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Tuesday, 8 May 2012

External Disk Failure.

Always got to be kicked when you're down.

Stretched myself to the limit last week to help other groups film their programs.
One tired weekend in which to finalise my Channel programs (and sort out my new backup disks).

3am this morning- BAM! all gone. 2 months worth of videos and 4-6 months of photos. Gone. Bye-bye.

Not only are ALL of my original videos (minus some of the Ariel footage) for college are gone- but so are all of my original memories from 2012. Basically anything that's on my blog/facebook/vimeo I've still got- but I had stacks of stuff lined up waiting to be edited and blogged about.

I don't know how my assessment is going to go now. I mean- what am I supposed to put in my 'sketchbook' pdf now? At least I had my final version of Tie and Dye with Kim. But all of the sam and jack footage is gone bar one 4min clip.

Besides loosing everything- I'm completely bummed out because even when I go out of my way to produce work- like, tire my self out and actually do more than my body will allow- I get slapped in the face by things I can't control (or could prevent if I wasn't so ill). And it's not like me to just not have another copy, I was busy swapping over my files from smaller harddrives to a much bigger one. And then  I was going to make a second copy- but I never got that far.

I haven't slept in a day and half so I better go do that.

Hopefully I'll have enough to show and feel more like it's a fresh new start (instead of a sinking hole of sadness and lost memories).

Tuesday, 1 May 2012


Platoon of Power Squadron! Awesome youtube series. This is how it's done, people! In this little update of behind the scenes- he talks about getting organised to film another episode. Way to be a really great producer, dude!!! Almost makes me want to do this channel thing all over again. Almost.

Watch the show here: http://www.youtube.com/user/pineappleboyfilms?feature=watch

oh. and they need some fan art for episode 7.. I'm seriously considering it! haha. Who doesn't want to draw Wheezy Waiter being Mister Doctor Electricon? haha.

March 2012- Home Movies.

This is something I've been wanting to do for a while now- I used to take lots of stopframe photos of my life, with the intention of compiling them into a video format- a sort of moving image of my life at that time. But it never got done.
With my new camera, it's a whole lot easier to record moments in this way, and I found myself taking more video than photographs! Which is quite exciting really. [: I'm calling this a 'Home Movie' because- in way, I guess, it is. It's got a very sentimental quality to it. Sort of half documentary, half home video. You'll also see clips of vlogs in here that I've tried making. haha. Enjoy:

** This is in HD- so that means to see it's full beauty you want to FULL SCREEN this bad boy (and make sure the little 'HD' button is in blue- bottom right)**

and some screen grabs:Screen shot 2012-05-01 at 03.26.26Screen shot 2012-05-01 at 03.27.48Screen shot 2012-05-01 at 03.28.14Screen shot 2012-05-01 at 03.28.24Screen shot 2012-05-01 at 03.29.01Screen shot 2012-05-01 at 03.31.02Screen shot 2012-05-01 at 03.31.06Screen shot 2012-05-01 at 03.31.57Screen shot 2012-05-01 at 03.32.28Screen shot 2012-05-01 at 03.32.36Screen shot 2012-05-01 at 03.32.48All footage taken in the month of March 2012. Kimxo

**Copied from ArtEqualsHappy**

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Some final cut screen shots.

oh, editing.
Final Cut Express (the lovely old version). Just for one little section of the rough edit.

Video Question exchange.- vlogging

To help motivate me to incorporate Vlogging into my blogging schedule- I e-mailed a blogger friend, who also vlogs, and we are doing a little back-and-forth question answering/asking! That's her blog- Love,Elycia. Go there to see her response! and here is my first video:

Great for loosening up and I got a real chance to practice with artificial light & setting up a nice clean background shot.
Also the more I edit HD, the more comfortable I get!!!
Filmed and edited in one evening.

Friday, 13 April 2012


Keek is like twitter, but for 36 second video updates. I'm kind of new to it- and mostly use it like twitter, for my blog followers and online friends. I keep it casual and silly. I sort of started using it as a challenge to myself to get used to being in front of the camera.

The keek in which I mention editing videos and having trouble compressing HD.
The keek in which I mention doing some dying. I had a friend come round and help me film some of the process shots. You can see my hair and wardrobe is ready for filming.

Thursday, 12 April 2012


Filming. Reviewing.



Tie and Dyeing.

More Dyeing.

Camera. Sketchbookin'

Monday, 2 April 2012

Negs in the Car VLOG

Here is a fun vlog I recorded while heading down to my folks' house.
It's got shots of Negs, chats about how she likes to be in the car, some english countryside, and a smile from mum.

Some of my favourite frames:Negscar01Negscar02How cute is that little nose misting up the window! She melts my little heart!Negscar03Much love from Negs and me! <3

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