Films

Poster

At the Beginning of this year I worked as a unit stills photographer on a short film called Snowflakes, It’s great to see one of the unit still I shot used on the poster for the film! - see below

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I’m unable to share any of the BTS of the film yet but as soon as I get the all clear they will be up on the website!

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Here's a catch up!

Hello

I haven’t updated the blog recently as I’ve been very busy, so Il catch you up on a few shoots I have done, I did BTS on a BFI short which was a lot of fun, I’m unable to share the photos from this until I have confirmation from the production so they will be added once I have the green light :).

I have done a few headshot shoots I can share the ones with actor Josh which can be seen below, and I did some for my director and producer friends for there BFI portfolios they where just as talented in front of the camera as they are behind!

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Director Simon Dymond

Director Simon Dymond

Producer Lauren Parker

Producer Lauren Parker

Director Laura Roe

Director Laura Roe

I did Megatrains new band shots, its always a pleasure shooting with these guys, they will be shared in a new blog very soon :) and I have some headshots and more band shoots lined up so will keep the blog more updated with these in the future

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First Shoot Of The Year!

First shoot of the year was shooting Behind the scenes photos on a commercial for Glide. It was a lot of fun and a great start to 2019! The commercial can be seen here Glide-Typical Student.

I have some exciting shoots coming up this year which I look forward to sharing in time!

But for now here’s some of the BTS photos from the Glide shoot, more can be seen at the Unit Stills section of the site!

Beth ready for the shot.

Beth ready for the shot.

BTS of Andrew and Matt ready with the Stedicam.

BTS of Andrew and Matt ready with the Stedicam.

Going for a take.

Going for a take.

BTS of a shot of Beth and Andrew ready to go!

BTS of a shot of Beth and Andrew ready to go!

BTS of Stedicam shot in action.

BTS of Stedicam shot in action.

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Christmassy work!

Hello again so I guess this is another update on the work I’ve been up to!

It’s been a christmassy couple of weeks of work!

To start I had another studio shoot with the wonderful band Megatrain, with the lovely Felix and Tiger, shooting their Christmas photos and Cover shot for their new Christmas single Bolshevik Xmas No. 1, which is an amazingly Beautiful song and now available to listen to on Spotify and by clicking Here :). These guys crack me up, I struggled to take some of the photos due to laughing so much, the shoot was a lot of fun!

Check out the photos below from this shoot!

Megatrain Christmas Portraits!

Megatrain Christmas Portraits!

Megatrain Christmas Portraits!

Megatrain Christmas Portraits!

Here’s the cover photo from the new xmas single on Spotify!

Here’s the cover photo from the new xmas single on Spotify!

I’ve been Pretty busy on commercials and Music videos shooting Unit stills and behind the scene photos, some of which can be seen below, some are actually from Megatrain’s music video to!

BTS from the Megatrain music video.

BTS from the Megatrain music video.

BTS from the Megatrain music video.

BTS from the Megatrain music video.

BTS from the Megatrain music video.

BTS from the Megatrain music video.

Unit still From the Xmas Bosch commercial

Unit still From the Xmas Bosch commercial

BTS photo From the Xmas Bosch commercial

BTS photo From the Xmas Bosch commercial

There’s more from these shoots on the Unit stills section of the site so go check it out!

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Commercials, Headshots and Short films!

It's been a busy couple of weeks, I've worked on a few Commercials, headshot shoots and also photographed the behind the scenes on a short film for the 48-hour SCi-fi challenge.

The 48 hour Sci-fi film challenge is an exciting one, as you only have 48 hours to make the film from the script to final edit, so not much sleep is had, but it's a lot of fun all working together to get it made in time. My job was to document the weekend and the spirit of making the film with behind the scene shots!

The final film from this shoot can be seen following the link: https://vimeo.com/263838480

Below is a few Unit stills from the set to!

Unit still of one of the lead actors of the shoot Dan McGrath

Unit still of one of the lead actors of the shoot Dan McGrath

Another unit still of the two lead actors Miranda Heath and  Dan McGrath

Another unit still of the two lead actors Miranda Heath and  Dan McGrath

I do love being busy, some of the photos from these shoots can be seen on the website in the Unit Stills section and here's a few BTS of me on some of the jobs.

A BTS shot of me shooting some commercial portraits. Photo credit: Jake Barrett.

A BTS shot of me shooting some commercial portraits. Photo credit: Jake Barrett.

BTS from a headshot shoot with Jess, Photo Credit: Karl Poyzer

BTS from a headshot shoot with Jess, Photo Credit: Karl Poyzer

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Unit Stills Are Great For Film Promotions!

My Unit stills Photography in online magazines!

It was great to see my unit still's from two different films used on online articles to promote the films!

 The first one was from the most recent film I worked on, which was Socks and Robbers the article was in the Burton mail explaining why the crew where at an American diner in Swadlincote, check out the article below to find out more and to see a first look at my photos to accompany the article these photos haven't been released yet so its a sneak peak into the set of Socks and Robbers!

https://www.burtonmail.co.uk/news/local-news/50s-american-diner-socks-robbers-1306188

A Unit Still shot of the action in Socks and Robbers!

A Unit Still shot of the action in Socks and Robbers!

The second article is on the Birmingham Live site about a Kickstater campaign to raise money for a Star Wars short film called Padawan Rising, It's an exciting project with lots of stormtrooper's involved. It was great to work on the trailer and it will be even greater if the funds are raised to make the film, as I will hopefully be the unit stills photographer on that to!

See the link below for more information and follow the campaign if you would like to get involved in the film!

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/whats-on/film-news/star-wars-film-shot-birmingham-14416470#ICID=Android_BMNewsApp_AppShare

More Star Wars photos from this film can be seen on the Unit Stills section of my website so got take a look!

A behind the scene shot of the cheeky stormtroopers from Padawan Rising!

A behind the scene shot of the cheeky stormtroopers from Padawan Rising!

The importance of having unit stills photographers on your film's!

These Articles just go to show how important it is to have Unit Stills/ Behind the scene photography on your films, they are great to show the adventure of your time on set, a good source of publicity and help show the films progression. Production stills can also be taken to be used for posters (as seen below for the short film WashClub) and for festival releases to promote your film in the programmes to.

One of my Production stills used as the poster for the short film WashClub!

One of my Production stills used as the poster for the short film WashClub!

So keep me in mind as your behind the scene photographer when your working on your next film project or commercial and get in touch through the contact section on the website or email: gemmaobrienphoto@gmail.com

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Behind The Scene of Socks and Robbers

Last week was an interesting shoot I was BTS photographer on a little short called Socks and Robbers a bank heist film, it wasn't your normal shoot it involved sock puppet masks and CGI, this made for some interesting photos, from actors walking around with sock puppet characters for a head, to green screen masks!

It was a very fun shoot with a talented crew, we shot in the Nottingham council house which is stunning inside, and a beautiful bank scene was created by the talented art department!

Inside Nottingham council house

Inside Nottingham council house

Im now working on the edit, so photos will be released soon once I have the all clear from the crew, but for now here is a sneak peak of photo from the set!

BTS shot on set of socks and Robbers 

BTS shot on set of socks and Robbers 

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