06 February, 2008

Stay on target..

Last Saturday I had a screening of One Day Removals, at the custom facility in Stirton Towers. It was a mostly complete edit, but before sound balancing and grading, so it gave me a pretty good idea of what the finished work will look like. Based on that I'd say it's already hundreds of times better than the previous movie 'The Planet,' and a well told and produced drama to boot. It's also a very Scottish move, without tartan and haggases (haggasusses?) and the story should appeal to a broad audience.

It's very bleedy too.. there's heaps of bleed in this one, and acting, excellent work from the leads. It's more of a docu drama/drama/comedy now, than just a black comedy. Well done to all at Stirton towers (and that writer/director etc. chap) for getting a film out of this standard on a tight budget and a camera that has the worst viewfinder in the world. HD is very sharp and heaps better for projecting, so lots of digibeta copies will be attacking festivals soon.

I'm currently working on the media pack to sell the film, so I thought I'd put some design work up. Here's 2 versions of the dvd cover, I may end up with a mixture of both but I thought I'd let you folks see them first.

Thanks again to Mark Wyness for all his great photos during the filming.


15 comments:

Story Quine said...

Like the second one best! Canna wait for the official launch.

allen said...

I like the second one except for the words over the image. They have such great expressions and poses it's a shame to have the words there. But the rest looks great. Can't wait to see it!

Anonymous said...

That's a good idea, take the title off.

mark stirton said...

So we've ruled out the possibility of it just being me with no clothes on?

Michael G Clark said...

Mark, I'm still open to suggestions.

Oh, that sounded too Captain Jack.

Thanks for the comments folks, I'll bear them in mind.

Lauren Reeser said...

Hiya! I like the cover with the black on back. The image is cool too, but you run the risk of the text being too hard to read. My vote is for the black back :-)

allen said...

No...not the title on the front. I'm talking about the image on the back of the package. Sheesh. I thought that was rather obvious.

allen said...

Yeah...Lauren said what I meant but did it more eloquently.

And Mark...very brave of you to bare it all for the movie. Very brave indeed. :)

mark stirton said...

And we'd sell more copies! Er,um to chubby chasing homosexuals.

Michael G Clark said...

Thats our market now? Are we talking about Graham?

Andrew Glazebrook said...

As a person who bought The Planet and loved it I can't wait to see this !! Love those DVD covers !!! I hope after this we get The Planet 2:Electric Boogaloo though !? :)

mark stirton said...

Well we are going back to fantasy next, but it'll be very different from The Planet. Better I hope. With lots of effects, fighting, guns and drums.

You're gonna love it!

allen said...

Can't wait!

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Hang on, you said with lots of effects, fighting, guns and drums...where the hell are the amazon women in fur bikini's ?!?!

Michael G Clark said...

Amazon women - I must look them up. Or look up them, can never remember which.