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Personal Best — short film screenplay

(If you are a producer or director interested in using this, feel free to get in touch. Thanks, TA.)   Personal Best   Interior–Legs, a body bending through the frame, then lycra shorts being pulled up. A kitchen tap and…
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How Writing is like Filmmaking

A couple of years ago an editor at DC Books, which published my collection of short fiction, suggested that I write an article comparing writing and filmmaking. I never got around to doing quite that. However, I remembered the editor’s…
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Doc Shot on C100 mark ii

Last September I was a one-man crew for a low budget documentary about day traders. The film is now edited and up on Vimeo on Demand. You can watch the trailer here:¬†https://vimeo.com/ondemand/daytraders The director and producer of the project is…
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New Lights and an Interview

I’m quite happy with my new lights and soft boxes, which I used for the first time this week while shooting some interviews in Montreal. I can carry them in a small box and they only take about 15 minutes…
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Doing a Time-lapse on the Sony A7 Cameras

The Sony A7 cameras have a lot of built in functionality. This is especially true of the A7s, which is the model I know best. Even though you can modify picture profiles, manually adjust audio levels and shoot in cropped…
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Voices from the Laundromat

Voices from the Laundromat from Tom Abray on Vimeo. I’m adding some explanation to this post now, in mid-June, after having just recently added some English sub-titles to the French sections of the film. Laundromats were a subject that I…
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