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Hi there, I'm David. I'm a Writer/Director currently based in Geneva. My goal is to keep a blog containing both personal and professional views relating to Film. Stick around if you like what i write!

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    Suit Up & Shoot!
I shot a double 50th birthday last week that was being hosted in Geneva’s luxurious Grand Hotel Kempinski. I shot the majority of the evening with my Nikon 50mm f1.8 nikkor prime, and a few wides using the 7D’s kit 18-135mm lens. The whole party was for two Ghanaian sisters turning 50, so the footage was complimented with an arsenal of gorgeous dresses and wild colourful arrangements. 
Once the edit’s complete I may upload a sample of it here to show just how much the Cinestyle colour profile on the 7D can save your life in low light! 

    Suit Up & Shoot!

    I shot a double 50th birthday last week that was being hosted in Geneva’s luxurious Grand Hotel Kempinski. I shot the majority of the evening with my Nikon 50mm f1.8 nikkor prime, and a few wides using the 7D’s kit 18-135mm lens. The whole party was for two Ghanaian sisters turning 50, so the footage was complimented with an arsenal of gorgeous dresses and wild colourful arrangements. 

    Once the edit’s complete I may upload a sample of it here to show just how much the Cinestyle colour profile on the 7D can save your life in low light! 

    — 2 years ago with 2 notes

    Saponejo - Everything You Know

    I filmed half of this music video for a mate of mine. His band Saponejo are based in Chile, but the singer/lead guitarist lives in Switzerland, so to film the video I had to film him jamming alone in the dark room, and then on the other side of the world his band mates got this footage and filmed themselves playing too, the lot was then edited and colour graded to look like they were all together as much as possible. 

    I filmed all of the shots with Nick, the singer / lead guitarist using a combination of a Canon 7D with a Nikon Nikkor 50mm f1.8 prime, and Canon’s kit 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 lens, as well as a GoPro Hero HD for the guitar solo which I had stuck on the guitar itself. 

    The end result is pretty cool considering no budget was put into this, and the backing track was played through a phone whilst filming! 

    Check it out, let me know what you think!

    — 2 years ago with 2 notes
    #music video  #rock  #saponejo  #everything  #you  #know  #Canon  #7D  #Nikon  #Nikkor  #50mm  #f1.8  #18-135mm  #f3.5-5.6 
    jordanweinrich asked: Thanks man. I appreciate it. I was using all three rings with a Canon FD 50mm f/1.8. The rings were something like $7 on Amazon. I was amazed too. The beetle just looked flat drown but in the viewfinder it looked awesome. Where is the segment with the watch? I want to see this.


    Answer:

    The segment’s here, it was just to mess around really, but I was quite happy with the eeriness of it. Let me know what you think! Also, what adaptor are you using to get those FD lenses on the 60D?

    — 2 years ago
    Making use of available resources

    So I’ve beenwriting parts of my sci-fi feature for a while now, but it seems like I’ve hit a block and can’t find where to go from there.. So I’ve decided to put what I learnt in Film School into practice. 

    The exercise we had to practice was creating a documentary based nearly entirely on Archive footage. This included YouTube videos and other hosting websites. The footage was then used in a different context than its original one.

    So anyway I decided that I’m going to use archived videos to make myself the introduction of my film. I can do this for free essentially, with the voice acting help of friends. 

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    troubled-by-insects-deactivated asked: Hey there, i came across your blog and really liked your video 'in/out of focus' especially with the Sigur Ros music, i actually felt like the thing was shot with the same feeling as Heima, the Sigur Ros documentary. Im an aspiring filmmaker, so its cool to meet people interested in the same things : )


    Answer:

    Hi, thanks for the kind words!

    Its funny you mention that video, I was looking the other day if I could find the original project files so that I could add more fireworks and less people, but sadly as with most Montages and lack of storage space, it got deleted. 

    I’ve never seen the documentary you speak of, but Sigur Ros’ music is definitely inspiring, so I’ll check it out! 

    Thanks again, I look forward to seeing materials that you post :-) 

    — 2 years ago

    The Stroke of Midnight - I was just having a mess around with the Macro Tube I got recently, and decided to make something of my pocket watch :-)

    — 2 years ago with 29 notes
    #stroke  #of  #midnight  #video  #filmmaking  #canon  #7D  #final  #cut  #pro  #7  #macro  #pocket  #watch 

    I ordered a macro tube for my Canon 7D, so i stuck my Nikon 50mm f1.8 lens on there to see what it could do. This is a montage of my little sister painting. 

    Music by Ryan Adams

    — 2 years ago with 8 notes
    Photography Blog →

    Hey followers! I’ve been uploading some of my photography to Tumblr, if anyone is interested in having a look or following the blog, just click the link above! :-) 

    — 2 years ago with 1 note
    #photography blog 

    This is the story board that was made during production of my shortfilm ‘She’s Gone’. If you watch the shortfilm, you’ll see how the story was envisioned before being captured on camera.

    — 3 years ago with 3 notes
    She's Gone - Shortfilm + Script →

    She’s Gone is a shortfilm that I wrote and directed in the fall of 2010 before I left London. I sent it to the Encounters Film Festival in bristol this summer, but sadly it did not get shortlisted for screening. However it is available to watch there with all of the other shortfilms that were sent in which did not make it, so let me know if anyone goes there and sees it! 

    This was the first experience I had shooting my own movie outside of student conditions, where every penny that I put in went towards something that I was making for myself, not for a project or a good grade.

    You can follow the link to find the script, and you can view the shortfilm itself underneath:

    — 3 years ago with 1 note
    The times they are a changin’

    Some of you who follow my blog may have noticed the complete revamp of the layout and content on here… That’s because I got tired of my old blog, and I didn’t feel like it had much to give in regards to what I do. So here is “O’Dwyer Pictures Presents” mark II. 

    I’ve already posted a few scripts that I wrote, as well as a succession of short stories that I am currently working on towards a Feature film. 

    I hope that all of you will enjoy what I have to offer on here, and I hope that I haven’t upset anyone with this change. I’d love to know your thoughts so send me a question of leave a comment if you have anything to say. 

    All the best,

    David

    — 3 years ago with 2 notes
    Hope - Territory Unknown 10 →

    This is part of the feature film that I am currently writing called Hope. Hope is about a man who is sent into space to re-establish contact with an alien race before a virus on Earth wipes out mankind. 

    I am writing this idea in novel form in separate short stories first before joining them all together and writing a screenplay. Stay tuned for more! 

    — 3 years ago with 5 notes
    Hope - A Rude Awakening →

    This is part of the feature film that I am currently writing called Hope. Hope is about a man who is sent into space to re-establish contact with an alien race before a virus on Earth wipes out mankind. 

    I am writing this idea in novel form in separate short stories first before joining them all together and writing a screenplay. Stay tuned for more! 

    — 3 years ago with 1 note
    Checkmate - Script (Shortfilm) →

    This is the script for my upcoming shortfilm Checkmate which I hope to bring into production by mid October 2011. 

    ©David O’Dwyer

    — 3 years ago
    The Joke - Shortfilm + Script →


    This is the script for my shortfilm ‘The Joke’. The shortfilm can be viewed here:

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    — 3 years ago with 2 notes