this was sweet

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well the first 2 mins of it before i start ranting. I love the timelapsey type thing at the front.

I really must stop doing the whole ranting thing…

Last Friday’s failed vlog post

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Because this has been such a failure in trying to get it on-line and because of the influence of Human 3rror‘s “Husband Friday Fail” I am considering a new catagory called FAIL.

I do want to wait until wordpress 2.9 comes out asit looks like thumbnail cats are gonna be part of the markup. Lets wait and see.

I realise also i need to sort out the lighting in these videos – i just cant be a**ed setting it all up in the small suite.

While i love this curerent design i feel its a little too dark – i may try and flip it all over and make it more white rather than so black.

WOW Intense!

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This is probably the best film i’ve seen with a message discouraging people from a certain behaviour while driving….

The video was done with local actors by the Gwent police department, to be shown in area schools as part of a 30-minute deterrent movie about “texting while driving.” It’s effective, violent and bloody. That’s probably the point


via gizmodo

New Era of Film Technology

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This is a geek-out entry but i want to record my thoughts more for my own benefit than for others.

In the industry we are all used to Shoulder mounted cameras  been flung around by film crews. We are even familiar with smaller medium sized cameras being used in creative ways.

OSU Spring Game 2006: Media LineupCanon HV30 Podcast Camera #1

One of the problems has always been the cost of Cameras and lenses. In order to get a broadcast worth system you would be looking to spend about £15-25k on a camera then another £10-30k on a lens or multiple lenses. That’s a hefty £25 – £55k for one camera which is silly money. For a company like Tandem Creative (the company i work for) this becomes a major issue. How can we keep up with technology ad make some money to pay ourselves?

With the arrival of HD we are in the process of figuring out what the best solutions would be for us. Should we go for something like the Sony EX3 or a Panasonic P2 solution

In the beginning  025Camera Lake

A lot of these questions have been asked over the past year but then out of nowhere came the solution i want to go for. I give you the Canon 5D Mark II. Yes it’s a Digital SLR but it does video. So why is this so good?

Well combine the benefits of SLR lenses, the massive chip inside th sensor and the fact that you needed spend £50k to get a rig that will enable you to shoot beautiful video.

Canon Eos 5D Mark II

Below are some samples of stuff shot on the Canon 5D Mark II – I’ll let the footage speak for itself.