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My film is on SKY TV on 27th Feb.

Posted: Wed, 21st Feb 2007, 5:13pm

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Hi,

I've mentioned this channel a few times on here.
Anyway my feature film called 2 EPIC has an air date. (it's a good film honest)

Here is the email I just got. (set your dvd's, pvr's and even vhs machines to record

Dear Ian,

I am delighted to say propeller will be broadcasting your film on SKY
channel 195 as part of the next 5 week schedule.
Your film will be transmitted on Tuesday 27th Febuary at 23:00

Please check www.propellertv.co.uk for daily listings.

Kind Regards

LaToyah Gill
Broadcast Coordinator

Propeller T.V Ltd
Immage Studios
Margaret Street
Immingham
NE Lincs
DN40 1LE

Tel: 01469 515 151
Fax: 01469 515 152
Web: www.propellertv.co.uk

The national channel for new film and television talent

SKY CHANNEL 195
Posted: Wed, 21st Feb 2007, 6:14pm

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i'll set it to record biggrin


(im lazy like that!)
Posted: Wed, 21st Feb 2007, 6:38pm

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Congratulations dude! Fame and fortune await.
Posted: Wed, 21st Feb 2007, 9:19pm

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That's great news. Good to know they thought it worthy of broadcast. Something else to put on your CV. Congratulations. I will try and get someone to record it as I don't have sky frown
Posted: Thu, 22nd Feb 2007, 10:07am

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Thanks guys,

Took over a year from sending in the first verion of the film, 6 months later they asked for some censor cuts, product placement as they saw it etc.
a few hundred emails from me later, I gave up, but then got that email.
Maybe next year they will show my other film smile

What the best feeling is that I set my sky planner to record it and my title is there, smile my little old title is set to record next to other sky programmes. wierd but nice.
Posted: Thu, 22nd Feb 2007, 10:25pm

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is there a trailer for the film you could post?


EDIT: nevermind found it on your site
2epictrailer.wmv
Posted: Thu, 22nd Feb 2007, 10:52pm

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Hey! Congrats-
Unfortunately I live in the US and can't see it.

I saw your trailer.

I hate to be nit-picky, but the opening in your trailer says "What would you do!"

Which is a question (?)

and then it says "he looks" which should be "looked" since "fell" was also past tense...

Normally I hate grammar police, and I'm not one to correct someone in a forum posting, but seeing it on the screen as part of a larger product drives me mad, and it makes it seem less professional.
redface

I sincerely wish you good fortune, and I'm sorry if this seems negative...

B
Posted: Fri, 23rd Feb 2007, 8:49am

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no worries, about the spelling, you can always find a film of mine by the bad text.

I try to avoid any text in my films, you know why sad
Posted: Sat, 24th Feb 2007, 7:50am

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Hey Ian that's very good news. The way to success is near. Keep it up and good luck for the future. Pity I cannot watch it from hera as I don't Sky or even sattelite tv.
Posted: Mon, 26th Feb 2007, 6:04am

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Congrats man!

Just curious..who did the score for this movie?
Posted: Mon, 26th Feb 2007, 6:51am

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Congrats Ian!

Hard work and persistance always pays off!
Posted: Mon, 26th Feb 2007, 9:53am

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Thanks guys.

The finished music for the finished film (can't remember what i used for the trailer) but the film has a guy called phil close or philly C as he's also called.
Very very talented guy and allowed me to use his back list of music he had already done, this was perfect as all his music fitted the film like a glove.

I've mentioned this a few hundred times on here, but anyone looking for music for films should goto music sites such as acidplanet, then have a listen till you find someone that's good, and shoot them an email, for my superhero harry film i had 6 different guys music, they all were over the moon that their music wsa being used.

1 day to go. smile
Posted: Tue, 27th Feb 2007, 1:05pm

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Just a reminder for the World premiere of my film on TV tonight.

11pm
Channel 195 Sky tv

Set your recorders.
Enjoy.
Posted: Tue, 27th Feb 2007, 5:43pm

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Ah great, can't get Sky TV in Holland. Is it streamed anywhere online?
Posted: Tue, 27th Feb 2007, 6:10pm

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Hi,
Sadly not streamed but i have the full film for download if you want it (iso file you would need to burn to dvd)
Posted: Tue, 27th Feb 2007, 11:29pm

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Mate your film is on tv right now, how cool is that? No matter what criticisms anyone may raise tomorrow, your movie is on tv and theirs isn't. Well done and enjoy the moment!

By the way what camera did you use?
Posted: Wed, 28th Feb 2007, 8:22am

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Thanks petet2 (camera for the first 10 minutes of the film was a panasonic 1ccd, then it was changed to trv900 3ccd, all films from now on are being shot on a few sony fx1's HD)


I Stayed up and watched it, I learned a lot from watching it last night.

Some notes that might help others.

The sound of speech seemed lower than the music and seemed to drown out the speech, the original is not like that.

Also by watching it again (a few years now since it was made) I can see where I have no improved, mostly the lighting, I'm imbrassed by it, but I guess at the time that's the best I could do / afford.

The story still holds up well, in my view one of the best stories i've ever seen wink

There was also two glitches that froze the picture, it wasn't like that on my original so I can only guess that their machine froze the picture on a tiny glitch until it cleared.

Still a good learning curve, I had already submitted Supehero Harry and they agreed to show that, but before I signed any paperwork I had to make sure 2 EPIC was shown.

If you did watch it or tape it, I hope you enjoy it.
Best regards
Ian
Posted: Wed, 28th Feb 2007, 12:38pm

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The glitch might have been your Sky box. I went to bed before the last twenty minutes (I was recording it to watch today but ended up watching the first hour) and it was freeze free on my tv.

There were a few line crossings here and there but I think that in the main only other film makers spot those wink although it can make an edit seem more noticeable to an audience. Also a few times there wasn't enough of a difference between shots when editing which again made cuts more of a jolt.

I think balancing soundtracks can be a real art - often I find what sounds good from the speakers in my editing set up sounds not so good on a tv and then it can depend of it's a mono or stereo tv or played through a surround sound system for example. You might find that the compression for sattelite broadcast messes with the dynamic range of your sound track. However advice on compensating for that is beyond my ability and I could be wrong anyway smile

I hope you don't think this is over critical, it certainly isn't meant to be. I would repeat what I said - you're on tv and I'm not! I sat there yesterday feeling very inspired by what you have achieved. It's great that there is an outlet for us aspiring amateurs and best of luck with your future projects.

How do you submit things to Propellor? Could you post details or is there a website etc?
Posted: Wed, 28th Feb 2007, 5:06pm

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Hi

Thanks, I agree with your comments.

Visit www.propellertv.com

You'll have to get actor release forms from you cast, and music release forms for the music, has to be your own or your allowed to use it.

You then submit your film, if it's a short film 5 mins then you should be able to get it shown, as you know my film was an hour and half and it took over a year for them to air it.

There are very lengthy paperwork they will send you, such as:

Is there an voilence in your film, what frame numbers.

This is tricky as what I call violent may be different, is pointing a gun violent,? is shoting it but not seeing anyone get hit.

So you see the forms are hard sad took me a week to fill them in, if you need any help let me know.
Good luck to anyone who enters.
Ian
(The lowest budget film maker ever to get his feature film screened on tv) smile
Posted: Wed, 28th Feb 2007, 5:12pm

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(The lowest budget film maker ever to get his feature film screened on tv)
Not really... wink
Posted: Wed, 28th Feb 2007, 5:37pm

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b4uask30male wrote:



Visit www.propellertv.com

It's www.propellertv.co.uk

The.com one is somthing very strange involving lots of xxxxxx...
surprised
Posted: Wed, 28th Feb 2007, 5:43pm

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Sollthar wrote:

(The lowest budget film maker ever to get his feature film screened on tv)
Not really... wink
That solly is called self promoting wink

Really, please tell me what other feature film costing under £10 has been shown in full without commercials on a Premium channel (not one of those cable stations the USA has all over the place)

Sorry about the .com
Posted: Wed, 28th Feb 2007, 5:53pm

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I could name a lot of german speaking ones you probably wouldn't know ("Captain Cosmotic" "Der dritte Schuh" "Die Killerbohnen" etc), since I'm more knowledgeable in the german speaking area of Indiefilmmaking. Or one of my own called "Cyborg" which was shot way before Turicon even (For free, if you ignore the fact I needed a camera and a VCR to do it).

I'm sure there would be many more in other countries I've just never heard about.


It's cool to see your own film on TV, congrats. I know it's great. But I'm sorry, it's just not as exclusive. smile

Still always a great thing and I sure hope it won't be your last. Good luck!
Posted: Wed, 28th Feb 2007, 6:18pm

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You got one shown on tv, i didn't know that, you should shout about it.
well done.

Thanks for the comments.

Ian
Worlds best film maker.
(Says my mum)
Posted: Wed, 28th Feb 2007, 6:22pm

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Hehe, congrats with getting your film shown.

I've not been on TV for years now, which is probably a good thing as I'm terrible in interviews etc.
Posted: Wed, 28th Feb 2007, 6:54pm

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Thanks,

Wow turns out i'm the last to get on TV sad

I was on that channel 5 movie lounge show, but the week my part was due to be aired channel 5 showed a charity football match.

Rest assured at the end of 2 EPIC on sky was the words, A big thankyou to CSB Digital (it was made a while back and I asked what to credit it as, I think you was changing from alam to fxhome)

Ian
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(Says everyone that watches my films)
Posted: Wed, 28th Feb 2007, 6:59pm

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my stupid sky box had some technical fault so it didnt record! anyway concratz for getting it on TV.