Sunday, May 07, 2006

first visit?

If you're not sure what this videoblog is about then here are 4 of my favourite videos to get you started. If you're interested by what you see then click on the comments link at the bottom of this entry to add your thoughts.



click on the images to see the movies, they'll open in a small pop-up window, each one is about 30secs long and around 2mb in size) or download them here if the pop up doesn't work -

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Most of the stuff I post here is documentary, not planned and staged, just captured. I film using a little digital stills camera, and then treat the image and sound to help focus the ideas I'm presenting, and often write some music. You'll need to have quicktime to view these films, although some of them are available as flash movies in the archive.

I stole the idea of a 'first visit' post from daniel at pouringdown.blogspot.com, if you haven't already seen his videoblog forget looking at my stuff and go there now, not only does he have great ideas about presenting stuff to new visitors, but he regularly produces beautiful and emotive films that truly embody the ideas John Grierson used to define - 'the creative treatment of actuality'

79 comments:

Nocturnal said...

Brilliant, I love your work.

Cheers

J32i_TH3_3LD3R said...

wow i found your blog through zed, your work is very inspiring! finding your page is going to make my week!!! thanks!

J32i_TH3_3LD3R said...

what program are you using for your for treatment?

duncan said...

pretty much all in Final Cut Pro with coloru correction, masks and blurs.. i usually shoot at 60fps on a little canon ixus (which is currently broken though! hence the lack of new videos!)

Matt said...

Not be corny, but very inspiring. I'm inspired to get out my digital camera this weekend.

I like to take still shots (rather than video) and record some audio on my voicerecorder... But nothing too sophisticated yet.

R2K said...

This page is great, welcome to the blogger "blogs of note" list.

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU!

R3dcurlz said...

Wow. I love how you're able to express life's little moments like that. I tried to express in words the beauty of a moment yesterday and someone called me "pretentious." Oh well. Looking back, I guess it was, though that wasn't my intention.

On the other hand, I just don't think some people have the capacity to appreciate.

I love the idea of carrying around a video camera. I agree with your other commenters, very inspiring. {:-)

idieh said...

This is amazing!

chumly said...

I am always fascinated by the Video blogs. I am not adept to put them on mine but that is not me. It amazes me how simple moments caught on film are so thought provoking. Thank you.

BionicBuddha said...

Wonderful direction and composition...great work!!


www.bionicbuddha.com

Paris said...

These videos are hot!

Julian said...

very cool, congrats on blogs of note

The Yacht Broker said...

Really nice blog, I should get some
videos on mine Journal as well.
Thanks.

William Cirocco said...

Wow, amazing stuff. Getting that kind of quality in found moments is hard enough in still photography, not to mention film. I love the music you compose, too. Superb.

Muslim Unity said...

"This is the most pathetic blog I have ever seen. It really is crappy. Crappy would be an understatement."



Repeating what the others have been saying would make it so boring even though its the truth.

Best Of Luck!
Be Happy and Spread the peace!

purebathrooms said...

The way you represent your thought is beautiful and very transparent. your blog is live and says some thing very natural.

Merry Mama said...

Uh. I don't get the videos. WHy are they superb? Please tell me. I'm a SAHM who regularly videos the antics of my children and takes photos daily. I don't know If I'm totally lacking in the artistic dept. or what, but I don't get the disconnected-ness of these videos. You don't seem involved in your subjects at all- Why is that attractive?

Broady said...

This is fantastic! You've inspired me to get that $300 camera out that I don't use. I'll check back often.

Rosie said...

wondering if u could help me with how the hell u got ur page so nice! i could really learn something from u, i'd appreciate ur help...? if u'd care to help, can u leave me a post on my page

Rosie said...

by the way my blog is- www.rosie-anythingeverything.blogspot.com thanks!

Mike said...

Brilliant site! This is a very nice change of pace, not to mention inspirational...I may have to do something like this on my site if I can come up with something that speaks... I'll be back for sure...

Jeff_Mills said...

I don't know where you live... or do I? Am I a photographer? No. Not really. I'm just messing with ya.

Cool blog.

Yasser said...

where did you come up with the name for the blog?

Arte said...

Good idea!

SIR H(igh)A(larm)L(elvel) said...

ciao volevo chiederti se ti va di visitare
questo sito : http://www.vitaminic.it/artist/phoema
puoi trovarci alcune canzoni della mia band...ascoltale
poi magari lasci un commento su questo blog
http://forsemiperdoinmaridipittura.blogspot.com/
se poi lo posti ad altre persone mi fai un piacere enorme
grazie ciaociao

Lady Boulder said...

Nice blog!

g.knotee said...

creative.a bit bizarre but very original.

sanyangshu said...

very nice presentation ....

Anonymous said...

good job

isaiah said...

hi i like your blog and its really cool. is it ok if you tell me how to add video. and by the why good work keep it up.

duncan said...

for all those asking about ways to put video on a blog.. you should visit http://freevlog.org
they'll show you how to do it all easily and for free!
thanks for all the positive comments people, hopefully my camera will be fixed soon and i might get some more video up.

Cindy said...

I think these are beautiful. This blog is small potatoes compared to what you seem to be capable of.

littleblackraincloud said...

the videos actually dont take forever 2 load!!!

Anonymous said...

Get a life.
jdavis@mckinneyisd.net

talksmart said...

Love this site!

Anonymous said...

great

jromer said...

i found your blog and lucky me! such beautiful work. i hope you don't mind, i've linked you to my blog.

john said...

Love the design of your site...

:)

http://funtube.blogspot.com

Minx said...

Hi, just came across your blog. This is really inspiring. I've never thought of doing something like this.
For those who do not understand it, they need to consider the title whilst looking at the video clip.
Great job, do keep your work up.

Rachelle Chase said...

While procrastinating this morning, I discovered your blog. Your videos are awesome! Such simplicity you use to evoke emotion. You make it look so easy and yet I know it's not.

Looking forward to more!

luella said...

very nice

What u fuka-AKA Da Pimp said...

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Shaun said...

That is so great! wow! impressed..

** Shaun **
My awesome blog: ohpunk.blogspot.com

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Jammu said...

You're work is the bets. Keep it up!

EmailHosting.com said...

The pouringdown stuff is great. Great stuff!

Jarcened said...

Your camera has features that were quite advanced. May I know what was it that you used? I plan to give one to my girlfriend in webdatedotcom when we meet nxt month on her birthday.

Kuan Gung said...

Wow...cool...thank you

Smiley said...

:)

The Stiltwalker said...

dammit! I need quicktime, yet again.

Barbara said...

I am fascinated. Thanks a lot. I love that

Sacul said...

I'm glad I stumbled upon your blog. Keep up the good work!

Frioleiras said...

i LOVE YOUR BLOG !!!! IT IS SO "FRESH", SO TENDER !!!

Senor Cheeseburger said...

If your not sure what this blog is about; www.supersexypictures.blogspot.com
don't worry, you're not alone.

CHEESEBURGERS!!!!

GS said...

good work. keep it up

i_am_not_who_i_am said...

beauty is in the eye of the beholder!

keep going ....

fida . . .

Our Wedding said...

Your so very creative! - All the best from Australia

darkman said...

check out my blog!

Erica said...

Bloody brilliant. I actually got chills while watching "Passion".

Brock said...

Thankyou for allowing me to share a little bit of your life. Have you ever stumbled into someone at random. I just did. It was great!

Steve said...

Fantastic work. I'm looking forward to viewing the rest of these. You doing this with iMovies?

Ancient Clown said...

This computer will not let me view...I'll try again later...Please visit and join my online poll. It is THE issue NOT being discussed.
your humble servant,
Ancient Clown

katie (the girl) said...

'shelter' is very moving. maybe its because i'm in a lonely place in my life at the moment, but i found it sad to watch because of the closeness and the giving of shelter from one person to another. but it was really lovely and beautiful.

davidcw61 said...

How's this Senor Cheeseburger getting in everyone's comments? Interesting idea with capturing real life.

kangur05 said...

amazing :D

dasein4 said...

Very nice stuff. Keep on going....

SleekBlackMercedes said...

your blog is very unique indeed.

EmailHosting.com said...

How were you able to add your videos in?

dukeim said...

It has been a long time!
First of all, Thanks for linking my blog on your web page. However, I don't satisfied very much with my blog yet and actually I think my blog is not worth shucks. Anyway thank you so much!.
I was going to keep in touch with you, but I was a bit busy 'cause I had to take a test at school last week. So, I now have a holiday for about 2weeks.
It pleasures me to know you. When I have a free time, I'll visit your blog.

The Yacht Broker said...

HI GUYS. IT's REALLY GREAT BLOG!

susan said...

This is nice. I find them meaningful.

yolly said...

It's very pretty! I am no digital cam fanatic but myabe I am starting to be one. Thanks to you!

apprentice said...

Lovely work. The framing on the broly is great.

Chuck Leggett said...

You vlog is featured in Vlog Gumbo 6.

http://vloggumbo.blogspot.com

Dooser said...

They'll be missed.

nicole said...

You really have your own style of capturing the moments!!! Very inspiring.. Keep doing it.

Anikafriend said...

Fascinating stuff and thought provoking.Dont know what emotions your videos stir but enough to say they stir some!

Anonymous said...

Just stopping back to enjoy your work. - Bre

Tekglow said...

i love your video journal . i watched, Good job !! :) inspiring

John