Saturday, 18 October 2014

Link Of The Day - Every Trick in the Book

SNL's new title sequence contains enough trendy techniques to satify camera geeks & hipsters alike while giving trolls & "Cooler than you's" lots of material for criticisim & mockery. 

Everyone else just says ""hey, that's cool" & how'd they do that.

Pretty good article on how they made it and how they came up with the ideas. 
If nothing else it's made me think maybe I can get away with using stuff I always thought was "gimmicky".
I still think a little gimmick can go a long way.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Season Finale

Closing/Fan Appreciation Day.  Racing shots, presentations, prize draws & some general crowd & fan shots.

As the final 'Event Day Video' I wanted to try a few different thing, while keeping the basic fiormat we have been using throughout the year.

There are a few different camera angles, theres some "slo-Mo" (overcranked @ 60fps the time remapped), and I used some off camera sound from

the TV feed to mix with nat sound and then laid a music track under that.  As always fi I had it to do again or if i had another week to rework ti I'd

tweek things and make a few changes but that can go on for ever.

Projects like this are alway a juggle between adding one last thing or making another revision and getting it out to people while the content is still fresh.

Monday, 22 September 2014

Link Of The Day - It's Back

Camera Filters .  ND, Variable, Grad, Round, Square, Big, Small, Cheap, Expensive they all get a few words in this video.

Site with original Post It's a few down the list (they hasve other cool stuff too).

Reposted here with some interesting comments about circular polarizers and Tokina 11-16.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

1/4 Million Hits

I now have a Quarter of a Million hit on flickr (252 952) and nearly 3000 today.

Sounds cool, & it Is pretty cool that people are viewing my stuff, but I saw someone last week with 2.9 Million hits and some people can get 10 000 in a day. So heading in the ruight direction, but still a ways to go.

Arhh ! Friday is Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Another Track Video --- OR --- Circle the Course for Cancer & Cope

The 1st time I've been able to sneak some time lapse into a video for the Track . 

To be honest I didn't have to 'sneak'  it in, but I did need someone to watch the camera while it did the time lapse. I'd give her credit, but I'm horrible with names, but her whole family was volunteering for the event and she passed on walking the track to sit with a camera until I got back.

The Time lapse is short, and I should have spent more time with the panning , but It is the 1st time I've used a time lapse in a paid video.

Enough rambling here's the links (on my Flickr)

To watch it on the track website go Here

To Watch it on the Track YouTube Channel go Here

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

latest video for the track

Commercial for the Circle the Course, charity walk at the end of the month.

There's always more work to to do and improvements but, when the deadline looms you have to stop making changes and just get it finished.

There is a short version running on Cogeco channel 10,  but this is the Bigger Better Full Length version. We will be running it on our simulcast show here at the track and I'm sure it will be on Facebook and Twitter too.

Here's where i've posted it.
Track's YouTube Channel
My Vimeo
My Flickr
I'll put on my YouTube Channel when I get a chance.

Next;  I have to finish and post a video from last weeks Prince Of Wales Stakes Race.