Moving Districts 2011

The official Tumblr page of the Moving Districts workshop in Budapest, 2011.

April 2, 2011 6:02 pm
Here you can see kinda how the last frame in our film was supposed to be… we took a special trip to Margaret Island to get a shot there, which we ended up not using. that time could’ve been spent so well on the other locations :) but that’s the way it works.
-Anton, RED team

Here you can see kinda how the last frame in our film was supposed to be… we took a special trip to Margaret Island to get a shot there, which we ended up not using. that time could’ve been spent so well on the other locations :) but that’s the way it works.

-Anton, RED team

March 31, 2011 1:40 am
12:15 am

Back to France …

12:05 am

White Team

March 30, 2011 10:25 pm

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Heres the initial edit (created for the screening) from the project. Consider this a working draft. More music and far more editing and post production such as colour grading to come!

Thanks to all those that helped and keep your eyes peeled for the full version in around a months time!

—Green Team

6:35 pm

Behind the Scenes…

The incredible Roza applies makeup to the very patient Lambert…

—Green Team

6:30 pm

Behind the Scenes…

Shot on my Harinezumi, although not all by me…

— Green Team

March 29, 2011 12:58 am
Moving Districts: Heading for Home
So quickly the end drew near. The last few posts have been few and far between as the deadline drew nearer. The finale quickly leap upon us, stealing our spare time and digesting patience like a carinvour. The group seperated, finding the devision of labour tricky to handle but eventually we organised things with some late nights and passionate speeches. 

The final moments ticked past and we had a completed film. The effort was worth it. We were content, as much as can be for a shared vision. A lot of soul was invested but a first cut was ready for the public. Differences were instantly thrown aside, love was felt and the screening began. With a few little hiccups, much was forgotten. Actors reunited and smiles beamed from faces. The projection ran well and the public seemed intrigued. The projection looked incredibe with some amazing textures from Calman in photoshop. 

Almost as quickly as it began, it was over and the celebrations began. The projections became VJ screens, the DJ cranked it up and we left the screening room to enjoy one anothers company for one final time.

Keep an eye on the blog and we will post the last images, notes and most importantly drafts of the film! STAY ON BOARD!

So i want to say a huge thank you to all who made the trip possble. Sari and Bogi for organising and giving us the best program ever as well as keeping us togtehr when things fell apart. To Encounters Film Festival for helping out the brits in dire need and funding our amazing trip. To our Hungarian guides for leading us through the city to all the best locations and drinking holes and making us a little more understood. To all the readers and supporters of the project who have been watching our content (keep doing so and add the artists for more information!)

And finally to our new found friends. The project was made by the people involved. It was incredible working with everyone and meeting such interesting characters. From the artistic to the passionate we found new friends and contacts that i’m sure will continue long after the project is lost in the internets void. Its the other filmmakers and artists that have cheered one another up, lend a hand with a lens change over or give a pat on the back when an edit looked good (or ropey!). These cool guys have made the rip worthwhile otherwise we never would have bothered staying up till 5am chatting or put soo many hours into our edits or given a damn about a bit of light on the wall. 

So thanks Moving Districts for the opportunity and thanks for lasting memories and new found skills. If you need anything else, give us a call because these people are worth keeping an eye on! See you in Poland/Iceland/England/France/Where ever our pocket money can take us next!


—Green Team, Benji
www.dreamtank.tumblr.com (if you liked this, you’ll love more right?)
http://www.vimeo.com/user3746782

Moving Districts: Heading for Home

So quickly the end drew near. The last few posts have been few and far between as the deadline drew nearer. The finale quickly leap upon us, stealing our spare time and digesting patience like a carinvour. The group seperated, finding the devision of labour tricky to handle but eventually we organised things with some late nights and passionate speeches. 

The final moments ticked past and we had a completed film. The effort was worth it. We were content, as much as can be for a shared vision. A lot of soul was invested but a first cut was ready for the public. Differences were instantly thrown aside, love was felt and the screening began. With a few little hiccups, much was forgotten. Actors reunited and smiles beamed from faces. The projection ran well and the public seemed intrigued. The projection looked incredibe with some amazing textures from Calman in photoshop. 

Almost as quickly as it began, it was over and the celebrations began. The projections became VJ screens, the DJ cranked it up and we left the screening room to enjoy one anothers company for one final time.

Keep an eye on the blog and we will post the last images, notes and most importantly drafts of the film! STAY ON BOARD!

So i want to say a huge thank you to all who made the trip possble. Sari and Bogi for organising and giving us the best program ever as well as keeping us togtehr when things fell apart. To Encounters Film Festival for helping out the brits in dire need and funding our amazing trip. To our Hungarian guides for leading us through the city to all the best locations and drinking holes and making us a little more understood. To all the readers and supporters of the project who have been watching our content (keep doing so and add the artists for more information!)

And finally to our new found friends. The project was made by the people involved. It was incredible working with everyone and meeting such interesting characters. From the artistic to the passionate we found new friends and contacts that i’m sure will continue long after the project is lost in the internets void. Its the other filmmakers and artists that have cheered one another up, lend a hand with a lens change over or give a pat on the back when an edit looked good (or ropey!). These cool guys have made the rip worthwhile otherwise we never would have bothered staying up till 5am chatting or put soo many hours into our edits or given a damn about a bit of light on the wall. 

So thanks Moving Districts for the opportunity and thanks for lasting memories and new found skills. If you need anything else, give us a call because these people are worth keeping an eye on! See you in Poland/Iceland/England/France/Where ever our pocket money can take us next!

—Green Team, Benji

www.dreamtank.tumblr.com (if you liked this, you’ll love more right?)

http://www.vimeo.com/user3746782

March 26, 2011 5:16 pm

Freelensing a fisheye over my Harinezumi to track a plane beside the microsoft building.

—Benji, Green Team

4:05 pm
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Vincent from the UK snoring on the bunk beneath me. Listening to headphones at night with his ipod on shuffle. His snoring would decrease as the music got louder and could be heard around the room and increase as the hip-hop and urban flavours subsided, just to keep a constant level of noise. The whole room were laughing.

Bless.

—Benji, Green Team

3:31 pm March 25, 2011 6:20 pm
4:37 pm
Romani Musician’s House
—Roza Camera - Green Team

Romani Musician’s House

—Roza Camera - Green Team

4:34 pm

Filmmaking in a Foreign Language

The shared filmmaking experience is something that is always tricky. This week we have been thrust into an intense filmmaking with a shared conscious but the interesting and unique element is the language diversity.

 

Each group has four members from four different countries speaking everything from Hungarian to Polish. It can quickly make one feel humble to realise the simplicity of speaking a largely universal language. Unsurprisingly everyone speaks very good English but it is not often that one has to discuss premise, continuity or definition in Hungarian.

 

Earlier in the week we experienced the difficulty in interviewing through a translator. It was tricky with no preparation and there was a lot of group silence. We quickly learnt the strength of good visual communication and getting questions to the point (which was tricky on a subject such as the alienation of the Romani gypsy society)

 

The mix of cultures has proven to be incredibly beneficial and bonds have been made that would form differently at home. The sharing of showreels and personal work has happened slowly over time (and wine drinking) and really is a laid back approach to networking. Getting a feel for a French directors film or for a Polish painters style has introduced us to people who we normally wouldn’t have contact with but also work in a style we are unfamiliar with.

 

Trading ideas and thoughts about previous work has really expanded my mind. It is clear that education is important in film and a constant moving horizon is required to stay ahead of the curve. When watching what one member described as a small scale, typical student indie film, I was amazed. The film was filled with jump cuts, long takes and confidant use of space. The film simply could no have been made in England, nor by me as I have been programmed with typical mainstream cinema. Through experiences like this, I hope we can educate one another on style and perhaps we can learn new skills.

 

Overall the collaborative film experience has lead to connection. Addy has experienced working with a partner who connects with her creatively and commented that it was such a shame that our worlds are so far apart. It is incredible to find someone from another culture who can visualise in the same way as yourself but the potential beyond this is important.

 

From connecting between countries we have added friends to our contacts pool in locations which we perhaps may have never dreamed of visiting. Iceland for example has a very dynamic film industry with high production values but a low amount of media students clambering for places. This in turn seems to lead to bewildering places from a British perspective but it is the same all over.

 

Perhaps a world trip is in order to meet our new friends and see what they get up to when they aren’t shooting cross dressers/the suicidal/glue sniffing dwarves.

(That’s really what we have shot)

—Benji - Team Green

 

4:32 pm

Missing our Shooting pics?

Enjoy!

—Green Team