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London Screen Writers Festival & Becoming a Traceur …

Next week I’m off to the London Screen Writers festival for the first time, to learn about pitching and script writing to add what I’m doing already.

I’m in prep for my two ideas so I can get good practice in, and have one in the bag for backup. The course is great, really insightful, and I’ll take several modules to get that blueprint of how to finish a great script.

Parkour training is going surprisingly well, making great progress as you can see in the video. My coach is very pleased and it bodes well for the film trailer. 2 more years of training and we’ll have something special to use for the character and the action sequences.

The very next day after that video, (which took an hour to learn, and it was not working at the start) we went to a gymnastics gym for the first time in my life. I managed to kong vault a shoulder height vaulting horse, even impressing some local free runners, who complimented me and gave me some technical tips. Most people don’t make it that far first time. I have to squeeze some more time for training as it will pay off later.

Escrima is much tougher, Alex is a great teacher, but I’m far from a natural, so a long way to go there, but it will come , just got to keep turning up. I usually manage 6 hours a week, but sometimes my body demands a rest. Busiest I’ve ever been.

We’re looking at firearns training in Poland at the end of November, as soon as I heard about that, sign me up! Great to get a real feel for a real weapon, take it apart etc then bring that knowledge back for the film.Glock, AK47, shotgun, just perfect!

You may ask, especially since I haven’t posted for over a year, what about the music?

It’s taking a back seat, but I am going to try to squeeze in some practice in readiness for writing the soundtrack for my trailer. The harsh reality is, I can’t make a living from music, and I fought for it for 20 years, put all my time, cash etc into it. If I don’t get myself into a creative industry, I’m faced with office work for the rest of my days, I’d rather go out fighting than face that.

I have to “feed the music so it can feed me”, or “feed the film so it can feed me”.
So that’s why all the effort, so I can get my foot in the door of the film industry, leap frogging everyone else ( kong vault anyone?).

So when I take yet another knock from training, and yes even in that clip I’m carrying several, just keep on going.

At the end of it all, what a business card to have and to demonstrate to a prospective employer, ” this is what I went through for this”.

Hope you don’t mind the long silence here, will try to fit a few more in. I can’t reveal everything, because you should “never teach the wu-tang”, but hopefully you’ll see what can be done if you persevere.

the Ghost walks with You…

Paul

The Ghost That Walks

Invader Of The Grid Review

Really good review of the Invader Of The Grid – Bass Agenda release from Technobass.net.
Great to see people feeling what the Ghost feels, even after all this time.
There is more to come and the film will drive that, just it will be a while!

http://network.technobass.net/page/august-2014-record-review-the-ghost-that-walks-invader-of-the-gri

Still recovering from knee injuries, but getting stronger, just have to be patient.
A bit of restraint now will keep me in good shape long term.

Here’s the text of the review :

August 2014 Record Review | The Ghost That Walks – Invader Of The Grid

“The darkest, rawest, deadliest audio experience of your life?”.

After listening to this epic outing, we must admit words from Andy of Bass Agenda Recordings to introduce the brand new rush of adrenaline from the one and only “The Ghost That Walks”, were chosen on point!

Hailing from UK, the immense but long overlooked artist has been working in the shadows for many years whereas during all this time his unique talent would have deserved to be put under the strobes.

Author of a pretty short but essential discography on underground labels such as Zyntax Motorcity and Satamile USA Records, enigmatic Paul Bishop, in true life, redefines the syncopated genre each time he drops a new E.P..

“Invader Of The Grid” is no different from his previous releases, gathering altogether no less than six uncompromising pieces of raw, merciless, brutal and sonic wonder; TGTW has no rival when it comes to injecting fat, dirty, and dark driving frequencies into a nasty yet authentic post Electro era.

This is music at its most twitch worthy and an unlimited source of inspiration for the new generation of freaks, definitively pushing the style into unknown territories.

Fusing the sound of Detroit (UR, Ultradyne) to Paul’s first synthesizer influences, from John Barry to John Carpenter, the digital packs hits hard from the first notes of “Tazers In The Sun”.

While analog lines crash against your brain, the powerful atmospheres of the opening track meet non-comprising pulsations making his music ballsy, unconstrained, spreading blood and tears through your speakers.

SciFi “The Devil’s Kiss”, my favorite, serves up next an astounding piece of dramatic Electro based upon gloomy synth layers and a feverish dancefloor bassline.

Let’s figure that the doors to your most terrific nightmares have been left opened and you’ll get an idea of how strong this fearing track really is!

Dark “The Fall Of The Tower” sounds like another charmer with its metallic rhythms a la Aphex Twin.

Definitely not for the faint of hearts! Instantly following, “Master Of Destiny” delivers an aggressive sound design enhanced with industrial reminiscences along with well placed claps causing severe mental damage.

The title track “Invader Of The Grid” escapes from the classic Electro constructions to deliver a tense and sharp breakbeat jam reminding one of some of Control Tower, SMB Records or Audio Illusion productions. Ace!

Final cut “Blood & Lace” concludes the E.P. with a serious dose of testosterone, combining audio aesthetics to a merciless sense of the dancefloor!

Unstoppable and subtle at the same time, this evil release is a must have. Another beast from the Ghost and forthcoming success on Bass Agenda Recordings!

Bass Agenda Release – Previews – Coming Very Soon

https://soundcloud.com/bassagenda/bass-agenda-presents-7-the-ghost-that-walks-invader-of-the-grid-releasing-11th-july-2014

It’s been a long while since I’ve posted, but here is some good news.
Bass Agenda have some previews of my forthcoming release due July 11th up on Soundcloud.

Until I land a new computer at Christmas, my old PC just can’t take the pressure of tunes anymore, it’s 8 years old!

You can purchase via iTunes, Junodownload, Beatport, Clone and Amazon

Featuring:
Invader Of The Grid
Tazers In the Sun
The Devils Kiss
Master Of Destiny
Blood & Lace
The Fall Of The Tower

I miss it, but I’m ready with all the software I need to fully load it, back with a bang and a boom…
On top of that I’ll be making a lot of new tracks for the film as I write the script, I just won’t have time to write it all afterwards, as I’ll be deep in editing, fx, grading you name it!

Training right now is slow due to knee injury, but being fixed with a new weight program by my coach. A lot more agile and despite my aching legs and knees they are starting to take the pressure. A lot less tight now due to the stretching exercises I’ve been given.

Money well spent, and a great coach who has an answer for just about every problem or niggle I have. He’ll get me through the film in one piece!

Still learning a lot about cinematography and film making on a daily basis, definitely something I want to break into in future, and this film is the only real way to do it, so it’s got to be done!

Will be looking at boosting my funds for it soon, although I can only do a trailer, the full film would need backing from a production company. It will make a great visualisation of what I can do and how it will look. Chances are different people when it comes to the full feature. That’s just the way productions work, as I now know!

Keep it dark, and keep on fighting …

The Ghost That Walks