Working on a film set

Recently I have the pleasure to work on a few film sets. Normally I'm a solo shooter or shoot with a small crew. I don’t really get the chance to work on larger productions where roles are clearly defined i.e the director, the director of photography, the editor, the gaffer etc, for me I usually am the director, the camera operator, the sound recordist, the editor basically for those that are of a certain age I'm the Dennis Waterman of film (I write the them tune, sing the theme tune).

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Cinematography

What’s cinematography I hear you ask. Well let me tell you. In fact let’s let these chaps tell you (below). They explain it better than me anyway. Disclaimer Ive found this on the world wide web and where possible have credited the author. If you a wanting to make your own films do check out my other blogs on smartphone filmmaking and using light in your films.

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Independents vs companies when making films

Ok so you’ve been tasked with hiring a filmmaker/company for your business and/or brand, how do you decide whether to use a company or an independent? Cost? Reputation? Quality? Prestige? All of the above?

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Filming live performance

Before we delve into this I probably should tell you a little bit about who I am. As you already know my name is Wayne (you are looking at this blog on my website after all) I originally began my career as a contemporary dancer before moving into film and digital technologies (coding, projection mapping et cetera) in 2006. Since then I’ve worked loads in the dance sector with companies, independent artists, and making my multimedia dance installations.

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Speaking Truth To Power in Rotherham

For the past month, Wayne Sables Project has focused on a major project in Rotherham, the Truth To Power Cafe. The inaugural event to celebrate Rotherham becoming the world's first Children's Capital of Culture, TTPC brings together young people across the town in a unique event to help make their voices heard.

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Cookery and crafts at Cannon Hall

Cannon Hall, a stately home just outside Barnsley, worked with Wayne Sables Project on a series of educational videos for young children. Each short instructional film shows a period craft or cookery recipe being made by Cannon Hall staff in appropriate historic attire. This is an exciting time to be working with Cannon Hall, as Barnsley Museums continues to expand and grow.

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Ubumbano – collaborating across a Covid divide

Making art in a pandemic hits different. How do you collaborate when all your performers can't get together in the same room? How do you cross a double boundary of being in different countries and abiding by coronavirus travel restrictions? For Ace Dance and Music and Indoni Academy, the answer was to hire Wayne Sables to show how to use technology to bridge the gap. The result? A series of dance pieces exploring African dance from traditional to contemporary, a new skill set of filmmaking, video conferencing and projection mapping, and a partnership that will last for years.

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Lighting in Filmmaking

Filming live dance performance

Before we delve into this I probably should tell you a little bit about who I am. As you already know my name is Wayne (you are looking at this blog on my website after all) I originally began my career as a contemporary dancer before moving into film and digital technologies (coding, projection mapping et cetera) in 2006. Since then I’ve worked loads in the dance sector with companies, independent artists and making my own multimedia dance installations.

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Demystifying the “pretty greenhouse” on Wayne Sables Instagram

Followers of Wayne Sables' Instagram will have noticed a mysterious greenhouse appear over the past couple of months. Cloistered inside a rehearsal room at Doncaster's Cast theatre, where Wayne is an Associate Artist, the greenhouse glows in bright colours and fantastical patterns. It isn't quite big enough for a human to go inside, but one can imagine an enterprising fairy setting up home. So what is this magical creation, and will the public ever get a proper look?

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