// www.chrisgavin.com: May 2006

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Noodling

Readers might spot that the www.chrisgavin.com site has been subject to further noodling about. Now that the 'Poematic' section also plays movies sometimes, it made sense to me to retitle the whole thing as 'The Randomizer'. The word 'Poematic' now only applies to the randomly generated texts that appear from time to time. In the tidying-up process, I've added a few more video clips into the mix, including 4 extracts from the film Evo. (The first time any of this film has made onto the web.) I've also included a few other extracts from various tests and projects, all in a bid to cut down the chances of content repetition...

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Evo World Tour Dates

I've sent out preview copies of Evo now to many festivals. Entering for festivals is a lot easier nowadays than it was when I was last doing this. I'll come back to update this list from time to time.
The campaign so far...
FESTIVALCOUNTRYDATESSTATUS
2006
OneDotZero_10
London
UKJun10
screened
première
Rushes
Soho Shorts
UKJul29
Aug04
screened
comp. shortlisted
London International
Animation Fest.
UKAug26
screened
Brit. panorama
Bristol Encounters
Short Film Fest.
UKNov21
Nov26
screened
BestofBrit.1
2007

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Evo is Out

I consider the short film Evo to be 'finished' now. On Friday I made the first output to Digibeta tape and a DVD version too. These went straight to the Rushes Soho Short Film Festival office probably arriving within minutes of the festival submissions deadline. This is the first time in over ten years that I've sent a short out into the world, it'll be interesting to see if this gets picked up for some screenings.
Dave Daniels at Tandem helped me a lot at the last moment, getting the DVD packaging together conforming to the Tandem style, and also dashing off to the festival office in Soho. Thanks also to Mike Bell (producer at Tandem) for OK-ing Evo to be released under the Tandem banner.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Evo Release Soon

I'm daring to consider that the short film 'evo' is ready to show. I've spent the small hours of the last few weeks tweaking the picture and making fixes etc. The running time now with titles and credits (very few) is 2 minutes 30 seconds.
I've gone back into the Cubasis files now and optimized the music track to fit the picture and added library sound effects during the last few sessions.
I've been using www.sounddogs.com an online audio library to source my effects and a great service that is too.
I'll show the film this week to my colleagues at Tandem and if I'm happy enough with it, make a Digibeta master and DVD copies etc. I'd like to enter this for the Rushes Soho Shorts Festival, the deadline for entries is this Friday (05/05/06).