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Our new improved greenscreen balcony

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Replayhouse Balcony

Thanks to the amazing (and quick!) carpentry work of regular Replayhouse visitor Maurice Keogh, we have been able to redesign our greenscreen balcony. The new changes mean we can now shoot down from any direction, as we have a full 360 path around the hole that looks down to the greenscreen.
Another smart part of the improvements is that the fence surrounding the hole can be easily removed, allowing the camera to get as close and low as needs be. This kind of access has proved very handy for us in the past for jobs such as our Lloyds Pharmacy shoot last year, which you can watch here;

http://replayhouse.com/portfolio/lloyds-pharmacy/ 

Replayhouse is moving up in the world

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We’re moving up in the world… pun fully intended!

Over the Easter weekend we held the maiden flight of our latest and possibly greatest gadget. The  ‘Spreading Wings S1000’ is the latest octocopter from DJI, the same people who brought us the Phantom and Phantom 2. This amazing addition to our toy box is controlled by two men on the ground, one flying the drone itself, while the other operates the camera. Everything the eye in the sky sees is also seen live from the ground on an eight inch viewing monitor.

Replayhouse now owns one of only two of these particular models in Ireland. The other one joined us on our first flight near the Sugar Loaf this bank holiday!

We met up with of Damien and Declan of DJI Copter Shop Ireland (http://quadcopters.ie/) who showed us the ins and outs of flying these serious machines. As can be seen in the video above, the lads flew their S1000 (the only other one in the country) next to ours. They then showed us how incredibly steady the camera is, even when the drone is being swung about like mad. See for yourself 1 minute into the video! The day was also quite windy, and yet the drone remained unfazed.

Big thanks to Damien and Declan for their advice and expertise.

Our octocopter is available for shoots on film, advertising, stills and surveying. If you would like to visit and see the S1000, or even have a job in mind, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by email or phone. All contact details here: http://replayhouse.com/contact/

 

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Replayhouse S1000

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Making of the Replayhouse Tour Video

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Watch how we made the grand tour! Here you can see the rig we built for the opening shot, the drone in the end shot, Burschi’s amazing steady cam abilities and all our tricks! See if you can spot where we put the transitions.
Watch our for the birds at the end.They seemed to fly right under our quadrocopter!

See the finished video here: replayhouse.com/replayhouse-grand-tour-2/
Huge thanks again to all involved!

The Replayhouse Grand Tour

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Take a tour around Replayhouse! See our meeting areas, chilling areas, photography studio, editing facilities and of course our green screen room. All in one lovely steady-cam shot! Before you ask, the magic happens in every room!

DOP: Burschi Wojnar
Post: Jack Morley, Dave Morley, Luke Leslie
Music / SFX: Hubie Davison
Big Thanks;
Peter Madden, Cathy Dunne, Federico Rea, Jeffry O’Riodan, Leah Leslie, Domnique McMullan and
Roisin Kenny, Phil Meagher, Kris Goodbody, Stephanie Morley and Aoise O’hUiginn.

How a Greenscreen Works

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Ever wonder how a greenscreen works? Well wonder no more. We were asked by schools to demonstrate the wonders of greenscreen in a simple video, and thats just what we did.
Although we didn’t take it too seriously.
We decided to give it a late eighties or early nineties look, in colour, tone and feel.
We even added a bit of grain to enhance that old school appearance.

This video should be seasoned with a pinch of salt.
Its just a bit of fun!

Starring: Conor Barry
Cormac O’Meara
Jack Morley
Hubie Davison

Directed & Written By: Jack Morley
Edit: Jack Morley & Dave Morley
Sound Recording: Hubie Davison

LLoyds Pharmacy Shoot – Behind the Scenes

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The Replayhouse team worked with AMP Visual on this fantastic project for Lloyds Pharmacy. The concept was mainly challenging because of the amount of people needed. The smallest shape required seven people, and the word Lloyds needed to be made up with a whopping thirty eight models! Replayhouse’s brand new green screen was really going to be tested.
To begin the project, the green screen had to be painted white, a two day task, but essential as the models would all be wearing the Lloyds green. A large overhead camera rig had to be built, so that we could safely hang the camera (it was all shot on our RED Scarlet) and shoot from above. Our studio has a perfect balcony, which sits directly above the green screen, as you can see in the video.
The next problem to solve was how to make up the larger shapes and words within the given space. As large as our cyclorama is, it wouldn’t hold thirty models in one go. Each letter of the word Lloyds, therefore, was made individually and then placed together in post to form the word.
As the final touch, our in house sound expert, Hubie Davison, composed the music which works perfectly to bring the whole piece together.
The result was two 20 sec TV spots, which you can view HERE if you havnt seen them on telly.

 

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