Jun 3, 2011
With just over two weeks to go until Season 1, Episode 1 will be released on June 21st, things are hotting up! We have just released a new trailer for you:
We also unveiled our new HigletFilms YouTube channel:
We don’t have many subscribers over on YouTube at the moment, so why don’t you come on over to our channel, tell us if you like the trailer, and add us!
And there’s more….
Over the next few days we will be announcing some new prizes and lots more, so stay tuned 🙂
Aug 15, 2010
Sgt Chuck Kowalski from Z Force
Can you name one way HigletFilms are different?
Before you start throwing around words like “hilarious”, “awesome”, “groundbreaking” and “who are HigletFilms?”, let’s cut to the chase. One thing that is immediately noticeable is that no faces are fully shown. Most of the time the only parts visible are from the neck down. Despite what you might think, this is done deliberately and not just because we forgot.
Bodyline is the term we use for this technique, mainly ‘cos it sounds cool (it’s also been used in Cricket, but let’s not bother with that). There are several advantages this method of filming offers to the small, independent filmmaking outfit.
- It allows the story to unfold without looking for someone you recognise.
- The body language and the dialogue of the actors drives the story.
- One actor can play many parts (good for low budget productions!) and prevents miscasting of actors in roles.
- Negates the need for make up and hair to be fussed over
- Simplifies lighting considerations
- Allows for more imagination from the viewer
- Dialogue can be recorded at a later date and overdubbed in or recorded during filming
And last, but not least – it makes your film stand out from the crowd. It’s different. Maybe it’ll be baffling for some people, but at least they’ll remember it, and in the end isn’t that what its all about?
Over to you
So, what do you think? Is bodyline a step forward or does it drive you mad? Answers on a postcard please (or a sealed down envelope)…or in the comments if you can’t find a stamp.
The trailers are nearly done and we’re looking to launch on Indiegogo in the next few days – exciting times! Keep up to date with all the news by following us on Twitter and if you could – please like us on Facebook. If we get to 25 ‘likes’ we can get a proper URL on Facebook which will help people to find us. Thanks 🙂
May 30, 2010
Behind the Scenes with Higlet
Work on a new webseries has been going on ever since fluffy Higlet disappeared in mysterious circumstances. Despite asking Twitter for news, no one had seen the little rascal:
Days passed and not a word until a phone call last Thursday. A package was to be picked up. From Vancouver airport. Codeword: ******
Codeword: ******!!! I hadn’t heard that for nearly two years, when I was receiving smuggled extracts from Joss Whedon’s Journal. So then. Higlet is returned, and has brought with him some fascinating undercover footage from the set of a well-known webseries. I can’t say any more at this point, but I think you will thoroughly enjoy these videos.
Make sure you have subscribed to EvilWorldofHiglet on Youtube* so you never miss an episode!
* EvilWorldofHiglet has been squatting on our YouTube channel for years and won’t give it up. Higlet’s evil twin also says that if you don’t subscribe he knows where you live and is giving you one week to subscribe. Then he’s coming for you.