Sunday, 14 December 2014

Link of The Day - Christmas Drink Recipe

http://www.canadianliving.com/food/canadian_kiss.php

Ingredients

  • ice cubes
  • 2 slices fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 oz (43 g) maple whisky, such as Sortilege Liqueur
  • 1/4 oz (7 g) raspberry liqueur, such as Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) soda water, approx
  • 1 strip lemon zest

Preparation

Add ice to cocktail glass; set aside. In cocktail shaker, use muddler or back of wooden spoon to mash ginger with lemon juice until ginger is broken into pieces.
Add enough ice to fill shaker halfway. Add whisky and raspberry liqueur; close lid and shake about 6 times. Strain into glass. Top with soda; stir. Garnish with lemon zest. 


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.

http://www.alex-buono.com/how-we-did-it-snl-titles-sequence/

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

https://www.flickr.com/photos/66888488@N02/15529504382/

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.