FLESH (2016) – Pre-Production Hell

Sometimes, when you make a film, you are really passionate about the project. Sometimes you get pushed into it. For this film, it is kind of the latter. As the final layers of post-production polish are being applied to the film, I guess it is time to relive the nightmarish pre-production of FLESH.…
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Attack of the Gnomes (2015): Our Triumphant Return to 48 Hour Film Contests

You can watch Attack of the Gnomes here. There is a lot one can get away with when limited in time. Whereas normally an idea would get batted around, considered and then rejected for being too “out there”, in a 48 hour film competition, where time is of the essence, an overly abstract idea can get latched onto and become reality.…
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Footsteps (2014): An opportunity for learning

Footsteps is viewable here. As a young up-and-coming film production company we are constantly in search of ways to prove our talents. Festivals and competitions seem at the moment to be the best ways to get our name out there. “We are Purple Camera Media and we make films.” The intent of Footsteps was to enter the One Shot Movie 2014 competition (see: http://oneshotmovie.co.uk).…
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What If…?: An Adventure in Pointless Punctuation

What If…? is viewable here We started with a simple idea: Waiting for a date. It’s a well-worn concept. Someone nervously awaiting the unknown with their mind creating elaborate fantasies about what will happen next. Our minds do this to comfort us in that whatever happens its never as bad as our worst case scenario.…
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The Wave Machine: Creating a Science Fiction Short in 48 Hours.

Short is viewable here Always up for trying new things, we embarked on a somewhat foolhardy and in hindsight naive attempt to write, shoot and edit a four minute short film complete with various visual effects. It was one of the most exhausting things I’ve ever done. A few pieces of advice.…
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‘Free Muggings’ or trolling the public.

You can check out the short here Taking a recent Daily Mail article to heart we set out to create a faux documentary that would delve into their world of the ‘hugger Muggers’. The original script for Free Muggings was completely absurd, it was not far from the kind of ridiculous comedy shorts we used to make in university.…
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LIVE EVENT FILMING: MISTAKE THAT (TAKE THAT TRIBUTE)

A couple of weekends ago Purple Camera Media was recruited to record a live performance show of a Take That tribute band named ‘Mistake That’; this much like the previous weeks BEX Live, proved to be invaluable experience as the company begins to grasp exactly what is needed from live event filming and was a strong lesson in the importance of lighting!…
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Monochrome Girl (2013)

Click here to view the Monochrome Girl. Throughout our time at University the entity that would become Purple Camera Media entered Virgin Media Shorts three times. Sadly it no longer runs but for its 5 year existence, it was a film-making competition where entrants completed a two minute twenty second film before a July deadline, with emphasis on creativity and originality.…
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