Sunday, February 24, 2008

A Zadi Twitter Comment Made Real - Semanal 7

Something Zadi said on twitter made this happen....
Formats available: Quicktime (.mov)

Climate Change Explorer - vox pop nature - Semanal 6

This was previously abandoned footage for an schools arts project on climate change. It was conceived and filmed last year during the media's big debate on the natural verses human causes of climate change. This debate still rages in schools as climate change enters the national curriculum and different teachers have different views - The Climate Change Explorer Project put me at the center of this debate and I thought that the only way forward was to equip the kids with the ability to ask questions for themselves - harder than you think, because it actually requires someone to listen and the kids to be heard. Thats why I made Plasticine Opinions. Anyway I wasn't sure if this video worked because I was trying to understand that if nature has no voice then how do we listen to it?
Formats available: Quicktime (.mov)

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Morecambe - Canon HG10 - Semanal 5

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Adam has written below about our experience of the HG10 camera this month. I have to say it won me over for ease of use and general gorgeousness of shot quality - even I could use it one handed whilst jiggling baby - but didn't have much chance to, to be honest. However, I did live with the camera present every moment just about - which, as Adam says below, caused a few annoyed comments from me when tired!

Anyway - this little film captures the joy of the last week when, with a surprise week of free time in Adam's full diary, we got to enjoy time as a family in this glorious and unusual Spring weather. This film is of an outing to Morecambe Bay. The three of us went last week after Django had to go to the Maxillo Facial Unit to have his tongue tie 'released' - a very upsetting affair for me as we had to leave him to the surgeon. But in the end, he is happier for it and able to eat more. Which is how this little film ends - me feeding him, sitting in the fading sun of Morecambe Bay...blissfool.

When Django is older he will wonder why it was only the first month of his is life was recorded with such beautiful image quality...

now - if someone somewhere has a car they would like us to try out as a send it along!

Here is what Adam has to say...bit more technical...

Our months trial of the HG10 is finally up and I have hardly posted a fraction of the footage we have ... The Semanal Project thankfully gives me the perfect excuse to try and put the footage together ... So with my son sleeping in one arm and using a pen and tablet to edit iMovie08 in the other I have put together a little walk about we had along Morecambe beach.

The great thing we liked about the HG10 - especially for what I do - is its super fast focus and zoom- it is great for capturing that visual moment - Vik did tell me off because I have been glued to the view finder ... whispering "nice" and "Yes" sad and I can imagine annoying. Still we got some excellent shots that I will be sharing with you in the next few weeks (yes the hard drive is packed) Which reminds me if you do get this camera .. and I am saving for one right now ... get a 1TB external firewire drive too ... you will need it.

Formats available: Quicktime (.mov)

Monday, February 18, 2008

Music Links let me down!

Twitter, originally uploaded by Adam Clarke.

Andy from Music Links phoned me and came clean that with five days to go they wont need me to film their event - Quote Project. I sensed something wrong last week as the communication dried up and no one knew for sure what was going on ... better off out of there .. I think so.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

True Colours - Semanal 4

Upwards and onwards - second life may well be taking up my time in the future and I like machinima
Formats available: Quicktime (.mov)

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Face Morphing - Semanal 3

I am working like a daemon at the moment - no not the cute furry creatures that are your 'soul' but the hell kind - 'the damned' - still it is enjoyable work - sort of like play so reather that a traditional (what ever that is) video blog something about my creative processes that I am presently engaged in.
Formats available: Quicktime (.mov)

Friday, February 15, 2008


Father, originally uploaded by Adam Clarke.

Painting with pixels

MacBook Nano

MacBook Nano, originally uploaded by dadaev.

great concept

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Me and the Monkey at The Glass Box Gallery

Finally made friends with a monkey - we get on fine - meaning we don't talk much, well I do most of it he just sits there staring people out - anyway here we are in second life enjoying some art from a SL colleague Gen Nicholls.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

A seesmic Sunday morning

Saturday, February 02, 2008


Thanks to Holly at Canon Camera Buzz we get to play with a Canon HG10 for a month. The one great thing about a HDD camera is there are no tapes to lose and this camera can cope with low light. I am also enjoying iMovie 08, I am sure much to everyone's surprise, but it is fast and I can just about edit the whole thing with one hand while bouncing our new baby son in my other arm. I am also trying to keep up with Semanal weekly vlogs! I am behind as this is number 2. Ah well Django makes it all work while. I am just about to get out in the snow. Later Folks Adam, Vik and Django
Formats available: MPEG-4 Video (.m4v)