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.)[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/63132038[/vimeo]
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.[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/46812870[/vimeo]
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.