Film

This page shows everything I have written, edited or project managed on the subject of Film:


Samsung advertorial feature for Gizmodo, T3 and TechRadar (February 2013):
 
Creating a movie masterpiece on your Note II
As phone cameras have improved, more and more people are using their camera phones to not only film their lives, but to then edit this footage, add special effects and soundtracks and even enter the results in international film competitions.



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PC Plus magazine (Issue 314 - November 2011) feature on home cinema:
 
Inside tomorrow’s home cinema
Can traditional cinemas hope to compete in an age when audiences can access media any time, anywhere? Jamie Middleton investigates.





This was also converted into online form for TechRadar.com.


Tags:  PC Plus  Features  Technology  Writing  Consumer  Magazines  Film  Television  Video  3D  





PC Plus magazine (Issue 310 - July 2011) feature on 3D:
 
Why 3D is important


This was also converted into online form for TechRadar.com.


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Freelance DVD review writing for online music retailer Pricestorm for publishing agency Think Lateral (from June 2003 to July 2003):
 
Pricestorm
Storming offers on all our top titles


Tags:  Pricestorm  Advertorials  Film  Writing  Consumer  Programmes/brochures  Television  Entertainment  Reviews  





Editorial co-ordinator for TV7 magazine which was sent to all the million+ subscribers to television subscription service ITV Digital (from September 2001 to May 2002) for contract publishing agency Just Customer Communication:
 
TV7
ITV Digital’s weekly television listing magazine





I ensured the editorial process ran smoothly for a team of twenty people. As well as co-ordinating the workflow from initial copy chasing to proofing the layouts, I liased between the editorial department, production department and the printers.

Tags:  TV7  Television  Editing  Consumer  Magazines  Film  Lifestyle  





Writer and later content editor for ONnet , the ONdigital website – the first interactive web portal accessible through a television (from October 2000 to June 2001):
 
ONnet
Interactive internet television from ONDigital


I specialised in television highlights but also worked with video, game, music reviews, celebrity gossip, home and garden advice, health tips, car reviews, music and arts listings.

I also ensured a smooth editorial workflow by tracking the editorial process from chasing copy and pictures to preparing the finished layouts.

Tags:  ONnet  Television  Editing  Consumer  Websites  Lifestyle  Cars  Entertainment  Film  Project management  Art  Music  Writing  





Writer and occasional film listings editor for Buzz - a Cardiff-based entertainment listings magazine (From August 1999 March 2000):
 
Buzz
South Wales' Entertainment guide


I contributed CD, book and film reviews, andinterviewed visiting celebrities e.g. Ian Mcshane. I also edited the film listings pages.

Tags:  Buzz  Reviews  Entertainment  Writing  Consumer  Magazines  Interviews  Nightlife  Video  Film  Literature  Editing  





Weekly video reviewer for the Big Issue Cymru magazine (from February 1998 to October 1998):
 
Big Issue Cymru





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Air Force One (Buena Vista Home Entertainment) (15) ****
Her Majesty Mrs Brown (Buena Vista Home Entertainment) (PG) ****
American Buffalo (Film Four Distributors) (15) ****

This week we have so many would-be block-busters that Bob Holness would probably be interested.

First up there is Air Force One. Harrison Ford plays President Marshall loved by all good decent Americans. Unfortunately evil nasty communists don’t love him and hijack his plane. The terrorists are led by Gary Oldman who overacts for Mother Russia. A very good action film, there are superb aeroplane sequences, real tension, and because it's American, occasional glitches of sickly patriotism. But then Harrison Ford is so believable in his good president role that God help Bill Clinton should Harrison ever decide to dabble in politics.

From American democracy to the English Monarchy now in Her Majesty Mrs Brown. This film has so many different charms it could open its own gift shop and like a successful Fly-fisher it's all down to skilful casting. Judi Dench plays a grieving Queen Victoria like she’s been crying for the past three months in preparation for the role and if anyone can think of a better person for the job of playing an irreverent headstrong Scottish man than Billy Connolly I personally take my sporran off to them. History has never been so much fun.

Out to buy on video, from the writer of the Untouchables, is American Buffalo. Dustin Hoffman and Dennis Franz star in this adaptation of the American play about two small time hustlers planning to steal someone’s coin collection. The dialogue is so well written and the main characters react to each other so believably it's like they've known each other for decades. If you want to see the rotten side of American realistically portrayed get this film.

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