July 27, 2017
Marvellous gig at the weekend in Cheltenham, which is easier to get to than London (London, sort yourself out).
I wasn’t planning to film it so some of the footage is a bit wonky and it’s cut in a slightly odd manner, BUT the footage is nice and the audio is pretty good given I didn’t use an external recording device.
It’s half an hour long but it’s worth the effort. As it gets darker you can see more of the beautiful live visuals.
More info here – Zoetrope – 360 degree performance
Event was arranged by the Wilson Arts Collective
temp0rary can be found here:
August 28, 2015
I am slowly crawling along making progress on a video piece. The audio is about a third of the way there (not included in the video below). I’ve started working on some processing scripts to do some generative art as part of the video, if it works out ok I might attempt to turn it into an interactive installation (and try and convince someone to let me install it somewhere). The video was edited in After Effects with footage shot on a GoPro.
Here’s a short work in progress of some of it. It’s way too fast because I lose all sense of time when editing.
August 20, 2015
Last winter I spent a while driving round with my GoPro strapped to my car sunroof to see what the result would be. The result was actually pretty cool, the wide angle on the lens gives a really lovely effect as the tops of trees expand and contract as they pass through the field of view.
I used a really sturdy window camera mount (click for page on Amazon), it’s sturdier than the photos make it look and it attaches solidly. I did find that initially the vibrations of the car caused the camera to bounce a little too much (you can see this in some of the footage) but got around this by opening the sunroof a little and lightly clamping the camera in the gap.
I have a fair amount of footage of the camera bouncing off my arm as it comes away from the sunroof, and a view of my face for an entire car journey when the GoPro landed in the passenger footwell. I will not be uploading this.
The video below is all the footage of the sky, with the bits of me sliced out, I’ve removed the audio as it was mostly me talking to myself or the new Doomtree album (which had just been released). Some of the footage is jittery and sick inducing but some of it came out really nicely and is quite calming to watch. I’m going to put together a video with the best bits and an appropriate audio track shortly.
I’m driving up to London tonight so will try and get some more.
March 11, 2015
I made this nearly a year ago then did nothing with it due to reasons. I finished it off a couple of weeks back and then decided I didn’t want anyone to see it, I’ve been prompted by friends to actually show people stuff I make.
It’s a video I made using some words Mark Rathmell wrote on my facebook page (he has a book out, it’s very good). I was learning basic video editing and motion graphics because I wanted to make a series of videos (indirectly inspired by Max Rael and his Slightly Disgusting Man series).
January 26, 2015
More arsing about with a go-pro and Adobe After Effects. I made a slightly creepy (with terrible spelling) birthday video for my friend Leigh:
also I made this because I can:
September 10, 2012
Facebook has made it far too easy to say a meaningless ‘Happy Birthday’ to your friends, more so than a cheap card, to combat this I like, when time and motivation allow, to do something a bit more personal for friends. I started out just drawing a picture for them and posting it on their wall. This then progressed to me recording a short birthday message with a webcam. After a while even this didn’t seem enough so I started recording short stupid videos mostly of my dancing badly to awful music for comedy value. Last week was David’s birthday. He is a lovely man who deserves a special message so I spent two hours recording clips and learning how to use Adobe Premiere Pro (using the awesome wonder that is Lynda.com) to come up with the abomination above. I’m concerned I may have set expectations for future birthday messages a little high now, but I’m not going to back down, I may just need to lose a few friends. The music is by Venetian Snares.
I have already had two complaints from friends that their birthday messages were not of a high enough standard! I am a fucking idiot.
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