Some Non-Narrative Pieces From Learning Live-Action

I’ve recently made a very big move with Strange Company’s projects, into the world of live-action filmmaking.

More on that in the near future - but for now, I just thought I’d share a few of the test projects I’ve been doing.

Desk Zombie

This first one is one of the earliest tests I did, checking to see how easy it is to combine CGI - actually, a character from The Shy Creeper - with live-action footage. Turns out, quite easy!

Desk Zombie from Strange Company on Vimeo.

Holyrood Winter

I don’t usually make pure art / non-narrative pieces, but there’s a big culture of it in the live-action videography world, and so I’ve been making a couple to learn the ropes.

This first one was a basic test of my new Sony A7S camera, shot in late January in Holyrood Park, Edinburgh.

Holyrood Winter from Strange Company on Vimeo.

Winter Sun

And this second one was shot in late February, and just edited down today. This one’s pushing current low-end camera stabilisation as hard as I could, to see what the possibilities were.

Winter’s Sun | Edinburgh’s Princes St Gardens | a7s, Nebula 4000 from Strange Company on Vimeo.

It’s been a very rapid, near-vertical learning curve on all this stuff - hence why StrangeCo’s been quiet of late. But I’ll be posting a lot more in the near future, I think, as I continue to develop what I’m doing now.

Expect some narrative short films soon, too!