Videopia

“If the Academy Awards got you itching to get in front of the camera and finally make it in the movies, then Videopia might well be the perfect first step on the road to Oscar glory.” The Guardian

Videopia + Lighthouse present a sort of sequel to Orbit Ever After

We enjoyed our day trip to Brighton on Sunday 2nd March where we teamed up with the wonderful Lighthouse and the marvellous Jamie Stone to create a very silly spin off to BFI funded space short Orbit Ever After.

A big well done to all our budding young movie stars. We hope you enjoy the end result of your afternoon of DIY film making as much as we enjoyed creating it!

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Videopia + elevenfiftyfive do Jurassic Park

Videopia + elevenfiftyfive do Jurassic Park

We joined forces with elevenfiftyfive today to take part in Huddle at Mindshare. Several hours and a several enthusiastic media folk dressed up as dinosaurs later we screened our miniature masterpiece… a very silly tribute to Jurassic Park! We’ll be uploading it here soon so watch this space. Do take a gander at our facebook page in the meantime.

Videopia at the V&A final cut plus some lovely production stills…

Hope you enjoy it!

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Thanks so much to Eleanor Howarth for taking these fantastic photos for us!

 

 

We followed the yellow brick road to the wonderful world of the V&A…

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Last night we had a fantastic time recreating Hollywood classic, The Wizard of Oz, for the V&A Friday Late Red Carpet event. We used back projected sets painted by the brilliant Rob Mason, who also created our props, while the beautiful costumes were made by my seamstress sister Isabel Knowles.

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We shot the film between from 6.30pm onwards and screened it pretty much as soon as we’d chorused “That’s a wrap!” at 9pm. Thanks to all the brave volunteers/actors who all managed to remember their lines gave star performances. We’ll be editing the film and uploading it onto our YouTube channel very soon. In the meantime take a look at our showreel from a previous festival tour…

Our late night jaunt to the Victoria & Albert museum…

We are delighted that the lovely folks at the V&A have asked us along to their Friday Late event on this week! In honour of Dorothy Gale’s iconic gingham pinnie, (which features in the AMAZING Hollywood Costume exhibition) we are going to shoot a miniature tribute to The Wizard of Oz.

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We will of course need some help remaking this 1939 Hollywood classic, so if you happen to be at a loose end on Friday evening do pop along and join us. We have a homemade Flying Monkey costume with your name written all over it!

ImageThe event is completely free and in addition to perusing the exhibition, you can also enjoy an abundance of music, activities and performance. Oh… there is also a bar, so if you’re camera shy you can stand off set sipping a G&T. Hope to see you there… don’t forget your ruby slippers!

What we’ve been watching…

As the evenings draw in and the persistant rain continues to leak into the hibernating horsebox, we’ve been pining for our festival filled summer. Despite the inevitable changing of the seasons we’ve been keeping ourselves warm and entertained with various cinema trips. We very much enjoyed Holy Motors and Looper but it was Beasts of the Southern Wild  that really blew us away! We were lucky enough to see it last night at a sneak preview screening held at Hackney City Farm.

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This wonderful event was organised by elevenfiftyfive, a great company who “identify the best places within film for brands to connect with audiences in creative ways.” In addition to watching a stunning and eagerly anticipated new film before its release, we also met some lovely farm animals (including Bella the Ginger Pig pictured above) enjoyed a drink courtesy of Rekorderlig cider and ate some delicious BBQ chicken.

ImageBeasts of the Southern Wild will be released by Studio Canal in a cinema near you on Friday. You MUST go and see it on the big screen. We promise you’ll love it as much as we did.

So long, toodle pip and thanks for being fabulous! Finishing our 2012 festival tour…

How has the summer flown by so damn fast? It seems like only yesterday we were chugging up the motorway on our way to Latitude and now we’ve returned from Bestival, put the horesbox into hibernation and hung up our wellies for another year.

We’ve had a tremendous season shooting over 100 movies at 7 festivals. We’ve spent weeks on the road in our stripey horsebox, and enjoyed hours of laughter and silliness with all you lovely people. We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who made our summer so wonderful, from the festival organisers who booked us, to the eager festival goers who starred in our movies.

If you’ve got post festival blues and you’re itching for more filmic frivolity Videopia are available for parties (both with and without the stripey horsebox – depending on the size of your driveway!)  If you fancy some bespoke movie making silliness at your event drop us a line at harry@videopia.co.uk.

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