About JD Pictures
JD Pictures is a low to no budget film company. Most film studios, such as Warner Bros, Universal etc like to think they are at the fore-front of filmmaking. JD Pictures likes to think it's stood at the side, obscured slightly by a large potted shrub.
JD Pictures has departments that specialise in Film, Photography, Curry Eating and International Fraud. The studio aims to release roughly one film per year, when they can be bothered to get off their fat arses and stop eating doughnuts.
About Jacob Deane
Hi I'm Jacob. This is my site! So a little about me...
I started making films aged 12. I made an animated film, using cuddly toy aliens, a remote control car and a home made model spaceship. Sadly, the footage from this film perished years ago, despite many searches through old VHS tapes. Since then, I have become slightly more masterful at creating short films. Recent films include an experimental drama short called 'Beyond Wonderland'. If you understand the plot, please write it on the back of a postcard and send it us!
I am currently editing a docudrama about searching for the legendary Yeti in the Indian Himalayas. - look out for this film sometime in 2007!
Also I am, rather ambitiously, writing a feature film currently titled 'Dozen'. It tells the story of a bloke called Jake (of no resemblance to me), who finds the body of his stalker in the woods. A series of mysterious clues lead Jake and his best friend Zoe on a twisted trail of love, hate, revenge, murder and betrayal.
Most of the films on this site have been filmed with a Sony DCR HC-39e, all new films will be produced using our new Panasonic DVX 100BE digital film camera. The camera is a proffessional quality miniDV camera that produces very film like footage. A full review can be found here: DVX 100BE Review.
We also will soon have access to Wessex Film's Sony HDR Z1e, a semi professional High Definition camcorder which produces trully stunning high def images - will be interesting to see how the two cameras compare, the Panasonic supposedly looking more like film and the Sony like increadibly sharp video...
The YETI film is our first film to be edited using our new Mac editing system. This is comprimised of an Apple MacBook, running Final Cut Express. The Apple software is certainly impressive, the MacBook has absolutely no trouble editing SD footage with a second 19inch display showing the footage full screen. No lag whatsoever from this very powerful editing system. Also, Final Cut Express has exactly the same user interface as its bigger brother, Final Cut Pro, used by the BBC and increasingly in Hollywood films!