24 July 2005

Avid Colour Correction Course.

On Friday 22nd I completed the Avid 239 colour correction course at VET in Hoxton Square, London.

It was a great course and i'm very grateful to Mike Butler and all at VET for allowing me a place. I've done plenty of colour correction before on Avid and FCP but this really helped to iron out a few creases in my knowledge. In fact, the art of grading is something i've always taken very seriously and even though I may have been using only basic tools before my recent acquisition of Xpress Pro this area of post production has always been one of my main concerns. No footage gets past me uncorrected!

So, now I have a shiny certificate with my name on and a renewed enthusiasm for tweaking ropey looking shots. Exciting huh? As post production for Live From Antarctica starts in earnest next week i'll be sitting with my eyes glued to the scopes for the foreseebale future.

19 July 2005

Video Clips!

Well, I finally posted some video on this site. In the links section on the right of this page you'll see 3 links with VIDEO in front of them. Guess what they are?

The first clip, which is from my showreel (about 50% of it, best to keep things short online) is all skateboarding, or related, footage that i've shot over the last few years and is culled mainly from the 2nd Heroin Skateboards video "Everything's Going To Be Alright".

The second clip is an old and 'unused' trailer for the new Heroin video, Live From Antarctica. It's not actually unused, but it's only ever been played to an audience of any kind once - at the premiere of the Landscape Skateboards video "Portraits" (which is great! Nice one Massey!) at the Prince Charles cinema, just off Leicester Square. I was actually quite proud of it but with some changes to the Heroin team roster and a title for Live from Antarctica finally being agreed upon it got shelved. Anyway, take a look for yourself.

The third video clip is a fairly low res (512k stream tech fans!) version of my entry into the 2002 Day In The City film competition. All entrys had to be filmed in one day and edited over one week. Blind Ollie (real name Oliver Payne, now a fairly famous artist living in NYC - google him or my namedropping is in vain) and myself had the best time shooting this in central London on a hot August day and although we didn't win the competition we did get a special mention at the awards ceremony. You'll see why when you watch it.

As before, the link below that says Live From Antarctica will take you to the LFA news site, updated occasionally by me, and has the new trailer for the video which loads automatically.

I used a hosting service called Streamload.com for the new clips so hopefully it should work fine. Any problems with these clips please let me know.