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By April 4, 20132 Comments

On Tuesday night I was privileged to host a new initiative from the Light House Cinema chain — a brief survey of a director’s career prior to a special preview of their latest film. In this case, the director was Danny Boyle and his new film, Trance, will be reviewed here on Monday. I had a jolly good time re-watching the films and sourcing clips and even managed to produce this little montage video by way of introduction. (Warning: the audio is the opening monologue from Trainspotting and so is almost certainly NSFW.)



It’s not the first time that I have fooled around with iMovie this way. Last year I was asked by Downstage Theatre to produce a short video introducing Sam Neill before his fundraiser Q&A, An Innocent Abroad.



They are very enjoyable, these little projects, even though I have to re-learn iMovie every time I do them. Perhaps, if I don’t get one of the two dream jobs I want here in New Zealand I could be put to work on those In Memoriam videos they play at the Oscars every year.


  • dfmamea says:

    nice work, Dan. both montages made me want to rewatch those films (gah, if only i had time).

    and a belated — and likely unhelpful — vote for you to continue to share on this blog. however/wherever you go, you’ve got a reader here who’ll continue to follow you (until a restraining order may be required).


    • Dan says:

      Hi David

      Heard your interview on Arts on Sunday. I hope you have a fantastic season of Goodbye MF.

      Thanks for all your support here,