Super Normal Life of Aiden Allcock

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This weekend I had the opportunity to shoot a live show. The very talented Dan Nixon wrote and directed a mini-musical for the Melbourne Fringe Festival, called The Super Normal Life of Aiden Allcock. It’s a brilliant, funny work about the power of imagination. My praise can’t do it justice, but this review is worth a read.

The challenge of shooting a live show, much like a wedding, is that the action never stops for you, and ...

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The less is more video review

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Whenever I’m researching new gear, I invariably find myself sitting through countless unboxing or review videos, some of them long and tedious, just to glean a little more information about the product.

There’s a great irony to some of them. I’ve watched tripod reviews shot with a hand-held camera, for instance. Microphone and wind-shield tests regularly end with a summary of “what you probably heard”, as though the guy making the clip will be as surprised by the results as I ...

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Canon EOS 650D

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Hmm… so I’m looking around for a new DSLR, and trying to balance a few competing interests.

As much as this is for home life, the wife and the impeding baby, I figure it might as well be something I can borrow or steal back to use on video projects, when the need arises. So it’s important that it handles HD video pretty well. There are plenty of contenders in that area, all with their limitations. Actually right now the Sony ...

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The mysterious 717 tripod

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I’m a recreational eBay-er. Some night’s I’d rather snoop around on eBay than watch TV. Some nights, TV is sufficiently dull that I can easily do both. One of those “direct-ish from China” ebay items is the variously named but typically numbered “717″ tripod.

The mysterious 717Do an eBay search for 717 tripod and you’ll soon see what I mean. Sometimes it’s a Weifeng, sometimes its ...

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Website content is up!

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I’m happy to report that the web-site content is finally up. It still needs a little work, but I expect the site to evolve over time, so that’s OK. I’ll replace some of the images and video loops the more of my own work as I get clearances from clients.

So far I’m hosting all the video myself. I’ll upload longer and higher quality clips to Vimeo soon, as examples of the online video package I’m offering.

The facebook page is also ...

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New Logo

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Not sure if it’s a keeper yet. It’s just something I whipped up this morning. I think it works OK, and it ties the business site and the blog together. I’ve added it to twitter and facebook, so we’ll see how it settles in (and see whether my very pregnant designer comes up with anything before she drops her bundle).

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Taking shape

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The Keepsake Media website and blog are starting to take shape! The style and layout are getting closer to complete, and the copy is nearly done (though most of that’s not live yet). Some of the images need to be replaced, and video samples are still to be done… but it’s getting there.

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Up and running… just

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So, the keepsake.tv site and blog are up. I’m nowhere near settled on a a base theme for the site(s) yet, so I’m even further from customising them. The plan is that the blog and the site will share the same theme, which is why they’re both ugly at the moment. I might go for an alternate colour scheme for the blog, so they’re easier to tell apart.

The main site will be built on WordPress too, though it won’t function ...

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