In This Month – November

Second episode of In This Month, where Adam and I discuss what Movies, Games and TV we’re watching in November. Let us know what you’re looking forward to seeing 🙂

~TJ

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In This Month

‘In This Month’ is a new series of videos we have started where Adam and I tell you what Movies, Games and TV we’re looking forward to over this month. We’ll be making one video per month and release it on the 1st of that month. We’re still getting used to the whole podcast stuff aswell as editing. Hopefully the quality of the videos will improve more and more each time.

Why not tell us in the comments what releases you’re looing forward to this month?

Thanks for reading. We hope you have a great week.

~TJ

Manchester

This is the first video in our new series where we go to as many UK cities as we can and film parts of them. We want to show some parts of the city that people (mainly tourists) maybe won’t go to. This is also the first time I’ve done any city filming, I’ve already found areas where I can improve my filming for next time, and I’ve also started trying new things during the editing process. Next time, we’ll visit Liverpool.

~ TJ

Street Photography – Manchester UK

On Tuesday TJ and I went to Manchester to shoot a short film about, Manchester. which you will be able to find on the Short lane Studios YouTube channel once it becomes available. While we were there I took some photography, street photography… taking this to the streets shooting… photographs.

I do have a passion for street photography; I find pictures in this style to be the most honest and natural. We live in an age where everyone has a camera, where anyone can manipulate a representation of themselves and environment in order to build a façade. Street photography eliminates this self-edit, where the mask slips and we obtain a glimpse of an accurate representation of a person and their environment.

The only problem with street photography is that you have to be a confident photographer. It takes a lot of confidence to take a strangers photograph, which I must admit I struggle with. What if a person objects to their photograph being taken? What if you offend someone? I try to be as unobtrusive as I possibly can, blending in with the environment. I mean, my objective is to take the most natural photographs I can, isn’t it?

Though we walked across the city centre my favourite place was the Northern Quarter. I love how old and unkempt it is, rough around the ages and a bit claustrophobic. It is an area also surrounded by some beautiful graffiti artwork and home to some great music venues and independent businesses.

Here is a collection of the photographs from Manchester. They were taken using a Canon 700d and a 50mm f1.8 lens.

~ Adam

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Movie Review – Logan

Hey everyone. Adam (the other half of Short Lane) has set up his own YouTube channel ‘Everyday Reboot’ for movie reviews, tech news, gaming and podcasts.

Below is his first movie review and first video on the channel. The video hit 120+ views in 12 hours, which is pretty awesome for a new channel. Take a look and see what you think. Make sure to hit the ‘Like’ and ‘Subscribe’ buttons and expect more videos from Adam very soon.

~TJ

The State of Affairs

We seem to be at a crossroads, in society and in life. We each have a lot of thoughts about how better we can be a united, democratic community of people and evolve to the next level. The environment, technology, the political process all seem a bit out of date now, we are all hungry for change. It’s a conversation TJ and I have been having on and off since our University days, god that seems so long ago now. But when TJ suggested that I should put my observations on paper in order to make a video, I was all for it.

You see, I have had first hand experience with the sweeping under the carpet tactics that are currently being deployed, having family members who are disabled. And let me tell you these last 10 years have been no picnic. It’s most difficult to see our leaders play with lives, to pass them around like pieces on a board game like they don’t matter. Because they do, we all do.

We had grand ideas to film and use visuals for the video, but I think that the words and music speak for themselves. If you agree or disagree with this film, I would hope that the message is loud and clear. That there are a plethora of different ways, some better, to run this country. And hopefully we can live in a time where the vulnerable in society are looked after, the environment is taken better care of, and that we live in peace striving for a better world together, for all of us.

~ Adam