Short films

Busy Bee

Had a lovey headshot shoot last weekend with LAMDA graduate actress’s Helen, we had a lot of fun in the studio getting her headshots updated and added a little bit of time for a few portraits to!

These can be seen below and in the Studio Portraits section of the site!

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Then I went on to a fun short film called Small Blips doing behind the scenes photography, which was shot it the beautiful sunshine on a farm, I will share the photos from once there edited and once I have confirmation on release!

For now il be busy editing, shooting more headshots and have another film il be doing Behind the scenes on in the pipeline!

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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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