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Chris Jones Podcast

I have just done a PodCast interview for a film maker called Matt Morreale, at Yoga Maya Films. We had a good old chat over Skype for about 35 minutes and I hope Matt has been able to cut something useful from my comments. If you want to hear this interview, and Matt has others […]

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DIY mass DVD Duplication

Things are kicking off this end. One thing that has always eaten into my creative time is making DVD’s. So I am biting the bullet and making my own DVD duplicator. This is for all sorts of stuff, but I am looking now to the future with ‘Gone Fishing’ and ‘RocketBoy’. In my experience, people […]

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Total Film Three Part Feature

Now that the three part Total Film Articles, written by team Living Spirit, are no longer on the shelves, we have uploaded the whole lot to our website. That’s 26 Pages of starter tips and hints for making your first short film. It’s a 12mb PDF download and you can get it here… Onward and […]

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Rocketboy rewrite begins

I am working on the screenplay for Rocketboy today, and going over my notes from the reading last weekend. Two further things have since struck me. I can’t express just how valuable it was to hear my dialogue read out loud. It really does take on a new life – on the page and in […]

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Rocketboy Readthrough

Yesterday we did an actors read-through for Rocketboy – organised by my good friend, casting director Cathy Arton, it was a long but revealing and emotionally overwhelming day. At Ealing studios, around 15 actors of all ages, sat in a large circle and performed the script. One actor read the ‘narration’ (descriptions and slug lines) […]

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The Sky Is The Limit

I have been researching into private rocketry for Rocketboy and saw a wonderful doc about Burt Rattan and his SpaceShipOne, and how he won the $10m X prize. This was a privately funded group of dedicated experts who built the first private spaceship, got it into space and then brought it, and it’s passengers back […]

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