At the beginning of February I went with my mum to a family gathering in Ösi, Western Hungary to celebrate my grandmother’s 95th birthday. It was pretty cold (at least -10C plus the windchill) so I stayed mainly indoors and took lots of photos and a few videos around the farm - in the house, the workshop, and around the back yard.
Photos are here
Videos are here
I’ve just added a new playlist of the videos I made in Madeira earlier this year. There are 5 short films so far, and I may add one or two more in due course.
Cabo Girão is a lofty sea cliff located along the southern coast of the island of Madeira, in the Portuguese archipelago of Madeira.
A diamond-shaped sea-cliff escarpment ranging from 560 metres (1,840 ft) to 589 metres (1,932 ft) above sea level, Cabo Girão lies between two river-valleys that flow into the Atlantic Ocean. The escarpment/cliffs extend approximately one kilometre in length and the cliff reaches from approximately three kilometres between the urban sprawl of Câmara de Lobos and the river-valley of Quinta Grande...
This week I came across a couple of websites featuring my work, Analog: Radio: Transmission, and Flying High.
The first is a site called Analog: Radio: Transmission. The aim of this blog is to draw attention to the relentless technological advancement of 21st Century civilisation. The author states that the overriding theme “is to show our unyielding tendency towards progress, no matter what the cost. Like a child obsessed with what’s behind the only door that is locked in the creepy house or an adults temptation to press the ‘big red button’, we seem to just have to tinker and look to see what might happen.”
My video ‘Button’ has been used in this entry, and I think it is entirely appropriate and illustrates the theme of the site well. Kudos to Dr Analog.
Following a visit to Turkey in September, staying a week in Istanbul, and a week in Simena on the south coast, I have created sets of photographs and videos taken there.
Boats and scenery, Kekova-Simena
There are at least 300 photos (edited down from nearly 800) but I am still adding a few more as I go along - that stuff takes time! There are 9 videos in the playlist.
06 September 2011 - 11:28 PM Categories: video
A video I made recently of my daily commute through Streatham, Tooting, Wimbledon and at 3:08 a really high-speed section on the A3 through Surrey to Guildford. (By high speed, I mean, the video has been speeded up! The usual journey time for this 29 mile trip is anywhere between forty-five minutes to an hour and a half).
17 June 2010 - 06:06 PM Categories: video
I noticed recently that the video I made of the Giant Sequoia trees at Mariposa Grove in Yosemite National Park was getting way more hits (like thousands more) than any of the other videos I have on YouTube. Thanks to the new Insight tools on YouTube, I was able to figure out why quite easily. Read more to see the video in question...
I want to put my stuff online in an easily navigable and attractive way for as many people to see as would like to. So this site is built with Rapidweaver and its excellent range of 3rd party plugins. It’s standards compliant and I like the ease of use so I can throw something together quickly. I’ve just added Mediabox, as I recently blogged. Although I haven’t done comprehensive testing it seems to work fine on both PC’s and Macs and in all browsers.
All that is except for Internet Explorer 8, which seems to break on the video pages that contain the Mediabox code. Why is that? I’m not going waste my time trying to figure it out just now, as it works on everything else. So I urge all you IE users out there to do yourselves a favour and switch to Firefox. Not for my sake you understand. It’s just better. More stuff works on it. It’s as simple as that.
UPDATE 4 September 2008: Working now in IE8 and IE7 hopefully
05 September 2009 - 01:02 PM Categories: video
I’ve uploaded two new videos. One is a 53 second clip shot with an iPhone of some old plastic caught on top of a wall. I slowed the playback speed to about 30%, double-tracked the sound and added a bit of echo and reverb. The result is quite eerie.
The other is a much shorter iPhone clip of an outdoor ashtray smoking and looking like it’s about to catch fire.
Both are filed in a playlist called Vignettes. These are short video notes, mostly with a static camera and minimal or no editing - like a long photo.