It's been awhile since my last update so here goes.
Work projects have been few and far between at the moment, just a few small special effects shots for a handful of private films. Random effects from godly burning trees to UFO's. There's still one short film edit in progress and there's still a few more UFO effects to finish too.
On a bad note, my Canon 550D has developed a bad fault, lens errors up the yin-yang! Most likely is the auto-focus circuit has burned out. (A common fault when used for filming apparently). The nearest camera repair shop is an hours drive away too. Going to be a while to repair.
Also contemplating a p
It's been a while since I've updated my journal so I'll start 2014 with an update of what's going on in my life.
Firstly, my little boy turned 7 yesterday, time has flown by. It's been a challenge being a full time parent but all seems to be going well. :-)
I'm hoping to upgrade my PC system in the next few weeks to finally get a machine than can cope with the HD editing I'm working on more and more.
Plans are underway to also set up a small studio area at home to start producing a regular vlog and also a possible YouTube series with my niece who's an avid Anime fan.
So with anime and film being big parts of our lives, we'll look
Once again it's been a very busy time.
My friends and I are launching an IndieGoGo campaign to help us fund a huge charity drive. Our plan is to buy three cars (for under £200 each) fix them up, cover them in sponsor stickers and tour the North East of England along side our chosen charities to raise funds for them. Our final goal is to run in the Crumball Rally in 2014, again to raise as much money as possible for two great charities.
Every penny our campaign raises will go to preparing the cars and running in the Rally next year, touring the UK will be paid for out of our own pockets. ALL the money raised by both touring and
I just noticed it's been nearly a year since my last journal entry and probably just as long since my last deviation.
Last time I spoke of my new camera, since then it's travelled across the North East of England and filmed & photographed quite a lot.
So far I've filmed music videos & events and also a romantic comedy short film. But mostly it has been meeting celebrities, The list does go on a bit...
Tony Wright (Terrorvision)
Bowling for Soup's Jared & Erik
Mike Starr of Steel Panther
No lights 'til Lockdown
Scouting for Girls
The time has finally come!
After ordering a Canon 550D via the interwebs, the first one delivered was faulty (guessing a fault with the motion sensor since it turned off if you tilted the camera)
After a little wait (and a small fortune to return post the broken one), it has finally arrived.
A spanking new Canon 550D! WOOOHOOOO!
The Sigma 28-80mm lens I bought, also appeared to have a fault but once I cleaned the sticky fingerprints and muck from the lens, it has fired up and working fine. Although by this time I'd also gone out and bought the standard 18-55mm Canon Lens.
I was offered my money back for the Sigma but I've deci