About Me

Welcome to a blog about a film-maker, one who could be described as a story teller with an experimental approach to technology.

Hello, my name is James Tomkinson and this is my microscopic slice of the world wide web which should give an idea of what I do.

I think we can agree that people make films in a number of different genres. Mine is drama, a human story of either fact or fiction recreated in a gripping performance. Although that isn’t a dictionary definition it is what I write and capture either ‘in camera’ or on-stage.

An interest in building things has stayed with me throughout my younger years. I have to admit my DIY skills could use a little polishing yet that didn’t stop me from designing and refining the designs for my stereoscopic 3D rig since 2010 the results of which are on my YouTube channel.

Feel free to have a look around.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

The God of Carnage


The God of Carnage

Quite a different show to what I’ve previously been involved with.

Although the lighting wasn’t at all difficult the play itself was an interesting piece of writing. The single act play, by Yasmina Reza, managed to sustain the growing tension between the four adults without it ever seeming gratuitous. Even though arguments are a somewhat unfortunate part of many people’s lives, recreating them in a written form is, in my opinion, an art in itself.

Each night I would watch as an initial disagreement would escalate into a chaotic shouting match. The one regret I do have for this production is not watching the entire rehearsal process to see how it was directed as I can only imagine the level of thought and skill required to bring this text to life. Sometimes the two couples would be united. At other points the different genders would band together against their partners. Then everyone would stand their own ground. On this feud would go, as the result of an inspirational piece of writing.

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