Monday, March 28, 2011

Yeah, I've neglected this blog...

...pretty much abandoned it.

I'm holed up writing a screenplay right now.

If you wish you can follow my online diary here:

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


Its been like three months since last I updated this blog, where does the time go?

I do intend to get back to it as soon as I smash my fucking MacBook to pieces.

Friday, September 10, 2010

The power of Twitter

Its very cool to read tweets like this:

GET FAT TheOKLAHOMA WARD INDIE MAG' is SWEET WITH @larryjordanfcp @jokeandbiagio @rshorts @CKOlsenPresents @ManMadeMoon

Thats me listed with Larry Jordan the Final Cut Pro guru in Los Angeles, Joke & Biagio the Hllywood based husband & wife producing team behind the TV show Scream Queens, Christopher Olson an Emmy award winning animator & filmmaker and Duncan Jones the writer, director of the amazing science fiction film Moon with Sam Rockwell (&he's also David Bowie's kid).

Imagine my surprise seeing my name listed among them!

I know its not that big of a deal, but its kinda made my day.

Thanks Oklahoma, colour me flattered.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

New production underway

A week or so ago I shot a bunch of footage for the band Groom's new music video.

The above image is from the last shot of the day. Since I was the only crew member on the shoot, mounting the camera was the only opportunity to take some stills.

Its coming together pretty well despite the fact that its missing from one band member couldn't make the video shoot. It remains to be seen if we will shoot inserts of that member, but at this stage its doubtful.

I'm regrading the footage to a grainy 16mm style high contrast black & white as I'm very fond of the old Andy Warhol Factory look. Its looking OK. I've a hell of a lot more work to do on the grade, but I'll do that once I get picture lock.

I decided on this shoot to shoot with my HV30/Letus35 rig and also use the Canon T1i HDSLR and combine the footage. I often use music videos as an opportunity to experiment & this one is no exception.
I gotta admit, I MUCH prefer the HDV footage to the HDSLR's despite it being the posterboy for digital filmmaking right now. So much so DOF adapters are being considered obsolete in certain circles, which is bollix if you ask me.
The Pro Res 422 workflow from tape is so much better than that of Canon's H.264 files (which I did upres to 422 using MPEG Streamclip). They sit on the timeline better and render filters faster.

Also, the big thing is that they LOOK better too. The HDSLR footage looks far to crisp and clean to which I've added a layer of gaussian blur to soften it up a tad.
It worked on the last video for Remedy For My Soul but does not have the warmth that I'm looking for for this particular project.

There, I've said it. I prefer DOF adapters to HDSLR.*

Not much else to say other than you can check out the bands music on their Bandcamp page.
Look out for the song, This Golden Age, as thats the song I'm doing the video for.

*I may of course change my mind after I use a camera with more manual controls than the T1i

Saturday, August 21, 2010

New/old video for Large Mound

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010


Sorry for the lack of updates recently. House renovation & move has taken over my life.

I seriously cannot wait to set up my new office and get back to doing what I do best.

Couple of more music video's booked and on the horizon.