18 October

How many people does it take to operate a camera?

In this case six, although possibly the one woman is doing all the work. Back in the fifties it took an army of professionals to go on a shoot. Nowadays one person can be expected to operate camera, lights and sound. If unprepared it is a daunting task, but it’s what a lot of you […]

18 July

How to find a great video production company

Some of you may think it’s child’s play. And for the armchair directors amongst you that’s possibly true. But if you’re finding your feet in the film world here are a few key things to look for when outsourcing a high quality video production company. 1. What’s my goal? Before your search begins, try to […]

4 July

The power of great story-telling

Warning – this blog contains gushing words from a father with a two-year-old daughter… A neighbour just emailed me a link to the current VW advert on YouTube, with the email subject ‘tear-jerker’. Naturally, I downed tools and watched it. And guess what? I was welling up pretty much straight away. Some of you may […]

22 June

A Japanese Extravaganza

Tonight sees the start of Brighton Japan 2012. And what a festival it is! A variety of communities and venues throughout Brighton have collaborated to celebrate Japanese culture through film, music, performances, workshops, traditional food and much more. Since its birth in 2008, the festival has grown to become the largest annual Japanese cultural festival […]

18 January

Online Video Workshop

Larchmont Films Online Video Workshop Just before Christmas 2011 we ran a very successful online video workshop at the central Brighton coworking space The Skiff. The aim of the event was to provide a set of sound principles applicable to all kinds of video production. What follows is a precis of our top tips from the […]

4 April

The Canon 5D

Larchmont Films has just finished its first shoot for a client using a Canon 5D. The picture quality is truly amazing, and one of the great benefits is that you can create a really shallow depth of field, so the pictures have quite a ‘filmic’ look. In terms of workflow as I work with the […]