Christmas 2014

Christmas 2014

It’s no wonder I haven’t created any new videos since uploading the 2013 family Christmas movie - so much happened in 2014 that I didn’t have time to sit down let alone shoot, edit and upload any video.

Christmas 2013

Christmas 2013

I love making videos of the stuff I get up to but what often holds me back is my inner Spike Jonze and a need to at least try and create a mini-masterpiece worthy of Palme d’Or shortlisting.

Play

Play

Stuck indoors on a wet Monday afternoon I decided it was time to try out my camera's remote timer and put together this short time-lapse film of me and Fergus playing in his nursery.

My First Picnic

My First Picnic

You don’t get to my age without having enjoyed plenty of picnics, it’s one of my favourite ways to spend the summer and is a great excuse for stuffing yourself with pork pies, scotch eggs and all the chips and dips.

Funtime With Fergus

Funtime With Fergus

I wanted to test out the DSLRs video capabilities and my new EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens so what better subject than my bouncing baby son.

Bump To Baby

Bump To Baby

You'll have to excuse the lack of updates lately - try as I might, I can't make an interesting blog entry out of the tales of sleepless nights and projectile poo that make up life with a newborn.

Ischia

Ischia

Feeling as though I'd been neglecting my video camera in favour of the DSLR I thought I'd take it along with us to record our week-long stay on the island of Ischia, just off the western coast of Italy.

Cycling To Work

Cycling To Work

Feeling in an inspired mood after watching the latest Vimeo Video School tutorial on how to make a bicycle camera mount and viewing the examples others had posted I thought I'd have a stab at making my own mount and video. Recording my cycle to work seemed like a good journey to start the experiment with.

Load Of Hay

Load Of Hay

We had a lovely weekend on the Grand Union canal and seeing as the great British waterways aren't somewhere I often find myself I though I'd take the camcorder along and make a short film of our journey.

Secret Garden Party

Secret Garden Party

I decided to take the camcorder along to Secret Garden Party this year to record as many of the sights and sounds we'd experience as possible and edit it all down into a movie when we got back to civilisation.

Dubrovnik The Movie

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is a beautiful part of the world so it was great to have the camcorder and be able to to film as we explored the streets near where we were staying and on the islands when we ventured beyond the City walls.

Spitalfields City Farm

Spitalfields City Farm

My obsession with filming, editing and posting almost everything I do continues to rule my life. The latest despatch from my daily comings and goings is from our recent trip to the Spitalfields City Farm in Hackney, just behind 93 Feet East which is most odd. A farm, with real, live animals just two minutes from Brick Lane!? I wouldn't believe it if I hadn't seen it myself.

My First Movie

My First Movie

My new camcorder arrived on Friday morning so I took it out to document a sunny weekend trip to London Fields. I've uploaded the finished - albeit rough - edit to Vimeo. I think my main problem was my post Stag & Dagger hangover shakes which meant the footage I shot was pretty shaky - Kate's shots are much steadier - although it's hard to keep everything still when you're walking along dodging East London trendies.