Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Time passes ...

Well, what a year and a bit that was ... no news on this site but a lot happening elsewhere so maybe i'll get back to this site some-when

Monday, January 03, 2011

tidy up in progress ... ready for new content

Well it has been a low priority project but I have managed to delete some of the garbage messages which accumulated.
I have also managed to change some of the settings which has slowed the tide of junk so this blog will become more useful in 2011 especially as I restart some of my movie projects.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Blog takeover .. Thanks Ian

This blog used to be owned and run by Ian Usher. He has transferred the blog to me, along with a related domain name so all previous content was his.
I hope to remove some of the spam comments which have accumulated during Ian's travels, restore some of the content and just tidy things up a bit.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Art and Marketing All Mashed Up

Art and Marketing All Mashed Up

A new way of editing video?

Hi there, I'm back after a bit of a prolonged absence, due to several reasons: travel, personal issues and a small degree of laziness. I will be trying to make a bit more of an effort to regularly update here, so keep coming back to see what's new.

I found this article today - very interesting - a different way of using video editing which I have only been vaguely aware of. Sounds like there is some very funny videos to be discovered.

Friday, March 24, 2006

Total Solar Eclipse

29th March Total Solar Eclipse in Turkey.

I am currently in London, and fly to Turkey today for a week's holiday. On the 29th March there is a total solar eclipse, and of course I plan to take my video camera. I will post some video when I get the chance after I return.

For those interested there is live internet video of the event to be broadcast from Side in Turkey.

Click here to find out more.


Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Bryan White's Quest For Perfection

A new extreme sport in the making??!!

Brian White's Quest For Perfection

My brother-in-law Tony works in Bangkok as an English teacher. From the looks of his first video here, it seems he and his colleagues don't work too hard, and have plenty of spare time on their hands!!

Well done Tony, looks like a new extreme sport is in development!!

Take a look by clicking on the picture link below:-

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Amazing skydive wind tunnel video

Have a look at this.

I found this business promo video on the Sky Venture website. They run a wind tunnel in Orlando, Florida. Fantastic stuff.

The video is well put together, and if this doesn't make you want to give it a go, I don't know what will!!

Click here to check it out.

Friday, February 24, 2006

Flickerfest film festival comes to Perth

Australian touring short film festival comes to Perth, Western Australia early next month, and screens at the ouutdoor cinema in Mosman Park.

It looks like it will be well worth seeing, and has a wide range of international short films on offer over the four day period, from 9th to 12th March.

If you are anywhere near, call in and take a look.

Find out more at either:-



Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Movie Competition

www.RoscoLand.com have invited us to put an entry in for their current movie competition. Further details can be found here.

I have used my "Baxter's Day Out" video as my entry.

Entries are still open until 20th March, so if you have got something worth submitting, there is a $150 prize. Worth a try!

Saturday, February 11, 2006

I am now Australian!

Australia Day - 26th January 2006

After living in Perth in Western Australia for the past four years, I have at last become Australian. I still have my UK citizenship, so now am dual nationality.

My citizenship ceremony took place on Australia Day, 26th January 2006. The video here is a short edit of the ceremony, and the day afterwards, including the brilliant Perth Australia Day Skyshow fireworks.

Take a look by clicking on the picture link below:-

Skydive freefall formation world record

Nothing really to do with video editing, but some amazing video none-the-less!

Four days ago a new largest freefall formation record was set by The World Team in Thailand. The formation was held for 4.25 seconds.

There is video, and much more information available here, the video links are at the top left of the page.

Alternatively the two videos currently available can be accessed directly at the two addresses below:-



Amazing stuff. Well done to all involved.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Movies and Videos featured in January

We only managed to feature three videos in January, as things here have been pretty chaotic.

The first clip shows the construction method for The $19 Underwater Video Housing.

I am very proud of my underwater housing, which featured early in the month, and in the January edition of "Better Movie Making Monthly". The housing also has its own feature page, which includes some underwater footage taken using it. Click here to take a look.

The second video featured was the underwater footage taken using the housing.

The final video featured last month was my edit of the Gravity Games hosted here in Perth at the end of last year. What an amazing show.

I will try to feature a few more videos from others this month.


Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Gravity Games video editing finally completed

At last the video editing is finally done!!

Gravity Games H2O took place in Perth, Western Australia at the end of last year. It was a fantastic day, and the guys competing and performing were amazing. Some of the footage is spectacular.

I wanted to add extra footage to this video that I would be unable to capture myself, and waited until I could gather more video from other sources.

Some of the footage is from a TV news feature, which shows how it is easily possible to add video from different sources.

Take a look by clicking on the picture link below:-

Friday, January 13, 2006

Imagine a world without copyright

"Imagine a World Without Copyright
by Joost Smiers and Marieke van Schijndel"

There is a very interesting essay on copyright, offering an alternative to the current system.

Copyright is an issue we need to be aware of as video makers, particularly when we use well known copyrighted music as the soundtrack to our videos and movies.

Worth reading, click here, and scroll down to the article.

Some underwater video footage

captured with the recently made underwater video housing!!

See the previous blog item for details on making an underwater video camcorder housing.

The video below shows some footage taken using the housing. Click on the Play button to view.

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As you can see the morning did not end as planned, when we returned to the car to find it had been broken into. Fortunately we had all of our video equipment with us.

You can find more details on the housing at http://www.BetterMovieMaking.com/underwater.htm

Friday, January 06, 2006


and capture some amazing underwater video footage!!

As part of my monthly email magazine "Better Movie Making Monthly", this month I did a feature on making an underwater video camcorder housing.

The video below shows a quick overview of the construction of the underwater housing. Click on the Play button to see how it was made.

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You can find more details on the housing, along with footage taken using the housing at http://www.BetterMovieMaking.com/underwater.htm