Below are features that have been produced by Dead Ayr Productions in their entirety.
A video on Remembrance created using stock footage and After Effects.
Why The Coloured Glasses is a short documentary about the learning disability Meares Irlen Syndrome. This is a condition that I was diagnosed with in my 30's and had no knowledge of it prior and the visual disturbances that I experienced to me were normal. I thought there may be others out there who may have the same symptoms and not realise there is something that can help improve the quality of their life and by showing those who do not have it what a sufferer may see would help with awareness. The film was shot in February 2015 in Greenock and Irvine with a crew from the HND TV course at West College Scotland.
This is from the High Velocity Album launch by Scott Nicol and the Limitless Sky along with a stunning array of support acts at the Beanscene in Ayr. This was shot using two static camcorders and a handheld DSLR. The audio was blended together using audio from the Zoom H2N that was at the front of the stage to capture the crowd, a line feed from the mixing board into a Tascam DR60 and bringing in sections from the onboard microphones to fill out the sound as required.
First Impressions: Skin Deep follows the journey of a young man as he goes to get a tattoo and explores the prejudices associated with tattoos, and how people's perceptions are influenced whether consciously or subconsciously. This was a graded project for my HNC year which received an A Grade. It was filmed using a JVC 150HD using LED lights and was edited on Vegas Studio. The timelapse was recorded using a Canon DSLR with a zoom lens.
The shorter version of the promo video for Freckfest, Irvine in 2013 with locations around Irvine and the on screen talent from Kelles Belles. The decision to make this edit was that the original was a bit long for some people so a shorter snappier version was cut to catch peoples attention with the full length version as it was requested by the Freckfest team was also available.
The full version of the Freckfest Promo including a slide show dedicated to the man that inspired the festival with a range of music custom written by Alan Stares. This project was commissioned to promote the return of a music festival to Irvine and was inspired by the Charlies Angels tv show. It was filmed in and around Irvine in one day with a few near misses with people paying more attention to the girls rather than where they were going. The sound effects and the storyline were influenced by retro gaming with the story being similar to the Blue Brothers game on the megadrive and the power up sound effects when they collected equipment being inspired by the Shinobi game. It was filmed using two camcorders and edited on Vegas Studio.
An acoustic session and interview with Scott Nicol filmed on location at Irvine Beat FM on the Ronnie McGhie show. This was a last minute shoot as Ronnie asked on facebook if anyone could help him out and I volunteered. It was shot using two camcorders and additional audio being recorded on a Zoom H2N which was blended with the onboard microphone recordings in post. The biggest issue in this shoot was when the heavy rain started as the studio is in a portacabin the noise that sounded like static hiss was horrendous, it took me a few moments to realise it was rain and not a technical issue. It was edited on Vegas Studio with the graphics added to cover other commercial music being played.
A short pilot for a sitcom based around technical support staff at a college. This was produced as part of an NC course. I won't mention how much influence came from watching the IT Crowd but if you guessed a lot you wouldn't be far off. I like to keep this film up here as while I didn't know as much as I do now, and the production values by comparative standard are low, I still like the storyline and what can only be described as some very cheesy jokes.