Monday, 27 April 2009

The Month Of May

We're not quite in the month of May but it already looks set to be one of lots of works and lots of fun! There are projects rolling in and finished work rolling out! Black Jay Films is currently in talks with Fraser Ayres (writer of 'Maynard') to shoot a promotional documentary in May. As with every possible job we get excited about the prospect of working with fantastic talent!
On the 1st May will be attending 'Them' but just to party! We filmed there event at Rhythm Factory so if you like dubstep you should come! the details are here !
Black Jay Films is not impressed that the sun has disappeared and rain has replaced him!

Black Jay

Friday, 24 April 2009

The Lino Sessions

LIttle bit of moving image for you guys today! i thought i would spoil you with the trailer from The Lino Sessions! its a documentary we are shooting about bboys in the uk! Not a big blog because i'm blogging on the go from the Illustrators Lounge Studio.

Black Jay

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Brian Clarke Clothing

Black jay films has been commissioned to produce two commercials for Brain Clarke Clothing. One is about the production of their shoes by Grenson and the other is a short fashion narrative.
We're shooting the first one this Friday at their factory in Northampton.

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Homeless: London

A depressing picture but its one that can be seen regularly in the streets of London.

For a long time I've wanted to do a documentary about London's homeless community and finally I've set the wheels turning by contacting The Passage which is a charity based in Victoria providing support for the homeless.

I'm just waiting for a reply from them and hopefully I can start documenting the homeless with their charity as foundation to build from.

I'm really excited about this documentary because it's something which I've been thinking bout for a long time. Fingers crossed. I'll keep you in the know about what kind of progress we're making on this one!

Black Jay

Monday, 20 April 2009

Iain Woods Music Video

This is the little gem I promised you! Its a screen grab from a music video I'm editing at the moment. We shot it a few weeks ago in a secret location!

This still is from the raw files so we haven't done anything with it yet. We're planning to desaturate it all and throw in loads of effects for good measure.

You can have a little listen to some of Iain Woods music here! The track that the video is for is called 1994. its great as is all his other work!

When it's finished I'll give you the exclusive right here on the Black Jay Films blog!

That's todays blog done and dusted folks i'll be back tomorrow with some info on a documentary idea that I'm researching!

Black Jay Films

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Shades Of The City

So i'm a little impatient and I couldn't wait until tomorrow to put my second post up and tell you about one of my projects called Shades of the City! Its a short film about a young girl who, after an argument with her parents, runs away from home. On her journey she encounters strange and wonderful people who communicate through dance.
The best thing about this project is I get to collaborate with one of the best up and coming choreographers in the business Leila McMillan.
Over the next couple of weeks I'll be cutting together a excerpt of Shades of the City for the Cloud Dance Festival! It's definitely worth checking out if you like dancing and watching films at the same time!
The full film should be finished at the end of the summer (roughly August time I reckon).
I'll give you another little gem tomorrow I promise, but for now its time to travel to the land of dreams.

Black Jay

The Introductions

Welcome to Black Jay Films Celluloid Thoughts!
I'll start with the simple stuff. We make films. All sort of films. Documentaries, music videos, promos, short films, etc.
I'm the founder/head honcho of Black Jay Films and I'm the film director. We have plenty crew members I'll let you know about them all in future posts! Exciting stuff!
Bit by bit I'll post more content up so you guys can get a look at what we're doing and maybe get involved!
In the next post I'll give you the inside scoop on some of the stuff we're currently working on! I know I know I can't wait either!

Black Jay