Max Colson: Tales

Photojournalism MA student at the LCC

Napoleon Dynamite – the movie

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I recently finished this trailer for an upcoming short multimedia piece on my historical re-enactment project. The final film will be around 5 mins I expect so this 100-ish second piece is a bit of a taster of what’s to come. A big thankyou to Stephen Seymour of the 94th Regiment of Foot and Keri Tolhurst of the 50th Regiment of Foot, who both allowed me into their homes to film and interview them on their fascinating hobby.

Producing this trailer has been a pretty good learning experience. It’s amazing learning not only how powerful audio is but also how still and video have rather different qualities which do actually compliment each other. I’d definitely like to work more with them in the future.

The actual film hasn’t been finished yet but the trailer has been on time (I favour doing things the wrong way round obviously).

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  1. nice! I like when he’s at home (second time). And I love the second picture.


    December 16, 2011 at 11:09 am

  2. Great little trailer Max. Nice mix of stills and video. Good sound recordings too. Well done.

    Simon Bates

    December 16, 2011 at 1:58 pm

  3. Nice work Max….much prefer this ending….also really like the shot of the hat on the sofa…i don’t remember seeing that before?

    TRACEY FAHY Photography

    December 17, 2011 at 3:01 pm

  4. good job Max!. Love the closing image in minute 1:33…

    Italo Morales

    December 22, 2011 at 4:48 pm

  5. congratulations, max, this is a fantastic film. the videos have a great impact i think. good luck for the 5 minutes film, i’m looking forward to it!

    uta beyer

    January 2, 2012 at 2:08 pm

  6. Thanks a lot guys, I’m looking forward to making the longer version of this…should be fun

    Max Colson

    January 3, 2012 at 10:29 am

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