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Ghost Hunters Trailer is here!

Barbara —  November 23, 2014 — 5 Comments


So excited about this!
A trailer for a stage play? Well, yes.
We love making films and the trailer idea is great fun to create and gives a sneak preview of lots of things that actually aren’t in the play at all….
For instance, all the lines ARE from the play, so are the sound effects and music (and the characters, obviously). But, at present we don’t have a ‘set’ to film on, so we used all kinds of other locations to film. Meaning .. you get the idea of the play without seeing any of the locations or sets. I suppose you could see it as all the things the characters do when they aren’t on stage!
More on the play later…
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Sometime last year we decided to film a couple of scenes from Rob Hockley’s play Darkness in the Night as a marketing resource. Then (after we had finished filming of course) we thought .. why not make a movie style trailer instead. So .. after a script, a narrator, a soundtrack and many hours of trying to piece it together from the shots we actually had available, this is the result. I think it’s fair to say that after watching you will probably have no idea what the play is actually about … but it is fun.

Cast:
Dave … Sam Collins
Lily … Flora Harvey
Bob … Liam Stobart
Kate … Alice Gaston
Narrator … Boz Farey

Credits:
Filmed by Jim Rolt
Lighting by Boz Farey
Directed & edited by Barbara Hockley
Trailer script by Rob Hockley
Music by Corin Harper & Rotting Tramp
Photos by Tom Flathers

Filmed at the Conquest Theatre, Bromyard. 2013.

You can read the play on the Offbeat site should you wish…
Read DARKNESS IN THE NIGHT by Rob Hockley

And here we are filming … well, watching telly. Note the all important clipboard.

And here we are filming … well, watching telly. Note the all important clipboard.

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This is Tom’s Introduction to his cunning plan to make a video diary of the production we’re just starting to go alongsise all his photos. Sam Collins is in the hot seat this time! I can see I have a few things to live up to here!

Somebody should paint that stage …..

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I’m just starting to work on Terry Pratchett’s ‘Maskerade’ and photographer Tom Flathers has decided to make video diaries of the process as well as taking his usual great photos! This one of me answering Tom’s questions on a bare stage with some groovy lighting…. Purple and orange go so well together..

Oddly (but not unusual in films) Part 1 is being filmed tomorrow!

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More from Shakespeare Day! This time we leave the land of Macbeth and, back in the real world, tempers are running high. Are the lads about to fight … Romeo and Juliet anyone?

MUSIC CREDIT: Medusa* by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

*Thanks to the anonymous person who reminded me of the title!

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A few years ago we made a film called ‘Shakespeare Day’. A group of people chance upon an event called (spookily) ‘Shakespeare Day’. On entering and playing around with the plastic props and cheesey costumes they start to merge with scenes from Shakespeare (oo-err) depending on their real life situations (the couple who fancy each other end up playing out scenes from Romeo & Juliet for example). So scenes from Shakespeare are linked with the scenes of the group enjoying the outdoor event and we filmed these without sound & put them to the wonderful music of Kevin Macleod from incompetech.com – a fantastic resource of music to accompany films, videos and live performance.
In this clip two of the group emerge from ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ scene to find that one of the lads (who obviously fancies himself as a Shakespearean King) is leading the group in a Tai Chi sequence based on famous lines from various plays … see if you can guess what they are!

MUSIC CREDIT: Ghostpocalypse – 8 Epilog by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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This is the final part of Bugsy Malone – the bit where they kids get really messy! We put this show on in 2009 and afterwards we ended up with a whole heap of costumes and splurge guns. So .. we decided to hire them out to a local school to use in their production soon after ours. Now, a few years on, we have 3 sets of costumes and 3 sets of guns and we hire them out to schools and groups all over the UK & Europe. We do get enquiries from as faraway as the US & Australia, but sadly the time and cost of transporting everything makes it a tad expensive!

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