29 June 2005

New Edit Suite!

So, after a sweltering filming trip to Paris with the Heroin Skateboards team I've returned home to my brand spanking new Avid Xpress Pro set-up.

Updating my kit at home has been a priority for a while since my PC Avid workstation was getting a bit long in the tooth and needed retirement.

I now have the following:

Mac G4 Powerbook
20" Apple Cinema display
320gb La Cie external drive
Avid Xpress Pro 4.6
Sony Mini DV GVD900 deck

Making the switch from PC to Mac was no big deal, I just wanted a laptop and Apple were making the best ones at the time. I'll still use the PC for some work, i haven't turned into an Apple snob...yet! It's the difference between Coke and Pepsi really isn't it? Mind you, I don't really like Pepsi...

03 June 2005

Good Morning!

OK, so this is my online CV/blog thing. Hope you like it.

When I've got everything I want on here it should contain enough information about my work and my recent activities to give an idea of what I can do and how I can do it.

In a nutshell, I'm an editor and film maker. I've mainly made skateboard videos (when I say 'made' i mean shot, directed and edited) and have worked as an editor on a number of other projects.

For post production I use Avid Xpress, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop and anything else that enables me to put my ideas onto screen. For shooting skateboarding I use Sony DV/DVCAM cameras (VX1000 OR PD150) with, or without, Century Optics lenses.

I have my own equipment for both shooting and editing, the latter being on both Mac and PC with a few adjustments and improvements taking place soon.

I also teach editing and post production courses at universities, colleges and schools. I've been doing this for about 4 years now and have some regular clients who I work for during different terms. I used to work for a company called DVC who build edit suites. I was in charge of training and may be working with them again soon on some Avid Xpress courses.

Currently I'm freelance and undertake various editing jobs whilst almost constantly shooting for the new Heroin Skateboards video Live From Antarctica. I have another blog for that here
- I've only just started it but it has a trailer for the video and should get quite lively with updates, photos and teaser clips as time goes on. It's just hype building for the skateboard community really.

In time i hope to have all my details and CV here for all to see, meanwhile there is a little more about me in the profile section to the left of this!