding ways to keep the shutter open to capture motion in light or just finding cool beams or reflections of light. This is my first in a series of stills I’m calling Lightworks. Shot on a Sony P100 digital compact camera in 2007 in Leeds.

Lightworks Photography Part 1

A look at the starship Enterprise in its many guises through history from The Original Series to the new Rebooted Trek. A nostalgic look back and a wry look at the destruction and the loss of life in what is increasingly mutating from an adventure into an action franchise.

Footage from:
Star Trek (The Original Series – Remastered), The Motion Picture, The Search for Spock, The Voyage Home, The Undiscovered Country, Yesterday’s Enterprise, Encounters at Farpoint, All Good Things, Generations, First Contact, Nemesis, Star Trek (2009), Into Darkness & Broken Bow.

No copyright infringement is intended by this just-for-fun experimental work. All owners are given their credit.

All footage © Paramount Pictures 1966-2013
Music by Jerry Goldsmith
Edit by James FitzRoy

The Death and Birth of the Enterprise

Photography at the Beach

During a hectic video shoot in the scorching sunshine in the depths of the Cypriot countryside, we managed to take a break by the sea to take photos and relax. This was early spring and still rather cool even though Cyprus is in the Med. Even so, we enjoyed a couple of hours to explore, shoot and try not to get (too) wet. All photographs were taken on a Canon EOS 600D with a EOS 7D pictured. A variety of lenses were used during the shoot including a Canon 18-22mm, 50mm Canon F1.4 and stock zoom lenses.

 

The crew of the USS Enterprise have always managed to arrive and depart in style. Represented lovingly here, all the teleports used in the Star Trek movies from 1979’s The Motion Picture to 2013’s Into Darkness.

No copyright infringement is intended by this just-for-fun experimental work. All owners are given their credit.

All footage © Paramount Pictures 1979-2013
Music by Jerry Goldsmith
Edit by James FitzRoy

Arrive & Depart | Star Trek | All The Teleports

We have been working on a new series that we are calling the Movie Rap. To start with, this film is perhaps more a prototype of where we intend to go… See what you think.

Former body-builder-turned-actor-turned-politician-turned-part-time-actor Arnold Schwarzenegger in a rap about air, what more do you need to entertain. Clips taken from one of the most inspirational goldmines for a mashup.

Footage © Carolco Pictures
Music by The Prodigy (The Trick © 1998 XL Recordings)
Edited by James FitzRoy

Give Those People Air