Tide of Ghosts – Fund Raising

Tide of Ghosts is our big project of 2017! We are just about ready to start filming in July-August.

Tide of Ghosts is a short film project between two best friends, one of which is alive, Andrew, and one a ghost, George. Battling morality, Andrew is faced with finding his best friend’s corpse so that he can move on.

Set in a rundown seaside town, George’s death remains a mystery. With only four weeks before George’s body decomposes, time is of the essence to prevent George’s purgatory.

But before filming, we are calling out for some kind individuals online to help fund the project. Just finishing out University degrees, we don’t have a lot of cash to spare on film projects, however, we feel it incredibly important to pay actors! For that reason, we’ve started a campaign on IndieGoGo.

Tide of Ghosts – Fund Raising Video

If you like the sound of the project and want to support it or share it, you can see visit the IndieGoGo campaign right here:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/tide-of-ghosts-short-drama-film/

If you’d like to stay up to date with the film’s progress, follow it’s Facebook page and Twitter
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TideofGhosts/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/tideofghosts

Our Mental Health Awareness Week 2017

Mental health is incredibly important to us at Bubble Light Productions. Our most recent works have been designed around disorders in mental health, with ‘Harry Bot 9000’, ‘Sea Side’, ‘Oi’, and our latest piece ‘Mental Health Transparency’.

A message from us at Bubble Light, look after your mind. #MHAW17

Mental Health Transparency

Director/Camera/Editor – Seb Cox
Camera Assistant – Sulekha Kaur Takhtar
Runner – Olivia Symonds

Music: Kai Engel – Harbor

As well as the video, we have been creating and encouraging profile picture changes for YOU, where we show you how to make a Facebook profile picture just like in the video. We even made you a video tutorial on how to do it.

Tutorial – Mental Health Profile Pictures

 

Here are our previous films based on mental health, each to their own genre:

Harry Bot 9000

Sea Side

Oi

Vlog: UniTV goes to NaSTA 2017

We documented our National Student Television Association (NaSTA) trip to Birmingham with UniTV (University of Sussex Student Television) and want to take you along for the ride! The event will be held closely within our hearts.

We hope you enjoy the video

UniTV goes to NaSTA 2017 [VLOG]

We had a fabulous time, special thanks to the #NaSTA2017 team that put it together!

Celebrating, as seen in the video, that UniTV did amazingly well at NaSTA this year:

Winner of Best Cinematography, Beautiful Corps.
Winner of Best Drama, Beautiful Corps.
Winner of Best Factual, Science Uncovered
Winner of Best Marketing
Highly Commended Special Recognition
Highly Commended Title Sequence, Science Uncovered

Massive thank you to everyone that has worked on the projects, those that came along to the event, GuildTV and NaSTA teams that arranged the fantastic weekend!

Music:
00:5902:29 Midnight Faces – Feeling Like A Stranger
03:0604:10 Young Mister -Anybody Out There
06:4907:31 Osaka – Weights
07:3410:29 A-Gon – Her Smile
10:3115:08 Broke For Free – Golden Hour
15:0818:41 Sappheiros – In This Moment
21:1223:00 Dream Beaches – Habits
22:5825:13 NoSo – I Love the Mountains

Keep up to date with UniTV at:
Email: unitvlive@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/unitvlive
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/unitvlive
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/unitv

Incredible results at NaSTA 2017

Last weekend the UniTV and Bubble Light Productions teams went to the National Student Television Awards (NaSTA) 2017.

Meeting inspirational speakers, making new contacts and finding that we did exceptionally well at the awards was a bonus to spending an exciting weekend with some of my closest friends!

Here are the incredible list of awards that we won at the event!

Winner Best Drama: ‘UniTV Does Black Mirror
Winner Best Cinematography: ‘UniTV Does Black Mirror
Winner Best Factual: ‘How Many Particles Are You Made Of?
Winner Best Marketing
Highly Commended Best Title Sequence: ‘Science Uncovered
Highly Commended Special Recognition

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The pride I have for our small but family-like station is beyond words.
To everyone that helped out with any of the productions submitted to NaSTA, congratulations for stepping outside of your comfort zone and pushing yourself, I certainly thank you for it!

You can check out the award winning projects here:

UniTV Does Black Mirror: Beautiful Corps.

Science Uncovered: How Many Particles Are You Made Of?

Science Uncovered Motion Graphic

We certainly had a great time at the awards…

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Photo Credit: Harry Fender, Katie Packer and Tom Ballantyne

We’re off to NaSTA 2017!

We’re heading to the National Student Television Association (NaSTA) awards for a third year in a row, to represent the University of Sussex’s student TV Channel UniTV!

I have been part of UniTV for three years and have proudly worked on over 60 of their projects alongside my degree.

NaSTA is always an exciting time where student television stations from across the UK get to mingle, knowledge trade and set up connections for future collaborations. Workshops held by industry professionals are always a delight to attend to get a taste of different job roles and routes in you can take.

This year we are thankful the conference is further down south (ish) in Birmingham… the past two years it has taken place in Leeds and Preston, although by the forecast, yet again the weather will be damp AGAIN!

Nevertheless, we are looking forward to the event. I will be representing the following nominations:
UniTV Does Black Mirror: Beautiful Corps. – Best Drama Nomination
UniTV Does Black Mirror: Beautiful Corps. – Best Cinematography Nomination
UniTV Does Black Mirror: Beautiful Corps. – Best Writing Nomination
Cage The Elephant – Black Widow (Music Video) – Best Post-Production Nomination
Science Uncovered – Best Factual Nomination
Science Uncovered – Best Title Sequence Nomination
Seb Cox – Best On-Screen Male Nomination
UniTV – Best Broadcaster Nomination

We’ll keep you updated with the results and will be documenting our adventures at the event!

Best Comedy at Screentest 2017

Last weekend we had an amazing time at Screentest: The UK’s National Student Film Festival. We got to watch some truly fantastic short films made by the UK’s best filmmaker students.

We were also lucky enough to have THREE films screen at the festival this year:
Harry Bot 9000
Seagull Man: The Brighton Superhero
Of Monsters and Men – Mountain Sound [Music Video]

‘Seagull Man: The Brighton Superhero’ was crowned WINNER of BEST COMEDY! ‘Seagull Man’ was up against incredible films, some of which were BAFTA nominees. So it was a surprise to us that it won; we were left beaming.

Seagull Man The Brighton Superhero Winner Best Comedy

On top of it all, Harry Bot 9000 came SECOND PLACE in BEST FILM by half a point, claiming it’s spot as Highly Commended at the 2017 festival.

Harry Bot 9000 Highly Commended Best Film

We have been absolutely blown away by the response we have had for our films and are incredibly grateful to the festival for making us feel so welcome and putting on a heartwarming event. We can’t wait for the next one!

Nominated for Best Film and much more…

We were astounded with some incredible news earlier this week received regarding our submissions to Screentest: The UK’s National Student Film Festival.

We are delighted to say that Harry Bot 9000 had been nominated for four awards, Best Drama, Best Script, Best Score and Best Film!

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Seagull Man: The Brighton Superhero, nominated for Best Comedy and Committee’s Choice!

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Of Monsters and Men – Mountain Sound [Music Video], nominated for Best Animation/Music Video

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We are looking forward to the event no matter what the outcome of the nominations. Screentest is one of our favourite film festivals as it promotes the Nation’s best student short film content, showing the uncensored creative minds of youth. There are always some incredible gems of young talent scattered in the festival, and it’s a great place to discover them.

If you want to purchase your own ticket for the event, you can find a link to do so here: http://ow.ly/ukpA309fP8k

Black Mirror inspired short film…

For the past few months I have been working with UniTV in pre-production for their latest short film, inspired by Black Mirror.

It seems to be a common trend with UniTV, where I take the rains of a crazy idea and everyone joins the madness with their hearts and passions burning strong.

With the latest short, we aim to highlight a dark reality about our world with a reflection of a possible near future. Much like with Black Mirror, technology has gone too far, but not far enough for it to be impossible…

Over the past week, we have been in the production stage, before the break for Christmas. On set, I have been working as Director and Director of Photography. Here are a collection of my favourite stills from the project so far!

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Can’t wait to reveal more in the coming weeks.

Cage The Elephant Music Video

It’s been a very long time since the Bubble Light Productions crew made a music video, too long in fact!

With this in mind, we went about making a music video for ‘Cage The Elephant – Black Widow’. Being October-November during pre-production and production, we were heavily inspired by our surroundings. We’d always wanted to make a piece that embraces the colours of Autumn, for this reason we did our best to write a music video that worked around the Autumn theme.

Where are we at now?

All the filming is wrapped, now it’s too the edit, grade and visual effects lab to finish the piece!

Here are some sneaky screenshots from the test grade, we hope you’re looking forward to the result as much as we are!

We’ve even got a sneak peak at one of the previs, visual effects scenes as a BTS GIF…

We’ve had an absolutely incredible team working on this project.
Here are the incredibly talented people that have worked on the project so far:

Director/Cinematographer/Visual FX – Seb Cox
Fight Director – Chrissie Chanel
Winter – Saskia Lane
Autumn – Brett Mayers
Winter Makeup – Jess Jennings
Autumn Makeup – Keziah Greenwood
1st AD – Misha Mikucki
Runner/BTS – Teodora Preda
Camera Assistant – Chayanee Niljianskul
Spark – Ilinca Nanu
Spark -Robin Baxter