Category Archives: Film Projects

The Raven On The Jetty – Vlog 27 Sound Dubbing

The final stage of the technical process of making a film, prior to final mastering of the various outputs for theatrical, broadcast and web distribution, is the sound dubbing – or sound mixing. Sound is a critical component in many films, but particularly in The Raven On The Jetty. The importance I have placed on […]

The Raven On The Jetty Vlog 26: Test Cinema Screening

We are inching our way to the completion of The Raven On The Jetty. In this Vlog, Erik Knudsen and Mark Duggan talk about the cinema projection test screening of the film. This was a test screening done at the Odeon Printworks in Manchester. The gold standard for the grading of the film and checking […]

The Raven On The Jetty Vlog 25: Colour Grading

In this Vlog, Erik Knudsen and Mark Duggan explain the process of colour grading for The Raven On The Jetty; this is one of the final stages in the post-production process that involves balancing all the colours and exposures of the shots and selecting an overall visual pallet for the film. By giving a few […]

The Raven On The Jetty Vlog 24: Stuart Samuels on Visual Effects

As part of the ongoing production of Erik Knudsen’s feature film, The Raven On The Jetty, our Vlogs continue to give some insight into the process of making the film and the people involved in the project. In this Vlog, Stuart Samuels talks about his involvement in the creation of visual effects and titles for […]

The Raven On The Jetty Vlog 23: Editing Part 2

Editing a film is one of the most enjoyable parts of the process of making a film. In fact, it is one of the key things that makes a film what it is: the juxtaposition of imagery in time. Following on from Vlog 22, in which Erik Knudsen discusses some aspects of the technical process […]

The Raven On The Jetty Vlog 22: Editing Part 1

In the first of two Vlogs about the editing process, Erik Knudsen talks about the tools he is using for the editing of The Raven On The Jetty and how these tools allow him to work creatively with the material he has before him. In particular, he discusses Apple’s new Final Cut Pro X software […]

Creation of Animation Sequences for The Raven On The Jetty: Vlog 21

In Erik Knudsen’s forthcoming feature film, The Raven On The Jetty, the main character, Thomas, played by Connor O’Hara, regularly plays a game on his tablet and on a couple of occasions this game is seen in the film. We decided to open up this part of the project to students and had discussions with […]

Animations for The Raven On The Jetty

Yesterday, we took delivery of a series of animation clips which will form part of a tablet game that the main character, Thomas, plays in Erik Knudsen’s film, The Raven On The Jetty. Commissioned from Brooksby Melton College, the work formed a live brief assignment for HND Animation students at the College. We supplied them […]

The Raven On The Jetty Vlog 20: Stills Photographer Profile

We were very pleased that stills photographer, Richard Mulhearn, was able to join the production and take photographs of the process. In this latest Vlog, Richard talks about his work as a photographer and also discusses what was involved in taking photographs for The Raven On The Jetty. From the album covers of the 1990s, […]

The Raven On The Jetty Vlog 19: Final Days of Principal Photography

This Vlog documents the final days of principal photography on my forthcoming feature film, The Raven On The Jetty. This was an amazing shoot on so many levels, made possible by a wonderful cast, dedicated crew and warm help from very many people in Cumbria. The footage is looking great and the editing has started. […]