Wednesday
Mar212012

Animators @ The Butter Factory Feb 2012

I got a call from my mate Dave, from THE ANIMATORS,asking if i'd be interested in dragging a camera down to the Butter Factory and shooting their live show. Being somewhat a fan of the band as it is i said "why not" and whilst i was at it why not bring a bunch of cameras and drag Paul Hughes along for the ride

You can check out a clip from the show below

The video was Shot with 4 Sony EX Series Cameras, 2 Go Pro HD Hero 2's and one lonely Go Pro HD Hero 1,  As you can see below the HD Hero 2's perform far better in low light that then they seemingly have any right to, considering that the EX Cameras were mainly wide open at up to 6db of gain.  You can clearly see the difference in performance with the HD Hero 1, although to be fair, it was placed in a fairly challenging situation 

A a big thanks to Beau Miles for running a cam on the night plus Corinne at Fire Films and Maz at Angry Turtle Productions for supplying cameras for the shoot.  If Overdrive rocked your boat than you can grab it and more at www.theanimators.bandcamp.com/

 

Monday
Feb132012

Paul Hughes Tropfest 2012

It's Tropfest time again and this year I have an even better reason to drag my tukas down the the music bowl for gander at this years crop of short films.  A good mate of mine by the name of Paul Hughes shot one of the finalists, The Unusual Suspects.  To celebrate, we spent the day updating his showreel and changing the covers on my couch.  In hindsight maybe we could have just gone to the pub instead, but that ships sailed.  Regardless check out his new reel below.

Untitled from Paul Hughes on Vimeo.

 

Thursday
Feb092012

VIMFF 2012

If you are currently floating around Vancouver with nothing but time and your hands and 20 odd dollars burning a whole in your pocket you could do a lot worse then heading on over to the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival, Feb 10th to 18th.

While your there check out a film i edited by the name of Africa by Kayak, in which a local character by the name of Beau Miles attempts to travel the southern half of Africa by sea kayak.  It's a rollicking good tail which i vicarously enjoyed from the relative safety of my edit bay.  If you've got a taste for salty adventures then be sure to check it out. 

Wednesday
Nov232011

Kessler cine slider oracle tests

I'm down at the kubik installation with Paul Hughes testing out the oracle cine slider. Turns out there's a lot of bloody vibration out here on this bridge. I guess where going to find out the hard way how much we can get away with on this 16mm lens

Tuesday
Nov012011

Rooftop Run Update

I'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel on the Rooftop Run project.  I've whittled down about 24 hours of footage down to a solid hour.  I find that this is both the most difficult yet enjoyable part of a project.  It's where you really solidify the story.  Every cut is important and even the smallest decision can have ramifications for the entire piece.  It's also where you often have to cut your favourite scenes.  No matter how hard you try to fit them in they just don't work.  Personally you love them, they look amazing and provide some different insight, but when you look at the cut as a whole they just don't bloody work.  So you cut them and move on.  No matter how good the the scene may be, no matter how much afinity you may have that particularly piece of footage, if it doesn't work then get rid of it.  The work will be stronger for the decision, no matter how much you may curse yourself for not being able to make that one scene work.

Anyway here's a recent trailer for "The Rooftop Run".  Music is "Welcome Home" by Radical Face.  Check them out here www.radicalface.com.  I've also included footage from a previous Beau Miles epic, Africa by Kayak