No, you are in the right place. You haven’t clicked on the wrong the site. GlendynIvin.com is now Hoaxville.com.
Why the change…? Well I originally grabbed www.GlendynIvin.com as a URL for the obvious reasons, mostly cos, like, it’s my name and it seemed the right thing to do at the time. But for some reason the idea of publishing blog content under my name never really felt right. HOAXVILLE feels to me more like a destination, a place you can ‘visit’. Under this new banner my plan is to post more often on a slightly wider range of things. HOAXVILLE will still be my process diary and a place to dump the things that have caught my eye or inspired me. But HOAXVILLE feels a little broader, a place than can grow and slowly manifest into something bigger. Lets see how it goes.
In migrating all the content from the old site to here alot of the formating has gone. I’ve gone through and fixed the last page or so of posts, but the nature of blogs feel like they should exist in the here and now. So from now on I’m loving the freedom WordPress has given me over Blogger. Bigger pictures, better layouts and total control, well as much control as my crummy html skills provide me with.
A quick link to a great interview conducted by Phillip Bloom with Greg Yaitanes, Executive Producer and Director of US TV show House. Which has just shot it’s entire season finale on the 5Dmk2.
The interview is about an hour long and goes into quite alot of detail into the whys and hows of shooting one of the most popular TV shows in the world on sub $3000 DSLR camera. To shoot with the 5D (and the cameras that will soon follow) is no longer a decision and discussion based around budget, but one about creativity, control and creating a working process that most filmmakers have been dreaming of. Myself included.
I have never watched House, but I’ll be certainly sitting down in front of the TV to watch this ep.
I’m totally amazed by the music video below. Over 8 minutes long and beautifully shot on the Canon 7D. Have a look at it, it’s stunning. And it was shot with a CREW OF TWO people. One being the singer! On a camera you can buy for around $1500. Epic!
Small crews, small cameras. Less fuss, less logistics, freeing you up for so much more actual film making! I find this kind of thing totally inspiring for so many reasons. Some of which I’ll go into more detail when I post the ‘Sound Maker’ film here (hopefully in the next week or so…)
Along with the minimal fuss approach to the filming, what these guys have done so well is choose great (public) locations, that are already lit and look great. This is where the Canon 7D / 5D’s excel, in low light. So not having to use expensive film lights, opens up the possibilities, everything out in there in the perfectly lit city is ready and waiting to be utilised and pre-lit location. That said, the sequences shot in the snowy / foggy forest are equally amazing!
Here is a brief ‘making of’ the ‘Break My Soul’ video. And a few more details here.
The ‘sound maker’ film I just shot in Philadelphia is almost finished. Just a few more tweaks and couple of days of post. I’m not sure when I’ll be able to post the finished film here, but I’ll put it up ASAP. It’s been a fast and furious edit, but I’m very happy with the way it’s come together.
Here are some random frames I picked up from the cutting room floor…