Tuesday, September 13, 2016

This will sadly be my last post on Blogger. With so many Social Media platforms available out there, the competition is fierce. Blogger was once the number one platform for blogging, but unlike Wordpress, it never really evolved. So I have decided it is time to reduce the number of platforms I use, in order to effectively manage my postings.

You can find all these and future posts on my Tumblr page: http://delfilm.tumblr.com/

Thank you Blogger for helping me express myself for all these years!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Join the Adventure and save Henry Bramble!

Help us to finish the vfx for our enchanting short film and in return we'll let you loose yourself in Henry's infectious imagination as you slip away to Minoitaniga on an incredible family adventure!

Find out why Henry's mother abandoned him with his estranged Uncle, Where Raygo Rattlegum comes from and why his Chumnink tribe need Henry's help. Uncover the truth about the terrifying Voydarkatrons and come face-to-face with Maliglut, the mysterious demon intent on destroying Henry's imagination!

Choose from a selection of exclusive perks that include the opportunity to read the latest draft of the expanded feature-length version of our heart-warming family fantasy short!

Alternatively attend a live reading of the feature-length screenplay on the London stage with professional actors AND then give us YOUR feedback.

Join the adventure and support our #‎Indiegogo Campaign to help save #‎HenryBramble at: http://igg.me/at/infectious-imagination

Friday, July 24, 2015

New Trailer for Henry Bramble

I have just edited a new trailer for my long awaited short film The Infectious Imagination Of Henry Bramble. It's pretty much the same as the last cut, except instead of generic stock titles created on i-move, I have created an original and more fitting title background that reflects the films theme of imagination. 

The concept behind it was for the audience to feel like they are travelling through Henry's mind, where electrical signals are connecting to different parts of the brain, sparking creative and imaginative ideas. I overlaid two semi-transparent i-stock video test samples, added a Gaussian blur so that the watermarks disappeared on them and then graded the colour and contrast it to look deep red and orange.

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Thursday, October 02, 2014

Why you should use SLIME in your films!

Get a sneak peek behind the scenes of Derek Boyes' long awaited spellbinding fantasy short film - The Infectious Imagination Of Henry Bramble.

This is the first of many EPK videos documenting the making of this enchanting little film, designed to entertain and inform, building curiosity and awareness before it hits film festivals early next year.

So if you like what you see, then please share it with anyone you know in the film and television industry who may be looking for fresh new directing talent!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Derek's first ever 16mm film finally restored and remastered for it's 20th anniversary.

This is the Indiegogo financed 20th anniversary digitally remastered version of Derek Boyes' legendary 1993 fantasy epic DRAKKON, an ambitious short film shot on location in West Burton and Harrogate, North Yorkshire over six days in July by a rebel crew of 16 students and one crazy Media Production tutor. It was Derek Boyes' first 16mm film.

The original negative has been digitally scanned at 2K to produce a cropped 16:9 1080p HD image. To find out more about the film's history and its near fatal production, visit our Facebook page where you will find an array of behind the scenes anecdotes, stills and video content, including 20th anniversary content: www.facebook.com/drakkon20th

Monday, August 25, 2014

Derek Boyes' #IceBucketChallenge

As Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams has done it for ALS, I'm doing it for Macmillan cancer support. Here as promised is my #IceBucketChallenge. I was nominated by Eric Moore and I am now nominating Tom Bill and Ritchie Wilkinson! Good luck boys! Text ICE to 70550 to give £3 to Macmillan (Wimp out and text FINE to 70550 to give £10 instead).

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Why George Lucas Hated The Cantina Scene In Star Wars

This is a black and white work print of an early 'cantina scene' edit from Star Wars (before the USA re-shoot). Not only is Han living up to his scoundrel reputation by chatting up a chick, we also get to see some decidedly dodgy alien masks (which explains why George Lucas was never originally happy with this scene). Not only that, but you get to hear some wonderful pre-dubbed east-end London actor's voices playing the barman and Greedo. - Best behind-the-scenes footage I've seen in ages!