21.8.11

A winter Ride!

Yo!


Art workout 2011, week 29 of 52.

Well this week I've really delved into something quite different :-D. I borrowed Sam Baker's GoPro camera (basically a tiny camera with an attachment, in this case a giant suction cap with pivoting arm), and spent half a day with it and my trusty motorbike out in the Adelaide Hills. I really had a blast experimenting with different ways I could put the camera and stage shots, I had about 1.5 hours of footage by the end. The next big step was editing it all down to a few minutes, choosing what to keep or kill, linking with some suitable audio and doing some shaky cam Stabilization too. Lot's of firsts which is probably what made it so much fun! I'm really happy with how it turned out and I feel I really captured the way I love to ride, cruising around twisted mountain roads :-D.

For those interested, the bike is a 2003 BMW R1150R Rockster being ridden around the Adelaide Hills in South Australia. It's filmed with a HD Hero Go Pro, motorsports edition and edited with Sony Vegas. The music is the song "From the morning" by Nick Drake.


Art Workout 2011, Week 30 of 52.

And here's a doodle from my sketchbook. Getting into production on a short film has been playing around in my head quite a lot of late, and here's me playing around with a little bit of character development for it.

-Dan

9.8.11

The Spirit Gala

Greetings!Art workout 2011, Week 27 of 52.

So here's the final result of that layout test I did two posts ago! This is my final version which I've had printed for the Sala festival and will be exhibited to the public in the Foyer of Rising Sun Pictures here in Adelaide! Woot!

Art workout 2011, Week 28 of 52:

Film Lighting: Talks with Hollywood's Cinematographers and Gaffers - notes

Here's another week where I'm substituting visual art for a bit of theory and sharing notes I made while reading the above mentioned book. It was all pretty technical live action lighting thoughts, but I found a few golden nuggets of knowledge in there and added them to my Wiki. Maybe a nugget of gold useful to your fine self also? By the power of pork flavoured marshmellows, I surely hope so!!

Woot!
-Dan

4.8.11

Awww Koala hug!

Howdy!
Art workout 2011, Week 26 of 52.

This week I tackled the very intimidating challenge of doing a caricature of my awesomely lovely wife. It really ignites your nerves working on a reimagining of a loved one, luckily enough,she really liked it :-D.

Peace out!
-Dan