only people who truly know how much blood sweat and tears go into the
making of a feature length movie are those who have done it themselves.
The effort required is also in indirect proportion to the size of the
budget - the smaller the budget the greater will be the effort
This particular story is that of Neil Oseman
("Hereford's Stephen Speilberg" - The Guardian) a freelance
lighting camera operator. Between jobs, Oseman
co-wrote, developed, shot, post-produced and finally...
distributed his film in his home town, sandwiched between trips filming
corporates in London, reccees in Italy and being a Director of
Photography on a film shooting in upstate New York. Oseman always
travels with his own film file and story boarding kit to while away the
travel time working on his own movie.
Anyone interested in the process of filmmaking at zero budget levels will find Neil's diaries on the making of his film Soul Searcher,
a revelation and a thoroughly absorbing read. Neil Oseman has allowed
us access to his diaries and his archive of film artwork, to put you
more fully in the picture - his picture, Soulsearcher......