Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Step2CollaboTV

During the summer, I shot a little piece to camera on my own, at the Carman reservoir, I was a short reflection on what I have been doing for the last couple of years, and I thought it would be a cool thing to look back on some day. THEN, I see this ad on Twitter, which was looking for short films about Something Special, and I thinks to myself, 'maybe I should upload 'Reflect', so I did, and what do you know, it went straight into the feature page at the Step2CollaboTV site, well chuffed.

So in summery for this week

'Shooter' has had a wonderful journey in Salem and just finished screening for 4 days at the Salem Film Festival, Oregon, Results on Saturday 24th Oct 2010

I created an ad for Chevrolet, on the Mofilm.com Ad competition site, very excited as it has been short-listed to the final.

I also created an ad for TEEB, no results as yet

And of course, the Step2 competition.

So I have 3 films working, and with an exhibition on the 28th Oct, 'Shooter' will be screening at The Impressions Gallery, Bradford.

Couldn't be happier.

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Advertising

A few weeks ago I created a short advertising campaign for Mofilm.com, the Rome section, Chevrolet car ad. And well, I was so busy doing other things that I kind of forgot about it, and today in my emails, I find an important message, saying, YOU HAVE BEEN SHORT LISTED.
Oh my, what an amazing surprise, and feels like a real breakthrough.

I will write more on this subject when I fully understand what has just happened:)

Night

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Making film

I never sicken of making film, it has always been in my blood, whether a stage play or writing short stories, shooting pictures with any old camera, to make stories.

Now I produce films with the technologies to hand, and yet, at this time in my life, I am even more driven to create things that people have never seen before.

Whether it is making films for local companies , or even local Government and Museums, Singers, Sirens and Silent Heores got to page 2, then click on Singers, Sirens and Silent Heroes, there are 20 short interviews that were all created by Ronnie B Goodwin in 2009.
In August 2010, I created a short piece with Philip Barlow, called the Scotland Week Estonia 2010, featuring Alex Salmond talking about the links between our now independent countries, you can see it here, the password is ronniebgoodwin no spaces, no capitals, OK.

I also created a short promo for Carman Fisheries, in exchange, I get to shoot my next project on the beautiful little loch. Goosh provided a quality short piece of music for the film. This is where I made 'Reflect', which has generated some interest from a producer who shall remain nameless.

'Reflect' was a short film I made one day sitting in a boat at Carman reservoir and Fishery, I had already created the intro for another project called 'Sometimes', and it is still on the table, just need to raise awareness and cash to make it happen. Other short wildlife sequences in the Reflect piece, were shot during the summer.

Documenting some of my families moments is also very important to me, so I filmed my sister and mother, with close friends at a couple of horse shows, just brief records of her amazing accomplishments. The Royal Highland Show and Strathallan Show.

And with the success of 'Shooter', and all the festival recognition, it is starting to bear fruits. With 4 screening next week at the Salem Film Festival, a radio broadcast at Heartland Radio on the 11th November, 3 exhibitions in the South and 2 distribution deals in the USA. I really cannot grumble.

You may be saying to yourself, that is a lot of self publicising you are doing Ronnie, and you are right And having access to the internet allows you to administer as much time as you can spend on publicity, use it wisely.

So, what am I saying in this post? If you really want to do it in you're business, then you have to get your finger out, and get on with it. It wont be over night, it wont be smooth, but you will have a lot of material that you can look back on, and say, I did that...

'Shooter' is available to view on request, email ronniegoodwin@hotmail.com and mention that you read my blog, thanks

Saturday, 9 October 2010

'Shooter' trailer

the 'Shooter' trailer is available here


video

The full length film can be purchased form Indieflix.com, and is also distributed by Shorts International