just let it be…

almost as good as the Adrian Brody song

Deleted Scenes

Like Marty McFly’s dad, I’ve always wanted to write a book, and now I have. It’s probably not all that good, but I’ve thoroughly enjoyed every minute of writing it, and now I’m going to attempt to mould it into something readable. While I do that I thought I might publish some of the offcuts here, as a way of softening the blow when I actually push the finished article out in to the world.

So here is a taster, recently cut from the manuscript and offered to you like the little bit grisly bit chopped off a steak while you wait for it to rest. Sort of.

The little bit could be called The Prof’s not a Paedo - and it’s been cut for obvious reasons. I reckon it’d be a hard enough sell as an anti-potter teenage sci-fi book as it is without stuff like this in it. Please excuse the spelling and grammar - I’ve enough to do fixing the stuff I want to keep without spell-checking the rejects as well.

Russian Nuclear Control Room

Banks of monitors and interactive dashboards just aren’t as cool. I blame Minority Report
via coudal


A great little documentary about crawling around in sewers and climbing up things. It’s been kicking about for a few weeks, but if you haven’t seen it yet…

UNDERCITY from Andrew Wonder on Vimeo.

look! a drumming baby! (plays bass too)

Baby’s First Audition from alex on Vimeo.

Match Day

My second attempt at filming something with the ace 8mm Vintage Camera App for iPhone. This time I risked life and limb by actually being in the street with the ruffians during the build-up to one of those “football matches” that happen down the end of my road every week. If the last one doesn’t win an oscar this one’s a shoe in.

Match Day from matt tate on Vimeo.

Technology, eh? Amazing - It really is a pleasure to be able to film and edit something just on the iPhone, including putting together a rough cut while sat waiting for my wife to try on a dress whilst out shopping.
The only problem is I can’t figure out how to insert a black/blank screen in ReelDirector, and have to resort to filming the inside of my pyjama bottoms leg, which looks fine on the iPhone but crap on a full screen. Any ideas? Let me know.

LBJ buys some “pants”

He burps, talks about his balls and his bumhole and by the sounds of things has no intention of paying…. Oh, and he’s the president.

Put This On: LBJ Buys Pants from Put This On on Vimeo.

From the amazing putthison.com, which is trying valiantly to help me dress like a grown-up.

Home Time

A simple experiment with the brilliant new 8mm Vintage Camera app for the iPhone. Shot at night during my uneventful walk home. Edited on the iphone with ReelDirector.

Home Time from matt tate on Vimeo.

Bound to win an oscar that. Where’s the entry form?

mitch alfus, leather king, on the selby

Let’s just say he seems a bit of a character…

(New rule - if you’re going to embed a video, do it big)

A Christmas Massacre…

…and a bit of good, old-fashioned revenge.

Happy Holidays from DANIELS on Vimeo.