Sunday, 28 February 2010

British MX Champs Round 1. Taking photos!?

My mate rang me bright and early this morning to tell me that the first round of the British Motocross Champs was at a track really local to me (3 miles away) so he came down to mine and we headed out to watch.

Expecting it to be really muddy I parked a fair walk away, luckily I parked on a road and didn't have to get pushed out like the majority of non-4WD cars did. The rain that we'd been forecast also didn't arrive so got some nice pics with some wicked natural light.

I'm really quite pleased with some of the pics I took. It was annoying though not being able to take pics that I wanted because I didn't have a media pass so had to stay behind the barriers.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Broken Camera :(

I haven't updated for a while and there's a very annoying reason why!

Weekend before last I was down at Tavistock Woodlands shooting the Woodland Riders race when my focus motor jammed and stopped working. Basically my camera now is jammed on a set focus and makes a horrible noise. It's going to cost me £520 to get it fixed so while I'm getting the money for that there won't be any video's! I'm gutted but these things happen and I'm glad it wasn't at a National.

anyway, Kustom Bikes race at Combe Sydenham this weekend which should be great fun!

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Joe Reed at Haldon.

Yesterday I went up to Haldon with Joe Reed for a quick little shoot on one of the DH tracks up there. Turned out to be a pretty good day, wasn't too cold, was dry and got some okay shots. Still got a lot to learn, at least I've got the exporting sorted now!

Anyway, here it is.

Joe Reed at Haldon from Southside Productions on Vimeo.

I suggest you click on the 'HD' button in the corner if you want to see if in a bigger size and in full quality. this will take you to the Vimeo website to watch it where the quality is better.

I'm off to Tavistock today to film the first Woodland Riders race of the Winter Series so that should be up by tomorrow.


Wednesday, 3 February 2010

So I went up to Dorchester on Saturday to pick up my camera from Mono. He was nice enough to give me a free copy of FOFO2 as well, wicked film. I suggest you all go out and buy it!

Anyway, Sunday I headed up to East Hill in Ottery St Mary to have a little practice shoot with Dom McCrae, Derek Pinkett and George Croton. After filming up there for about an hour, Adam Price came up for a play so that was sick to get a real fast rider to film too. Then Ryan Bruton from bikenutz came up for a session too.

Good day out and got some okay footage. Nothing is brilliant at the moment as I really am not used to the camera. Using the Ring Zoom it taking a while to get used to as it using all of the W/B etc.

Then got home and on Monday, ordered a firewire cable, Tripod, and Final Cut Express off Amazon. Amazed to find it came yesterday morning, which considering I didn't pay for the fast delivery was pretty rad.

Edited it yesterday in College and then spent all night trying to find out how to export it into a high quality, small size file. Export quality still isn't great but I have an idea of how to do it next time now.

Should be off to Tavi Woodlands on Sunday to shoot the Woodland Riders race down there.

Anyway, I uploaded it to Mpora, Vimeo and Pinkbike and I think that Vimeo wins the quality war.