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I got a lot of filming done at EF last year, 13 hours worth.

What's kept me from doing anything with that is the sheer size of the task... I hadn't really contemplated the enormity of working with that much video. It also doesn't help that my camera was on it's way out at the time, so a lot of the footage has artifacts.

However I have got a lot of footage of certain fursuits, and concentrating on one at a time is much more manageable. Of those suits I'll be making short montage-like videos to put onto YouTube for all to see, "Nouga at EF15" being one such.

I'll be working on more in my spare time over the next few weeks.


Jun. 4th, 2009 09:54 pm
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So yeah, I went out and voted today. I'm not gonna say who I voted for, as I'd like to see who'd be able to guess. ;)

Aside from that I spent a few hours doing some video editing for random projects (nothing I'll be showing, though) and finished up a project for [ profile] avagdu.

And finally that video that was shown at the start of the ConFuzzled Art Auction, the ConFuzzled 2010 Preview, was done by me (under my video/film moniker "Vollmond Media") with the help of [ profile] frost_t_wolf, [ profile] exiledwolf, [ profile] calihusky, and the CF staff on the forum.

The intro footage from CF2008 was kindly donated by [ profile] balto_mike.

Check it here if you haven't already seen it:
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[ profile] jennavixen and I had [ profile] balto_mike around for the weekend. It was pretty cool and I helped Mike sort out the problems he was having with his laptop.

Over the past few weeks my interest in film has been rekindled, and the acquisition of Adobe After Effects has kinda pushed me into overdrive.

We spent the weekend boucing around ideas and working together on a couple of things. I was confident in my work and felt happy about it.

Today I fired up AE and after spending four hours I couldn't make anything to satisfy myself.

I guess what I need to make videos and the like is someone to work with who has a like minded interest and the same spare time as I have, someone who I can bounce ideas off of. Also a fully working camera and a car would be nice. Those will come with time, though. ;)

It's time like this that I:
1) Hate working 12hr shifts. Having only one weekend in three off really restricts the time that I can get out to work with others.
2) Wish I'd actually gone to University and done a Film degree.

Oh well.

Randomly I uploaded the fruits of last night stint in AE. It's the ident for my production "group" of one.

Comments appreciated.
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In a fit of boredom I produced the following. It's quite rough around the edges as I only spent an hour on it, but I did learn quite a lot from the experience.

Enjoy! Comments and constructive criticism appreciated, but bear in mind that this is only a test of the capabilities of After Effects.
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Well here it is, done and dusted.

Comments/criticism (constructive) welcome. Please bear in mind that we do know about the audio quality at some points; there was nothing really that we could do about that at the time. In the future it shouldn't be a problem as we'll be investing in a decent uni-directional gun mic for the camera.

At some point I'll also be replacing my Sony TRV8E MiniDV camcorder with a more professional one. I'd personally love to get a Sony HVR-HD1000E, but I'm not sure if I want to spend over a grand on it. x.x

Can anyone reccomend a decent Standard Def Pro video camera that's available for less than a grand?

R4nger5 TV

Jul. 7th, 2008 07:39 pm
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Unfortunately there's been a problem with Episode One of R4nger5 TV, namely a failure with our backup camera and the video taking a good two hours to render completely. As such it'll be uploaded tomorrow morning (probably around 9am UTC), I'll make a post when it's done.
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Episode One of R4nger5 TV is *almost* complete, I just need to capture one last thing from an old VHS-C camera that we were using (not a problem, really) and it'll be ready to upload. It should be online tomorrow.

Episode One contains:
- A short and concise recap of the R4nger5 ideals.
- A review of a pretty awesome camping stove.
- The CUB (you'll have to watch the episode to find out what that is).
- Ration packs for under £1!
- Two submitted videos!

V and I have pretty much shot about 50% of Episode Two already, and it's due for release in August.

In other R4nger5 news the website is currently undergoing an overhaul. We're moving the site to an off-site server which will be much more stable and thus will eliminate all the email problem's we've had of late (these were due to crappy ISP).
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In an hour I'll have finished yet another two weeks of work, which means that today is the start of one week of non-work. :)

For this week [ profile] r4nger5 and I have planned to finish off Episode One of R4nger5 TV, do some geeky/techy stuff, and I'm possibly going to do some shopping for when I move out into my new place.

I'd also like to provide some updates to a few things (mostly because working 12hr shifts kinda fries my short-term memory x_x); [ profile] damonblackpaw and I have been talking and we've decided that he's gonna move to the UK on the 21st of August, not the 1st of September as originally planned. This means that we'll both be flying from Manchester Airport to EF. :)

Also, Damon and I have set a day for the registration of our civil union; the 18th October (Saturday). I'll be sending out invitations sooner or later (but definitely before EF). We're both hoping that Damon's parents will be able to come over for it; and my parents (Mum and step-Dad, Dad and step-Mum) will be there too.
All in all it will be a small affair and we're hoping to get registered in the same place where we will have the reception. :)

Finally I'm going to open up the floor here. If you would like to come to the reception (and can make it) on the 18th October then either send me an email or leave a comment here. Please don't tell me on IM as I'll probably forget; emails or comments are best. :)
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This is what I spent my morning doing. Granted it took a lot longer than I expected; from start to finish (filming, editing, sfx, foley, conversion, upload) took around four hours. It's an homage to RoboCop and the "Robot Wars" episode of Spaced (series 2, episode 3, "Mettle").

NOTE: I do swear in this video, so quite NSFW.

Yes, I know there are some things wrong with it. This was my first attempt at SFX.

For those who are interested this was done in Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere pro.

Feedback and constructive criticism (a long shot, I know ;) ) are appreciated.

R4nger5 TV

Jun. 6th, 2008 07:00 pm
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Episode Zero of R4nger5 TV is now online. Check it out here or you can watch the embedded version below the cut.

Click here to watch the embedded version )

Enjoy! We're aware that the camera quality is low, but this is more a 'proof of concept' episode. Better content next week! Let us know what you think!

R4nger5 TV

Jun. 5th, 2008 04:17 pm
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[ profile] r4nger5 and I have just finished recording and editing Episode 0 of R4nger5 TV.

It's by no means amazing but it's nice to finally get what we've been wanting to do for a long while done.

It's currently being rendered as I write this and should be finished in about 30 minutes. However we have to leave for work in 10. XD

So all I can say is please bear with us. The show will be uploaded tomorrow.
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I just spent the last hour making an intro and an outro for an internet video project that [ profile] r4nger5 and I have resurrected. Adobe Premiere is bloody beautiful. <3

Tomorrow we should hopefully have some "product" to put onto YouTube. :D
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20 MiniDV tapes, unopened, for £20.

Booyah! :D

Also; Skips are not aerodynamic. *nod*
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So yeah, I was over at [ profile] balto_mike's with [ profile] greyscar and Goten. Mike has one of those Master's Replica Lightsabers (Vader one) and I got to play around with it. :>

**WARNING: I do not profess to have performed any decent swordplay in this video**

Click here to see! )

Check out some more of Mike's awesome videos.


May. 21st, 2007 09:38 am
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Saturday: Working on the video some and [ profile] cavebearranting came over in the evening. Was nice and relaxed. :)

Sunday: [ profile] greyscar took me to York to meet some folks. Saw Lupe and met [ profile] balto_mike and his craaazy flatmates! Talked to [ profile] balto_mike about film/tv prodution (he's a film/tv production student) and he gave me a few pointers about how to improve my own stuff. :D

[ profile] balto_mike also did a fun-run at York Racecourse in [ profile] greyscar's fox fursuit and I was camera-man for the day. ^_^
[ profile] balto_mike won "Best costume" and got a nice bottle of white wine as the prize. :D

Anyway, back in work today. This evening I'm going to blitz my laptop and reinstall a custom version of Windows XP home with the aid of nLite. Hopefully this will mean that my laptop will stop mucking about and I'll be able to work with it properly. I'm setting it up as a mobile editing station, seeing as I do a lot of it at Zac's place. It's certainly powerful enough [Spec sheet - PDF].

And that's it for now.

EDIT: I've decided to just do all of my video editing on my laptop now, leaving my desktop for general use (IMs, Browsing, Gaming, etc).


May. 11th, 2007 05:29 pm
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This weekend I shall be mostly working on the first episode of Zac and I's yet unamed TV show. This will be first collaboration of CavebearTV and I also need to finish off the work on my furry video project.

Furry project: 80% complete
Other project: 70% complete

I hope I can have these finished soon.


May. 8th, 2007 12:19 am
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In a little over two days Zac and I managed to create the first of our 30 minute shows. :D
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OK, so I'm quite late with my video project. The reason for this has been my recent internet downtime. This are back on track now and it should be ready for Monday evening.

Right now I'm putting the finishing touches on the video and messing around with the audio. Once that's finished, and I have the theme and opening video from [ profile] sphelx I'll be able to upload it. :)


Apr. 13th, 2007 02:01 am
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After falling asleep for a couple of hours I'm awake again. So I thought you guys might be interested in seeing my Adobe Premiere workspace.

Yes, having two monitors is damn useful. :>

And now, back to sleep.
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Just letting you know that my big video project is due to be released on Friday or Saturday. In all honesty it's not much to hype but I'm quite happy with how it's going. :)

I'm gonna edit the video and audio tonight and then I just have to wait for the opening titles from [ profile] sphelx. :)


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