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So tired of lugging huge gear bags and 9kg weights for my 8ft Kessler Jib, I decided to make a mini-Jib. I did some quick mock-ups to work out the optimum lengths, camera travel and balance weights then cut metal! jib01. All the contact surfaces have PTFE sheet fitted for super smooth action and ...
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Thanks to Variable for this fine collection of doggy slow-mo's! About the film: “Learn more about SHAKE the book: ShakeTheBook.com. See the photography series: CarliDavidson.com. Shake off all the worries on your mind and smile! The dogs featured in SHAKE are simply here to offer you a couple ...
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Storyboards for new film. Its a gritty short with some original music and a little twist. I plan to use my new dolly track for some key scenes. Extras will also be needed for some scenes, more details coming soon… storyboard_FB ...
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Storyboards for new film. Its a gritty short with some original music and a little twist. I plan to use my new dolly track for some key scenes. Extras will also be needed for some scenes, more details coming soon… storyboard_FB ...
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Adapted my kessler crane to have central mount on tripod and new ball-head carrier for my FS700
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The fine chaps at Digital Filmmaker magazine have written a feature on my recent film “Stop the Dog”. Rob Clymo [the editor] liked the film, and after a couple of emails, he put me in touch with Jon Towlson who wrote the feature. A couple of mails later Jon suggested adding some of my rig ...
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A challenging afternoon was had testing my DIY dolly track. On the whole it worked OK and was relatively quick to set-up on uneven ground. The difficulties came about from the joints separating 2-3mm every time the dolly went over them. This may have been caused by the excessive flex in the ...
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The DIY dolly track is coming along nicely. I have re-designed the wheel configuration for better stability and smoothing of bumps, added an adjustable height seat, a tie-down for the tripod and a rose-jointed T-bar for pushing/pulling from either end. Planning a test run very soon [just need ...
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A fisheye view of the surface of Titan. This mosaic, created by the Huygens lander, is the view from about 3 miles above the surface. I'm working on a story about Titan right now so thought I'd share this image of the surface, because it's amazing that we have an image of Titan's surface!
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I am an independent film-maker specialising in filming outside locations
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Creative and challenging film projects are a passion. If i need a special rig for a shoot - i will make it.

I also like coffee, a lot.

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Mini-Jib - Alec Birkbeck
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So tired of lugging huge gear bags and 9kg weights for my 8ft Kessler Jib, I decided to make a mini-Jib. I did some quick mock-ups to work o

DIY 6m dolly-track test - Alec Birkbeck
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A challenging afternoon was had testing my DIY dolly track. On the whole it worked OK and was relatively quick to set-up on uneven ground. T

More gratuitous doggy slow-mo - Alec Birkbeck
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Thanks to Variable for this fine collection of doggy slow-mo's! About the film: “Learn more about SHAKE the book: ShakeTheBook.com. See the

Latest pics of my dolly track - Alec Birkbeck
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The DIY dolly track is coming along nicely. I have re-designed the wheel configuration for better stability and smoothing of bumps, added an

Need a new pencil - Alec Birkbeck
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Storyboards for new film. Its a gritty short with some original music and a little twist. I plan to use my new dolly track for some key scen

Need a new pencil - Takeitoutsidefilms
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Storyboards for new film. Its a gritty short with some original music and a little twist. I plan to use my new dolly track for some key scen

“Stop the Dog” at the Saltaire Arts Festival - Takeitoutsidefilms
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The kind people at the Saltaire Arts Festival are showing my film “Stop the Dog”, along with some others from local filmmakers and students.

The shoulder rig… - Takeitoutsidefilms
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I am working on a film that follows a guy walking and running through town. So I need to build a shoulder rig to carry my FS700. I like the

Latest pics of my dolly track - Takeitoutsidefilms
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The DIY dolly track is coming along nicely. I have re-designed the wheel configuration for better stability and smoothing of bumps, added an

What do dogs think… - Takeitoutsidefilms
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Cool dog film with mellow soundtrack. Video by Daniel Koren: danielkoren.net want an mp3 of the music? email me “I want dogs” at kordaniel@g

Top Blog 2013: Stop The Dog
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Before we get started on our latest Top Blog, can we all just agree that Harvey Waggington is quite possibly the best dog name ever? We're a

Stop the Dog. by Alec Birkbeck - Watch Free Short Film Online
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A story which follows the exciting adventures of a clumsy, but lovable...

The making of “Stop the Dog” starring Harvey Waggington. - Takeitoutside...
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Whilst filming in a forest for another project, we had numerous interruptions from passing dogs and walkers. Some of them chased our team an

Recording the soundtrack to “Stop the Dog” - Takeitoutsidefilms
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Had a wonderful time this morning recording the soundtrack to the short film “Stop the Dog”. We were fortunate to have Steel City Sax of She

The making of Jaws - Takeitoutsidefilms
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If you have 21/2 hours to spare and you loved JAWS, then I highly recommend watching this documentary. It contains some great footage of how

Make the Move [short edit] submitted to Virgin Media Shorts - Takeitouts...
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Last year, James Day and I made a unique MTB film set on Ilkley Moor and Esholt Forest. It took quite a bit of post-production, but I think

Make the Move
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A simple mountain bike ride out on the moors leads to a disturbing challenge...

Music score for “Stop the Dog” - Takeitoutsidefilms
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Been working on the music score for the short film “Stop the Dog”. We are collaborating with a guy called Nick Salmon who is writing the sco

District 9 – original film was a 5 min short - Takeitoutsidefilms
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District 9, Neill Blomkamp's 2009 sci-fi thriller, was thought by many to be one of the most original and fascinating movies of the decade.