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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Free 4K bokeh effect - golden hues

Here is my latest 4K stock footage clips. It's probably best used as a backdrop or compositing element. As with all my clips, it features real natural light and objects, no plug ins, no CGI.

As always, it is available for free via Creative Commons, details below.

I collect all my light leaks and clips on a special page where there are MORE FREE DOWNLOADS, so bookmark it. So far, my light leaks have been downloaded well over 700,000 times! And used in TV shows on NatGeo, Discovery and BBC1. As well as games, apps, movie trailers and indie films.







This is one continuous clip. So you composite it over other shots, use it as a background for text or speed it up for even more different looks. It is a large MP4 file, but I aimed to compress it as little as possible to retain the quality

Download here (175MB) - http://www.mediafire.com/file/47m6j33m90b9cfp/4K_Gold_Shiny_Bokeh.mp4

If you are using these clips for a commercial project with a budget then get in touch. I make the leaks free for non-commercial use (short films etc). Creative Commons details on the main page.

If HD leaks are of interest to you (under the same conditions) then I have loads here.

If you want to do me a favour because of all this cool stuff - that would be great too. Cheers. A few suggestions...


If you are super kind and get something out of using these then please donate a small amount via the button below...





Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Merry Christmas - my movie 2017




Yes, it is that season again already! Time for my Christmas film. Amazingly, I've been doing this ‘cinematic' nonsense for over a decade now. And still everyone is just too damn polite to tell me to stop. Suckers!

WATCH IT ABOVE OR VIA THIS LINK = https://youtu.be/5398bD-TzjU 

Anyway, this year I thought I would experiment with the new piece of software from Adobe called Character Animator. And combine that with my own slightly downbeat yuletide vibe that has become the overall theme of these Christmas movies! An unusual mix, combining to form the epic short movie; “Angry Christmas Objects" Enjoy!

And if you missed last year’s short film, it was a fantastic one take wonder, featuring a brilliant young actress - https://youtu.be/6Eh15sHzAmA 

Cheers to Emily Gilbert for the illustration of myself, which is from the book The UK Scriptwriters Survival Handbook. Just one of many bits of Tim Clague merchandise that you can now festoon your home with. All of them are equally useful in portraying yourself as classy, fashionably creative, an intellectual and wealthy enough to waste money on kids films and books et cetera! Genius.

But if you are interesting in scriptwriting at all, I would make a special plug for our newest book; “Write a Script in 10 Weeks” which may prove a handy guide for kicking of 2018 in a creative manner.

Have a cool yule and a cheery new year!

Sunday, December 03, 2017

Free to download 4K Gold Shimmer clip - very sparkly, shiny and Christmassy

Here is my latest 4K light leak. Well, its not quite a light leak. It's more of a backdrop or compositing tool. However, as always, it features real natural light and objects, no plug ins, no CGI.

As with all my clips, it is available for free via Creative Commons, details below.

I collect all my light leaks on a special page where there are MORE FREE DOWNLOADS, so bookmark it. So far my light leaks have been downloaded well over 700,000 times! And used in TV shows on NatGeo, Discovery and BBC1. As well as games, apps, movie trailers and indie films.







This is one continuous clip. So you composite it over other shots, use it as a background for text or speed it up for even more different looks. It is a large MP4 file, I tried to compress it as little as possible to retain the quality

Download here (175MB) - http://www.mediafire.com/file/iz7mdhcve1eceen/4K_Gold_Sparkle.mp4

If you are using these clips for a commercial project with a budget then get in touch. I make the leaks free for non-commercial use (short films etc). Creative Commons details on the main page.

If HD leaks are of interest to you (under the same conditions) then I have loads here.

If you want to do me a favour because of all this cool stuff - that would be great too. Cheers. A few suggestions...


If you are super kind and get something out of using these then please donate a small amount via the button below...




Thursday, September 21, 2017

Real light leak wipes to download - 4K

Here is my latest 4K light leak. It features real natural light, no plug ins, no CGI.

As with all my leaks, it is available for free via Creative Commons, details below.

I collect all my light leaks on a special page where there are MORE FREE DOWNLOADS, so bookmark it. So far my light leaks have been downloaded well over 700,000 times! And used in TV shows on NatGeo, Discovery and BBC1. As well as games, apps, movie trailers and indie films.







THERE ARE SIX CLIPS IN THIS ONE DOWNLOAD, so that adds a lot of variety. And, in your edit package, you can alter the speed of the clips (or reverse it) then you can create even more different looks. As they get very bright for a few frames, you can composite them over cuts (maybe use 'screen' mode) to create more interesting transitions. It is a large MP4 file, I tried to compress it as little as possible to retain the quality

Download here (150MB) - http://www.mediafire.com/file/aljnlslxaksftlk/4K-Light_Streak_Wipe_Natural.mp4

If you are using these clips for a commercial project with a budget then get in touch. I make the leaks free for non-commercial use (short films etc). Creative Commons details on the main page.

If HD leaks are of interest to you (under the same conditions) then I have loads here.

If you want to do me a favour because of all this cool stuff - that would be great too. Cheers. A few suggestions...


If you are super kind and get something out of using these then please donate a small amount via the button below...



Sunday, August 20, 2017

Live Podcast Time!


We did it last year - and we are back, doing it again!

LIVE PODCAST INFO:
Date - Monday 21st August
Time - 7:30PM (UK time / GMT - see below for international times*)

Watch and join in via Periscope - we will put the link up on our twitter when its live.
And also on Facebook Live - on our page - https://www.facebook.com/ukscriptwriterspodcast/

Who are we? Between us we have a BAFTA nomination, a few awards and had lots of of stuff on the tele and we made a feature film between us which premiered at the BFI London Film Festival. We've also written a book on how to earn a living as a working writer.

And the topic we will be focusing on with the live podcast is about - what have we learned, as working writers, since we wrote that book and made our movie.

You can ask questions and join our debate via either of those, or tweet us at @ukscriptwriters. See you there!

About our podcast in general...

As you probably know, I co-host the UK Scriptwriters Podcast alongside Danny Stack. And have done so for over five years and for over 60 episodes. We talk about all things scriptwriting, but mainly focus on the working and business side, more so than go over script tips or structure, which is already catered for elsewhere. AKA, we talk about how to get paid!

Something we started to do a couple of years ago was to interview writers and other people from the media world - whether they be new or super experienced. How did they start? What's their advice? What's the future hold for them? My personal top five favourites are...
But of course you may get more out of one of the many others. Here's the podcast homepage


*International times...
  • 7:30PM UK Time
  • 2:30PM Eastern USA
  • 1:30PM Central USA
  • 12:30PM Mountain Time USA
  • 11:30 AM Pacific Time USA
  • 7:30AM - New Zealand
  • Way too early you POMs, I'll catch it via a podcast download later - Australia



Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Free to download video file - ghostly light leak

Here is my latest HD light leak. This one has a ghostly, spooky,  misty kind of look. In fact it is different light streaming through ice! Makes a good backdrop or use it in compositing.

As ever, available for free via Creative Commons, details below.

I collect all my light leaks on a special page where there are MORE FREE DOWNLOADS, so bookmark it. So far my light leaks have been downloaded well over 700,000 times! And used in TV shows on NatGeo, Discovery and BBC1. As well as games, apps, movie trailers and indie films.







If, in your edit package, you can alter the speed of this clip (or reverse it) then you can create even more different looks. Its a MOV in high bit rate h264 format, to preserve the quality as best I can - and in 1920x1080 size, 25fps.

Download here (188MB) - http://www.mediafire.com/file/j6tnqnh73cqjka1/Ice_3.mov

If you are using these clips for a commercial project with a budget then get in touch. I make the leaks free for non-commercial use (short films etc). Creative Commons details on the main page.

If 4K / UHD leaks are of interest to you (under the same conditions) then I have loads here.

If you want to do me a favour because of all this cool stuff - that would be great too. Cheers. A few suggestions...


If you are super kind and get something out of using these then please donate a small amount via the button below...

download light leaks

Friday, July 14, 2017

Podcast Episode 63: Justin Trefgarne

Justin Trefgarne - Uk Scriptwriters Podcast



This podcast episode is great! That's because I get to sit back and listen to it as a normal punter myself.

Danny went rogue and did it solo. He talked over Skype to writer / director Justin Trefgarne who gives the most amazingly candid and detailed story behind the making of his debut feature - Narcopolis.

Justine talks about how it almost never happened after not getting through the iFeatures scheme, but how the movie was saved by a chance meeting. How it ran out of money. How his lead actor had to leave town due to having a baby - so they swapped location with only 4 days to go. And many many more close shaves.

If you are thinking of writing, directing and producing your first feature then this is a MUST listen for sure. I was totally hooked by the story.

A quick word about the podcast - myself and Danny had a chat about its future. We have decided to keep it going and keep it free. But that may mean some of the older episodes will get deleted from the server to make room. That seems better than charging in our opinion. But please continue to support us by buying the book, if you have one, buy another one for a writer friend!

Some links
Justin's website - http://justintrefgarne.com/
His twitter - https://twitter.com/handheldcamera
Our book (buy it!) - http://amzn.to/2umyLGJ