VFX Work Updates, Films on Amazon, More

Various updates from the past month or two, in aggregate, lots of things have happened.

I offer VFX Supervision services for film and television and recently worked with Director Michael Gilhooly, DOP David Wright and Good Shout on the film “The Listener” starring Dame Harriet Walter and Guy Henry among others. Much more information to come.

The short film GotGot by Director Dionne Edwards which I was VFX Artist on was shortlisted by ShootingPeople for Film Of The Month with 96 votes. One comment commends excellent use of “sfx”. I’m not sure if that means sound or the visual effects work but at least nobody noticed any defiencies in VFX which means I did my job of adding invisible VFX properly! Next time we will win.

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On the IndieFlix website who show my own films behind a paywall, my short film Collision, about Jupiter hitting Earth, is now the 18th most viewed “Horror” on @IndieFlix. 93% average viewer rating also. I encourage people to view all of my own film projects on IndieFlix – they have taken all of my Directed content so far.

collisionAlso of note, my Directing debut, Milk Paton: The Motion Picture(s) is now on Amazon in various formats. The films have been out for some time now, this is a delayed bucket list thing really! Click here to see it on Amazon VOD or Amazon DVD.

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No pictures for this one, but the feature film Scopia Produced by Steven Flynn and Directed by Christopher Butler premiered in Oxford Circus to cast/crew. Again, my role in the production was VFX. I had a positive reaction to the film…I am certain it’s going to be big and will get picked up when it does the film circuit.

Finally, in July/August last year I announced I was coming on board to Produce a short film called Ghost Puncher: Fistageddon. Predictably, I am also Animation Director and the action/comedy will be my feature film debut (animated and live action). Check out a character sheet below featuring the male and female lead. The film is being written by Amaury Bigeard, Corey Milne and myself.

Bjrz5MECQAAvY33Finally, I was invited (it’s invite only right now) to take part on Envato’s Microlancer website with my logo animation services, a niche in which I have worked for a long time. My Envato profile. See it here. It’s early days but I am hoping to expand upon my animation services and experience in order to raise new funds for own my film projects.

Matters of Size – New Short Film

An experimental short film starring Alan Wallace, Corey Milne, Paul Russell and others in which objects and creatures are not their normal size. I had help with some rotoscoping from Keith Ard and Dan Corrales.

The film uses trick photography as much as possible. As with most projects, there is a lot of room for improvement but I think the final film is amusing enough! Thank you for checking it out.

Matters of Size | John Andrew Cameron from John Andrew Cameron on Vimeo.

Who Has An Ace – New Short Film

I recently directed & shot a short film at White Room Studios, produced by Alan Wallace and starring Adelina Hristova, Alan Wallace, Sean Hynes, Tom Hanson-Kahn and Michelle Nyberg. The film focuses on a high stakes poker game. A smokey, “grainy” look was chosen for the film and a cheesy 80s soundtrack brought some of the action to life. Despite some sound deficiences and a few lighting/grading niggles I achieved my objectives for the project. Check it out below.

Who Has An Ace | John Andrew Cameron from John Andrew Cameron on Vimeo.

3 New IMDB Credits as Director + TV Appearance

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Today I earned three new credits as director on IMDB (plus three pending writer credits). You can view them here! These came as the three films were picked up for distribution; check them out here on my site under the “my own film work” section.

In addition, a film I worked on earlier in the year will feature on BBC 2 (Scotland) as part of the Landward segment. Broadcast date is Friday 18th October from 7pm.

PlayStation Themed Mini Project

For fun, I made this short PlayStation themed mini advert (?) cut to music. I created the visuals using a UV light with a blue gel placed on a rowing machine, which I moved backwards and forewards, catching the paintwork on the console in interesting ways. For one shot, the camera took it’s place – the rowing machine taking on the job of a dolly track. I did very little with the colours; the only grading performed was to bring the blacks up in order to crush some of the unwanted detail on the table cloth underneath the console and controller…

Overall, this was an enjoyable mini project. It took 6 hours to complete. I aim to learn more about Cinematography in order to become more employable in the role.

Playstation Ad from John Andrew Cameron on Vimeo.

Star Trek Mini Project

I had a few hours spare over the past week or so. I threw together this Star Trek fan film which takes the form of a fake advert for a position aboard the Enterprise-D. Functional 3D was done using Element 3D by VideoCoPilot. Meshes were obtained from trekmeshes.ch. Voiceover by Mariah Sinclair. This video is based on Star Trek franchise, copyright Paramount. Please see notice at the end of the video.

This was a great learning project, you can see the video below the screenshots below.

NOTE: You can support the restoration of the Enterprise D bridge here.

Screenshot from a short film by John Andrew Cameron

Screenshot from a short film by John Andrew Cameron

Screenshot from a short film by John Andrew Cameron

Screenshot from a short film by John Andrew Cameron

Screenshot from a short film by John Andrew Cameron

Screenshot from a short film by John Andrew Cameron

Screenshot from a short film by John Andrew Cameron

Screenshot from a short film by John Andrew Cameron

Screenshot from a short film by John Andrew Cameron

Screenshot from a short film by John Andrew Cameron

Screenshot from a short film by John Andrew Cameron

Screenshot from a short film by John Andrew Cameron

Screenshot from a short film by John Andrew Cameron

Screenshot from a short film by John Andrew Cameron

Screenshot from a short film by John Andrew Cameron

Screenshot from a short film by John Andrew Cameron

Screenshot from a short film by John Andrew Cameron

Screenshot from a short film by John Andrew Cameron

And, the film itself…

Star Trek Fan Film, Faux Advert | John Andrew Cameron from John Andrew Cameron on Vimeo.

Announcing New Producing Project

I’ve undertaken a new project as Producer & all round show runner – an animated action/comedy short called Ghost Puncher. The project is being developed from a concept and early script by Amaury Bigeard. Aiming to wrap it up before 2013 is over…

For now, a title card has been created…More information to follow!

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