Terry Cooper has written up a “warts and all” update of how the film shoot went, hot on the heels of the final scenes being “in the can”. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1962670634/offworld-british-scifi-feature-film/posts/1870713 I watched the whole shoot from afar as I was not able to get to the set. It was a strange Continue Reading
http://accentukcomics.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/victoriana-cancellation.html?m=1 Accent UK, one of the bastions of the UK indie comics scene, have canceled their long awaited “Victoriana” anthology. As a veteran of the anthology-space myself, and a contributor to previous Accent UK anthologies including Victoriana, I know just how hard the marketplace can be for anthology books. It Continue Reading
Since the Offworld shoot, I’ve been hungry for my next screen-writing fix. At the moment I’m working on two ideas with cast and crew from Offworld – a Batman “fan film” and an Edwardian ghost story. Dyffryn Gardens is a staple filming location for BBC Wales, having been used in Continue Reading
Just found out that there will be an audiobook of Shadows and Teeth Volume 2 – Exciting!
The main OffWorld shoot begins today. Or, more accurately, “Five days of do or die filming begin today”. The crew are already on location and have already started shooting scenes as I write this. They need to do an incredible amount – the schedule we have means trying to do Continue Reading
There are currently three versions of Bubble available. Version 1: The classic plain-text markup based comic book script app, with a live preview. Version 1.5: The classic plain-text markup based comic book script app, enhanced with a script navigator. Version 2.1: The WYSIWYG comic book script editor What is the Continue Reading
It’s my birthday today. For a lot of writers (or at least a lot of the writers I know), birthdays are a time when you take a look at what you’ve achieved so far in your writing career and what you’ve got coming up. It can be a bit of a Continue Reading
I like using WordPress post formats, especially for embedding audio and video. However, what I don’t like is that the only way to get the video, audio, or other piece of embedded media to show on your homepage and category pages is to output the entire content of the post. Continue Reading
Yesterday, I received possibly the best piece of writing advice ever. I will share it with no one.
If you’ve been keeping up with the evolution of the Polymath theme, you might have noticed that things have gone a little.. blue. (Or, if you’re catching up late, then there’s a good chance that the blog has changed to a different colour entirely… being mercurial is a part of Continue Reading
Finding the right theme for your WordPress site is hard. One of the most difficult things, I think, is working out which features are free and which features you are going to pay for. A lot of developers fail to make it clear and you can waste a lot of time Continue Reading
We made a spaceship. Well, Terry Cooper and a team of really hard working set-builders built a spaceship. I mostly sat at my desk at home and posted things like “Is the space ship ready yet?” on Facebook. Still, everyone has their part to play.
Yesterday was the first day of shooting for Offworld and the first time crew and ship had come together. Terry’s been keeping the final look under wraps even from me, so the pictures in the gallery below really are the first time we’ve had sight of what the interior of the Tantalus II looks like.
There’s a retro vibe to the ship interior that I absolutely love and I think anyone watching would be hard-pressed to say that anything looks “low budget”. There’s a layer of CG and post-processing to go on yet as well, lighting up screens and consoles and obviously putting the all-important space field outside the windows.
The Tantatlus II looks almost too good to crash. But crash she will…
My new WordPress theme, polymath, is very close to completion. Mobile testing is now complete and I’m happy with the layouts. The key break point is for small tablets; anything smaller than that gets the “mobile” single-column version and anything larger gets a multi-column version. Widget areas and Masonry layout Continue Reading