New Year, New Me :) I am now available for freelance work!

Hey Guys,

After working for a year and a half as a fully fledged nine to fiver, shooting promos for QVC and NETPLAY where my commercials were broadcast on Channel 5 and ITV – I have decided to go back to my roots and head back into the realm of freelance :). What this means is that I am now available to shoot during the week - Music Videos, Commercials and Drama (TV and Film) at any time!! So if you have anything coming up do get in contact: ffrenchy@loraineffrench.co.uk

For a sample of my work to date, please see my reels and some of my short films below – as well as check out www.ffrenchboutique.co.uk:

Reels:

Commercial Reel

Music Video Reel

Short Films:

Jehovah and Son

The Violinist

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Check out Jehovah & Son #jandsfilm Entered into #reedfilm Competition plus BTS

Hey Guys,

Check out my latest short Short Film ‘Jehovah and Son’ that i’ve entered into the Reed Film Competition, this years theme is ‘Family Business’ and the film couldn’t be more than 3 mins long:

Jehovah and Son from Loraine ffrench on Vimeo.

A Tsungku Films Production

Jehovah & Son is a short comedic mockumentary. The film depicts the everyday lives of the employees at the Heaven Tree Road branch of the fictional Jehovah & Son Carpenters workshop. On this particular day of filming, news has spread throughout the company that the board of directors are planning to promote Jesus (Will Parker) to branch head, replacing the outgoing Jehovah (Rafe Beckley), leading to jealousy from certain members of the workforce – namely, Judas (Tommie Grabiec).

CAST:
Rafe Beckley as JEHOVAH
Will Parker as JESUS
Tommie Grabiec as JUDAS

PRE PRODUCTION
Writer: Shaun Davis
Producer: Loraine ffrench

PRODUCTION
Director: Loraine ffrench
DOP: Charley Meyer
AC: Will Preisner
SET: Sarah Gobourne
1st AD: E’mya
Sound: Nathaniel Kastoryano

POST:
Editor: Simon Martin
Grade: Anthony Redman
Sound Design: Colin Emmanuel

Logo Designed by Marlando Reece

Special Thanks:
Norman Archer & Donald

Websitehttp://www.ffrenchboutique.co.uk/JandSfilm/

Behind the Scenes:

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Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year

Just wanted to say thank you for reading and supporting me this year and I look forward to bringing you bigger and better next year :)

Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year

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My Contribution to the #XmasAds2013

Hey guys, I had the pleasure of doing the XMAS Campaign for the company I work for, they are currently being broadcast on Channel 5 (SuperCasino) and ITV (Jackpot247) during the shows. I did two versions per show, one that plays from 1st – 15th December and the next from 16th to 15th December.

Below are the links to them, hope they get you into the festive mood (if you aren’t already :) ).

- I’ve just created a Google+ Page, so if you’re on Google+ add me: www.google.com/+ffrenchboutiqueCoUk

Wishing you all a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year :)

 

SC XMAS 1-15 FINAL from Loraine ffrench on Vimeo.

DIR/PROD – Loraine ffrench
DP – Charley Meyer
AC – Will Preiser
PROD ASSISTANT – E'mya
SOUND – Matt Andrews
EDITOR – Simon Martin
GRAPHICS – Chris Butters

SC XMAS 16 – 25 FINAL from Loraine ffrench on Vimeo.

DIR/PROD – Loraine ffrench
DP – Charley Meyer
AC – Will Preiser
PROD ASSISTANT – E'mya
SOUND – Matt Andrews
EDITOR – Simon Martin
GRAPHICS – Chris Butters

JP XMAS 1-15 FINAL from Loraine ffrench on Vimeo.

DIR/PROD – Loraine ffrench
DP – Charley Meyer
AC – Will Preiser
PROD ASSISTANT – E'mya
SOUND – Matt Andrews
EDITOR – Simon Martin
GRAPHICS – Chris Butters

JP XMAS 16-25 FINAL from Loraine ffrench on Vimeo.

DIR/PROD – Loraine ffrench
DP – Charley Meyer
AC – Will Preiser
PROD ASSISTANT – E'mya
SOUND – Matt Andrews
EDITOR – Simon Martin
GRAPHICS – Chris Butters

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‘Gaming on the Move’ Campaign

Hey folks, hope you’ve been enjoying your week so far :)

Below are links to a series of videos belonging to the ‘Gaming on the Move‘ campaign. The reason for the campaign was to get players more involved with using the app/website on their phones and tablets. For Trip, Door, Post and Revolving Door – the tone is slapstick/comedic using the phrase ‘don’t forget to look up‘ as the Tag line –  a little too tongue and cheek for the broadcasters but perfect for viral. Where as ‘Circles‘, is more in the tone of our broadcasters.

Enjoy!

 

JP Gaming on the Move series ‘CIRCLES’ from Loraine ffrench on Vimeo.

Director/Producer – Loraine ffrench
Editor/Camera Op – Simon Martin

JP Gaming on the Move series ‘Trip’ from Loraine ffrench on Vimeo.

Director/Producer: Loraine ffrench
Editor/Camera Op: Simon Martin

JP Gaming on the Move series ‘Post’ from Loraine ffrench on Vimeo.

Director/Producer – Loraine ffrench
Editor/Camera Operator – Simon Martin

JP Gaming on the Move series ‘Revolving Door’ from Loraine ffrench on Vimeo.

Director/Producer – Loraine ffrench
Editor/Camera Operator – Simon Martin

JP Gaming on the Move series ‘Door’ from Loraine ffrench on Vimeo.

Director/Producer – Loraine ffrench
Camera Op/Editor – Simon Martin

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Push and Pull Promos

Something new from me…In the promos below I integrated live action with graphics.

The end result was to make the promos look as though the talent were pushing and pulling graphics into place. Considering that green screen is not my forte, I did a test before we shot as well as many conversations ranging from pulling on a green wardrobe to making polystyrene letters – finally concluding that the talent would pull or push nothing at all – doing it this way meant that the graphics guy would only have to track the hands rather than keying too! It also meant that the talent had to be convincing with their movements and I would have to envision whilst directing where things would be happening and how they were happening – looking at a blank space.

I didn’t shoot on green screen as I knew we were going for a white background, and the best way to get a nice white background is to shoot on white :)

Hope you like the results.

JP Push Pull Welcome Bonus Bet Req from Loraine ffrench on Vimeo.

Producer/Director: Loraine ffrench
Editor: Simon Martin
Graphics: Chris Butters

JP Responsible Gaming Push Pull from Loraine ffrench on Vimeo.

Producer/Director: Loraine ffrench
Editor: Simon Martin
Graphics: Chris Butters

SC FDB Push Pull from Loraine ffrench on Vimeo.

Producer/Director: Loraine ffrench
Editor: Simon Martin
Graphics: Chris Butters

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We Won! #Newchapterfilm wins JURY AWARD!

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My début musical short film New Chapter won the coveted Jury Award at the London International Film Festival, I was ecstatic to be nominated but to win was fantastical :) especially as I didn’t see it coming nor expected it. With this being my first festival and first award ceremony I made sure to take it all in – 3 course meal, glad rags and learned lots about the film festival process.

Overall this has happened so quickly considering that the film was shot and edited this year, I couldn’t have done it without the 30 plus people involved and it feels rather splendid to now be an Award Winning Director, Producer and Production Company – on to the next one :)

 

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Screening details for my short #newchapterfilm

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Hey guys, finally got the details for the screening at the London International Film Festival of my Musical Short Film ‘New Chapter’

Date -18th Oct at Noon for tickets & info head over to – http://goo.gl/Ugyl0g  #spreadtheword

Hope to see you there :)

L’sx

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New Chapter Musical Short Film Nominated and Win a Trip to Las Vegas!

Hey guys, hope you are all well :)

I’ve had some really great news and of course I had to share :)

 

London Film Festival Laurel

****New Chapter Musical Short Film has been Nominated for JURY award and BEST MUSIC award in the London International Film Festival http://londoninternationalfilmfestival.com/2013-nominations/ it is being screened at the festival between 13th – 18th October, will let you know day, time and ticket info once I know.

(For further information on New Chapter head over to: www.ffrenchboutique.co.uk/newchapterfilm)

 

 

- Come follow me @ffrenchboutique my NEW Twitter account

 

Promos: - Here’s the Win A TRIP to Las Vegas Promo that ive recently finished for NetPlay TV, currently broadcast on Channel 5 and ITV

SC Win a Trip to LAS VEGAS from Loraine ffrench on Vimeo.

JP Win a Trip to LAS VEGAS from Loraine ffrench on Vimeo.

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The Violinist #VMShortsVote

Hey guys,

I hope you have all been enjoying the sunshine :) further to my last blog, I have now finished The Violinist and entered it into Virgin Shorts, if you are on Twitter id be grateful if you could cut an paste the following exactly and tweet it please:- #VMShortsVote The Violinist http://shar.es/khxzp via @VMShorts

Watch ‘The Violinist’ Entry below, Directed and Produced by me: http://t.co/wLRuAKEu18

and if you missed it in my last blog, here is the BTS:

Thanking you in advance for your vote

 

L’s

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