Posted on 04. May, 2011 by admin in Uncategorized
So, it’s been almost a year since I bought my Canon 550d. But it all started when I was 6. I started making my own little films on the families Canon Cybershot, imitating news reports and making terrible action films. Since then I’ve had small Handycam’s, and up until August of last year, I have had the pleasure of owning a 550d.
Before I settled on the 550d I madly wanted the JVC GY-HM700 and when I realized that was a few thousand too much I set my eyes on it’s little brother, the GY-HM100….before realizing THAT was also far too much money. ANYWAY, I’m glad I got the 550d, and before I knew it I was hooked and was slowly plunging into the deep ocean of DSLR madness.
After purchasing several different lenses, (all very cheap ones) I decided I wanted to share my work and films as much as I can. My Dad has his own blog, Lightonthepage.com (check it out), and he let me share hosting on his account to create CameraDSLR.net. Within a few weeks I had it completed and begun writing blog posts and shooting a short film at least every weekend.
At this point, I had joined Twitter and was surrounded by news and rumours, which a lot is pure bullsh*t, and a lot pure fantastic. *My honest opinion*
Anyway. You now know how I got here. Let me share my opinion on everything.
We all know by now that the DSLR revolution has created a whole new world of options for filmmakers, more so younger + student filmmakers. We can go out and buy an awesome camera that shoots beautiful images for less than 1000 smackers. I sure as hell am making the most of it, and I’m sure anyone who has purchased a DSLR is making the most of it, and before we know it, new products are coming out that will help us kit out these machines to work even better. I personally couldn’t care less about bit rates, or HDMI problems, or any of the vast amount of problems that there is with these camera’s, because until I can afford to fix these problems the only thing I care about is the story. In all my years of ‘doing’ this, the most important thing that I have ever learnt is the fact that beautiful images are useless when combined with a bad story. Everyone should know this by now, and seeing as it’s talked about non-stop by film-makers, I’m sure everyone does know this.
I try my hardest to revolve a film around a good story, and I realize that this is not evident in most of my films I post here. The films I post here are merely my own personal shorts to help me understand what kind of filmmaker I am, and once I have achieved my own style in film making I will slowly progress into making better looking, better sounding and better ‘storied’ films.
I spend 6 hours, 5 days a week in school. In school I learn about things that will literally do nothing to help me gain a career that I want, and as I sit in those classrooms each day I realize more and more that it’s not where I want to be. I want to be outside shooting films.
Yesterday in Religion Class, I had to take part in a quiz that determines whether you’re going to heaven or hell based on how often you tidy your room. If that’s the case, then I’m going to hell, but seriously, what kind of person actually thinks I give a sh*t!?
I just realized I have been ranting on. Let’s rewind.
Right. My dream is to create a film that will make thousands, maybe even millions of people from all around the world go ‘wow’. I want to achieve this before I’m 16. If not 16, then before 18. If you want to help me do this, continue to support me and CameraDSLR.net. Follow me on Twitter @cameradslr (http://twitter NULL.com/#!/camera_dslr), comment below, check out my films on Vimeo (http://vimeo NULL.com/cameradslr), comment on them, and simply just tell me what you think. I don’t care if you criticize the crap out of me, as long as it’s creative criticism and will help me improve then go for it! When I put my films online, I’m always dying to know what people think!
Oh, and if anyone out there is looking for a cinematographer, or an intern, then I would love to work with you! If you’re a company wanting a promotional film done, I can do that! If you’re an event manager, I can come shoot some events! If you’re Philip Bloom or Vincent Laforet or Tom Lowe or…I suppose you get my point. I’m looking for as much experience as possible, so if you wish to hire me for something all you have to do is email me.
My email address is email@example.com.
It’s almost 11 now here in Ireland. I should probably get some sleep so I’m not dead tired for school tomorrow….
If you made it this far, thanks a million,
Some of my films