Friday, 26 May 2017

Film Festival Update

Justin recently attended the Carmarthen Bay Festival, representing Purple Hat Productions' offering of Refuge which was in the short film and low budget short categories.

Unfortunately, Refuge didn't win an award but it was great to connect with the organisers and be part of a local (Welsh) festival that seems to be growing from strength to strength.

After Refuge, we were involved in the production of a sci-fi short called Timicide [tahym-uh-sahyd] which has made it into Cardiff Mini Film Festival under the Comedy category.

Fingers crossed for Timicide!

Monday, 10 April 2017

'Refuge' makes it into Carmarthen Bay Film Festival

We have recently been informed that the short film we've been involved in has made it into the Carmarthen Bay Film Festival. Woohoo!

We have been nominated for two categories: No Budget Short and Short Film Made in Wales 2017.

Thanks to the hard-working team who helped pull this project together with very little money and lots of practical challenges! Carmarthen Bay Film Festival runs from the 8th - 12th May 2017.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Latest short film nearly complete

Actors James Ashton and Jack Muir in rehearsals.
In between editing and other video production tasks, Farsight has been putting the finishing touches to a short film, made as part of the Purple Hat Productions collective.

Timicide is a short sci-fi tale about a young man who is visited by his son from the future ... and that's just the beginning of what turns out to be a weird day.

Written and Directed by Justin Chaloner, Timicide is a low-budget experimental short that explores family, relationships and ... temporal displacement. Final touches are being made to a handful of special effects shots, music and grading.

Timicide - filming in progress
'Timicide' will be made available online later this year. Watch this space!

Monday, 19 December 2016

Farsight gets into the festive spirit

Every December, Heart of the Forest Special Community School holds a Christmas concert featuring all of the children from the school. Farsight was there to capture the event, filming with a two-camera set up to cover all the angles. Here we are, all ready to go:

DVDs were on sale for parents in order to have a special memento of the concert and were delivered just in time for the end of term.

Farsight Creative is able to cover any kind of event, conference or awards ceremony. Just get in touch to see how we can help.

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Using magic to share an important healthcare message

Farsight was privileged to be working with Public Health Wales to help promote an important message about Antimicrobial Resistance. Work is currently being done to raise awareness among the general public about the correct use of antibiotics to slow down the rate that bacteria becomes resistant to drugs designed to fight infection.

The skills of magician James Went were drawn upon to communicate this important message and Farsight was enlisted put the film together.

Here's a pic of the shoot in action, taking place in a pharmacy in Maesteg.

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Monday, 21 November 2016

It Makes Sense - Campaign Film

Farsight was recently commissioned to produce a short film to support the NHS Wales 'It Makes Sense' campaign. This initiative was designed to raise awareness about the needs of people with sensory loss within the healthcare system – both for staff and for patients / service users.

For the production, we filmed a series of interviews which were edited together along with some animated text and graphics. They were then translated into Welsh and given Welsh subtitles. Finally, a BSL (British Sign Language) user translated the video for the deaf community. This was filmed using a green screen and teleprompter.

You can watch the video here:

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