Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Light Fantastic

Thanks to the immense kindness of Christina at Treadwell’s bookshop, we were back amongst the magic books last night, filming lighting tests. I can’t overstate the importance of these tests. We will be filming in various different shops, with all … Continue reading

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Auditions, music, storyboarding

We were in Birmingham to begin the auditions for the character of the Boy on Thursday. Our venue was a converted Bird’s custard factory called (rather inventively) The Custard Factory. I used to have drama classes there when I was … Continue reading

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Test filming

After numerous obstacles (curse you e-bay) we are finally in the possession of a steadicam! In layman’s terms, this means our handheld camerawork can look all smooth, cinematic and lovely, rather than looking like a drunk filmed it. As I’m … Continue reading

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Casting the Shopkeeper

Down below street level, in the basement of Treadwell’s magical bookshop in Store Street (their new location) we today auditioned old shopkeepers. And how fantastic it was to hear the dialogue and the narration coming alive. After weeks and weeks … Continue reading

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Location scouting 3: Kent road trip

On Saturday we all piled into Matt’s car and embarked on the Kent Bookshop road trip. Oh yes, does it get any more rock and roll? I think the picture on the left (taken outside Barely Read Books in Westerham) … Continue reading

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