Gearing Up For The Launch

As the clock ticks down to the launch of our next BIG film project all about birth – which we will be launching any day now – today we turned our office into a makeshift green screen studio.

Green Screen version of Toni Harman

If you look carefully on the left hand side of the picture, you can see our office workboard – basically we’ve turned one huge wall of our office into a massive white-board. That’s how Alex and I work when we are thrashing out ideas, or working out where, how, who, why and what we are filming. No back of the envelope stuff for us or working neatly on a computer screen. We just write on the walls!

Ooooh. All very exciting. The only hitch was me and my inability to string a sentence together when I’m in front of camera. So lots of takes, lots more retakes, but by the end of today I was just about getting the hang of it. Phew.

Alex has created all the swanky graphics and he’s going to composite together the graphics and the “green-screen” Toni to create an all singing all dancing video trailer. Or so we hope. Luckily the main feature of the trailer isn’t me but the amazing people we have been lucky enough to film:

Ina May Gaskin, Michel Odent, Sheila Kitzinger, Elizabeth Davis, Debra Pascali-Bonaro, Jan Tritten (Midwifery Today), Cathy Warwick (Royal College of Midwives), Mary Newburn (NCT), consultant obstetricians, midwives, doulas, parents, academics, scientists and other birth experts to name just a few!!

Director Toni Harman & the amazing Ina May Gaskin

So in just a couple of days, you’ll be able to judge my green screen performance as we launch the trailer to the world.

So hold your breath, the launch is coming….

Then the real hard work begins. Then we’ll need to find bigger walls to write on!


Toni Harman, Producer / Director, Alto Films

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One response

  1. I was delighted to be among a select few able to view the trailer for this film and absolutely loved what I saw. Fantastic interviews with great speakers on the state of birth in our modern society with a great positive message. I’m looking forward to seeing more…

    March 29, 2011 at 12:15 pm

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