Low light tests – Canon 550D T2i Magic Lantern 2.3 Flaat 10

Took the crop sensor 550D out for a spin using some cheapo lenses I got from Ebay. Thought I’d test the undercranking available with ML 2.3 while I was at it. Primrose Hill and Camden Town. Shot the footage at the lowest light of the evening/ night just to push it to the limit 🙂

Male to Female Prosthetic App – Timelapse


Check out this exclusive behind the scenes video from our recent short film debut ‘The Tribunal‘.

The video shows the SFX Make-up application for our main Actor, well actually the only actor on the film, Timothy Weston.

Jamey Leigh Weber our supervisor of make-up repurposed and expertly applied a latex application from a previous production that was not actually modelled or specified for our lead actor Timothy, the application took around 2 ½ hrs from start to finish, don’t worry we wouldn’t expect you to sit in front of your monitor for long so we have condensed the process down for your viewing pleasure, so kick back and enjoy!

Dreamscape Pictures


Special Feature… THE TRIBUNAL [Short Film] – Plot Map

The Tribunal - Plot Map

Nice and clear… (click image to enlarge, or enrage, depending on your point of view)

We recently wrote, filmed and produced a (two minute twenty seconds) film for the national Virgin Media Shorts film competition. Filmed on a budget of £200 and one Canon 550D over the course of four days, shooting over 600 shots and with only one actor (playing six roles).  A nice little workout.

We are fans of films that are generous with the information conveyed through the photography, editing, design and sound and kept to that principle with this short piece. Hopefully the more you watch it the more you will see. We will be updating the website at with updates from the production of the film, a make up application timelapse, a blooper reel (hopefully), notes on sound design, symbolism, special effects and more.

This is our first foray into releasing films in this format so we hope you find it illuminating…

You can watch the short film on the VMS website via this link: THE TRIBUNAL

After you watch the film, please share it, tweet it (using the tweet button under the video) so it gets spread far and wide, honest feedback is also always appreciated!



Simon, Dreamscape Pictures.


Dreamscape Pictures Presents… ‘The Tribunal’

Well here it is, all shot with one 550D and done over the course of the week. And by ‘done’ I mean you could fit the script conception all the way through to the final render into a one week period. That’s how we roll.

The film was made for the Virgin Media Shorts competition and one of the criteria is that it must be no longer than two minutes twenty seconds. Not our favourite length of time to tell a story but we still made it happen. Please watch the video, share it, tweet it and so on. The more exposure the better!

The Tribunal

P.S. We will be posting articles about the production process, from conception through to foley, sound design, special effects choices, budget, behind the scenes videos, bloopers etc over the coming weeks, so stay tuned!

Again, thank you for reading and we hope you enjoy the movie!

Dreamscape Pictures.


The Object – Pre-Production Sneak Peak!

Hi all, Simon here. Just a little fun development update. This a sneak shot at something I’m working on with Blender . It’s for the indie film project that we recently announced, I can say no more at this time, expect lots more by the beginning of 2012 however 🙂


Love Hope & Strength – Charity Viral

A short viral video, produced by Dreamscape Pictures for the Love, Hope & Strength charity, the worlds leading rock n roll cancer foundation.