SHORT FILM IN DEVELOPMENT FOR EARLY 2014
"VANADIUM"
A nightclub manager deals with emotional demons from his small town past. Script in development. Thank you to cast and crew who participated in the recent film experiment and rehearsals (Dec 2013) … including actors Matthew Campbell and Kelly Effenberg.Let’s keep in touch, Chris Poynton (Director/Cinematographer) chris.poynton@gmail.com www.facebook.com/chris.poynton.oz

SHORT FILM IN DEVELOPMENT FOR EARLY 2014

"VANADIUM"



A nightclub manager deals with emotional demons from his small town past.

Script in development. Thank you to cast and crew who participated in the recent film experiment and rehearsals (Dec 2013) … including actors Matthew Campbell and Kelly Effenberg.

Let’s keep in touch, Chris Poynton (Director/Cinematographer) chris.poynton@gmail.com www.facebook.com/chris.poynton.oz

  • NEW WRITERS
Click the picture above for a simple Movie Script Template, for MS Word.
Ideal for short collaborative projects.    Run amok!   It’s easier than you think.
I have written up a “User Guide” for easy installation and for understanding the formatting of “industry standard” professional scripts.
For those who are new to script writing or don’t want to learn a whole new software program (e.g. Celtx).
Cheers! Chris  
chris.poynton@gmail.com  
SEE THE FULL BLOG AT:  »»»  http://www.YesYesMovies.com

    NEW WRITERS

    Click the picture above for a simple Movie Script Template, for MS Word.

    Ideal for short collaborative projects.    Run amok!   It’s easier than you think.

    I have written up a “User Guide” for easy installation and for understanding the formatting of “industry standard” professional scripts.

    For those who are new to script writing or don’t want to learn a whole new software program (e.g. Celtx).

    Cheers! Chris  

    chris.poynton@gmail.com  

    SEE THE FULL BLOG AT:  »»»  http://www.YesYesMovies.com

  •                    
WEB SERIES
FROM THE HIP : Random Bendigo Music
View the series on Youtube
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# 02 — Liam Thorpe
performs “Milk in the Oven” 
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# 01 — Old World Sparrow and James Addlem
perform “Say It To Me Now” (cover)
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    WEB SERIES

    FROM THE HIP : 
    Random Bendigo Music

    View the series on Youtube

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    # 02 — Liam Thorpe

    performs “Milk in the Oven”

    ==============================

    # 01 — Old World Sparrow and James Addlem

    perform “Say It To Me Now” (cover)

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  • OAK FOREST

    A favourite little shot of mine … taken at the Oak Forest near Harcourt VIC

    It’s one of my wonky camera tests, but the beauty of the location shines through.

    Shot back in the early days of DIY steadicam testing - April 25, 2012

  • HOW TO TEST A “STEADICAM” ?
 Check out my feature webpage that includes:
—- comparing Steadicam arms using “Lift Performance Curves”
—- what is iso-elasticity?
—- the top ten training drills for Steadicam operators
—- how to make a Steadicam demo video that actually shows off your operating skills
This is just the start of a conversation …
Email any suggestions to: chris.poynton@gmail.com
www.YesYesMovies.com
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    HOW TO TEST A “STEADICAM” ?

     Check out my feature webpage that includes:

    —- comparing Steadicam arms using “Lift Performance Curves”

    —- what is iso-elasticity?

    —- the top ten training drills for Steadicam operators

    —- how to make a Steadicam demo video that actually shows off your operating skills

    This is just the start of a conversation …

    Email any suggestions to: chris.poynton@gmail.com

    www.YesYesMovies.com

  • ACTORS WANTED
I am putting feelers out for actors who may be available for Steadicam test shots leading to a short drama project in Bendigo.The video clip above (on Vimeo and YouTube) is an example shot by Sam G Images, showing off beautifully the sort of opportunities that can be created for a dedicated actor willing to create a performance especially with the Steadicam. Our script/s will be devised for the strengths of actors who are passionate about their craft and ready to rock!Experimental, emotional, “socially real” and open to any direction. Email chris.poynton@gmail.com or Facebook via www.YesYesMovies.com 

    ACTORS WANTED


    I am putting feelers out for actors who may be available for Steadicam test shots leading to a short drama project in Bendigo.

    The video clip above (on Vimeo and YouTube) is an example shot by Sam G Images, showing off beautifully the sort of opportunities that can be created for a dedicated actor willing to create a performance especially with the Steadicam. 

    Our script/s will be devised for the strengths of actors who are passionate about their craft and ready to rock!

    Experimental, emotional, “socially real” and open to any direction. 

    Email chris.poynton@gmail.com or Facebook via www.YesYesMovies.com 

  • SECOND MUSIC VIDEO LAUNCHED

    Camera and lighting by Chris Poynton of YesYesMovies.com on the song “Monsters” by Bendigo band GrandPerceptor.com … shot September 2012.

    The second video collaboration with the band, continuing the lyrical theme of human destiny and spiritual evolution. A wild animal is captured by men in suits … the monsters of the world.

    Read More

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And you can email me at: chris.poynton@gmail.com

    Click on the Facebook logo to follow YesYesMovies on Facebook

    And you can email me at: chris.poynton@gmail.com

  • 

Here is a GREAT STEADICAM VIDEO showing the magic of floating handheld shots from a full-size professional Steadicam …  a rig like this might cost you $30-50,000.
I have studied Steadicam in depth and I have designed and built a small DIY prototype version called “Bowheart” which is purely handheld (no vest or mechanical arm) and is suitable for small DSLR cameras with payloads of up to 1.7kg.
Demo images from the Bowheart camera stabiliser are available at:  www.YesYesMovies.com

    Here is a GREAT STEADICAM VIDEO showing the magic of floating handheld shots from a full-size professional Steadicam …  a rig like this might cost you $30-50,000.

    I have studied Steadicam in depth and I have designed and built a small DIY prototype version called “Bowheart” which is purely handheld (no vest or mechanical arm) and is suitable for small DSLR cameras with payloads of up to 1.7kg.

    Demo images from the Bowheart camera stabiliser are available at:  www.YesYesMovies.com

  • Chris Poynton FILM BIOGRAPHY
 Download my FILM BIO (1992 to present) ….. 1 page PDF

    Chris Poynton
    FILM BIOGRAPHY


    Download my FILM BIO (1992 to present) ….. 1 page PDF



  • FIRST MUSIC VIDEO LAUNCHED

    Camera work by Chris Poynton on the rock band clip - "We Are the Future" by Grand Perceptor (Shot: July 2012, launched Sep 2012)

    Features floating camera system (Bowheart prototype DIY Steadicam) designed and operated by Chris Poynton www.YesYesMovies.com

    Editing and colour post-production was carried out by the band (and I reckon it looks too dark!) … but I hope you will enjoy the spirit of the piece! Some minor shuddering in the Steadicam work due to a slightly loose camera mount, but not bad.

    See my blog for "Behind the Scenes Commentary" including technical details at www.YesYesMovies.com

  • Behind the Scenes: Band clip for Grand Perceptor - “We Are the Future”

     

    by Camera Operator Chris Poynton www.YesYesMovies.com  (5 Sep 2012)

    This band video clip I shot for Grand Perceptor’s song “We Are the Future” came unexpectedly from a portal of improvisation and magical alignment. It was initially just going to be a technical camera test, but then it kind of **grew** on the night … and voila!

    Result: Three minutes of prototype DIY Steadicam footage (slightly rough with some very minor shuddering!) and a chameleonic lead singer … strutting and rocking his way to a grand climax in the eery light of the steam-punk, caged ambiance of the Bendigo railway station. (Camera and Tech details of the GH2 DSLR and Bowheart stabiliser are at the bottom of this post).

    [We have since shot a second clip for the song “Monsters” … but that is another story!]

    THE GENESIS

    Lead-singer Old World Sparrow initially approached me with an idea for a band clip to be shot in a busy street with a lot of extras. I suggested we first go into the Bendigo CBD very late at night

    Read More

  • CHINESE GARDEN - STEADICAM TEST


    DEMONSTRATION OF BOWHEART CAMERA STABILISER


    This clip demonstrates the “Bowheart” Camera Stabiliser built by Chris Poynton.

    Shot at the Chinese Museum Precinct and Kuan Yin temple in Bendigo, VIC.

    Actors, writers, directors, stylists, musicians, models, sound technicians, etc …

    … are all wanted to JAM in spaces like this around Bendigo

    See text description on YouTube video for further information

    FULL CONTACT DETAILS AT:  www.YesYesMovies.com