Video blog tonight!

Tonight I will be uploading a very exciting video to my YouTube ( in which I discuss some of the recent husky filming as well as ‘whatis next’ x look out for it!


Visual Notes on Husky

I think the interesting thing about Husky is that it is visually relaxed, in some ways disrespectful to cinematic visual styles. What I mean is that there is not a focus to produce an amazing looking film; very story driven, yet it doesn’t shy away from tripods and panning, and even the odd tracking shot. In fact its such a load of mess that its semi documentary. It’s about capturing the moment, the connections between characters. So there will be minimalistic sound design, stripping away any need for orchestral accompaniment: guitar strings and single piano keys. But we are also being bold with sound. Using sound design as a way of adding flow to the shots, as used in 90% of my moooovies. Sound will be a BIG focus, simply because the on-set focus was always the actors, not the camera. This didn’t come because we didn’t care, simply because we weren’t shooting on RED, and it takes a long time to shoot properly with a DSLR. Now don’t get me wrong again, we took our time with this film, a lot of planning, and a lot of time on set, and I cannot ignore that I am not regretful of the fact that I had no DOP. But then again I haven’t before. I had to compare the visual style, I would say ‘The Wrestler’ on steroids. The steroids give it cinematic colouring; why? Because raw look crap! We still going to polish our turd. And hopefully people will enjoy its smell and the story it has to tell.

Vinny on bench

Careless Time…

Last few weeks i have been helping out my good friend MR Faux with his Multimedia- Company Careless People.

My biggest involvement has been producing a few videos (including the intro video) such as the acoustic original attached.

The project is growing strong, with a big focus on clothing and music. Josh also offers his design talents to produce logo’s and website designs.

We have also been getting loads of upcoming local talent such as JoeB1 and Skripture.

I’d love to sit here and tell you every detail, but i think that Careless really speaks for itself so go ahead and check out the facebook page:

Be sure to ‘Like’ the page and drop your comments, maybe even buy a T-Shirt…


Dan Allen