Filmumentaries

'Making Of' Documentaries By Jamie Benning

‘Jaws’

Inside Jaws, A Filmumentary is Now Online

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After completing Raiding the Lost Ark in 2012, I immediately embarked on a new project, tentatively called Jaws Bites Back. After 16 months of trawling, reading, spooling, skyping, chatting, interviewing, editing and refining, I am pleased to release Inside Jaws, A Filmumentary (2013). As with my other filmumentaries this is a completely unofficial and non… Read More

Backup Backup Backup

Following the loss of about 70% of my files during the creation of Star Wars Begins, I clearly understand the importance of backing up. So, for both Raiding the Lost Ark and Inside Jaws, I’ve had a fairly regular regime backing up not just the FCP project file, but also the media files. I remember… Read More

Making Slow Progress

Storyboard Comparison

Two nights ago I watched the first third of Inside Jaws (so far). It is clear that this is once again a different kind of filmumentary. Whilst I’ll be using all the available material in a constructive way, there just isn’t the amount behind the scenes footage available. I reckon I am at about 60%… Read More

The Imperative to Preserve

Many of my fellow fan editors feel an absolute imperative to preserve. Whether it’s Garrett Gilchrists restorative edits of Star Wars or Puggo’s 16mm and 8mm restorations or Adywan’s brave and successful efforts to preserve the feel of the original Star Wars films, there seems to be a real feeling amongst the community, that if the… Read More

Back at Sea!

Inside Jaws

Tomorrow, 3rd December 2012, marks my first day of work on Inside Jaws for a couple of months.  My (paid) work has taken me around the world for the past thirteen years. It’s difficult enough trying to balance life and work at the best of times. But this year in particular has been a busy… Read More

Cut Price Inside Jaws Posters

Want to own a signed Inside Jaws poster? They are on sale at £5 including postage in the UK. Send money via PayPal. This link is just to the right. Mention whether you’d like the portrait or landscape poster. If you are out of the UK, please contact me first.

Popcorn Taxi Screening

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Once again, thanks to the power of social media and the coverage which Star Wars Begins and Raiding the Lost Ark received, I was contacted from ‘down under’ by Popcorn Taxi.  They are a Sydney based film event group that screens films both classic and modern, often with Q and A sessions.  They wanted to screen Inside… Read More

Inside Jaws Progress

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I’ve made more progress on Inside Jaws this week that I have in the past two months. Life and work got in the way for a while there. But I am now all set up in my new home, I am free of Rubella and I have a couple of weeks off work. The new… Read More

Inside Jaws, A Filmumentary

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Today marks the first proper day of research, planning and pre-production on my new Jaws Filmumentary. The title is yet to be set, but I quite like “Inside Jaws, A Filmumentary”. Tonight I am chatting on Skype with Jaws collector extraordinaire Jim Bellar. There is much to talk about the hugely documented movie. I want… Read More

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