Sunday, 20 February 2011

CCAD at London

Our course this week has had a trip to london. The reason for this was to have a chance of going to the Broadcast Video Expo 2011 in Earls Court.


We had to go on the last day because we are students, but I had a fun run around looking at all the fancey gadgets they had to offer and they was a lot! I also Decieded that it might be a good idea to vist the Avid Seminars as Iam hoping to specilise as a Editor and Im conferdent on Adobe Software New and Old and I have had a lot of messing around with Final Cut Pro but somehow always avoided the Avid suite , however im going to be spending a lot of time on that suite next week, and the coming months and thought it would be a good idea to see pro's at it first... I must say it looked wonderful but it was a lot to take in and I can see that Avid are changing at lot with their new software, and Im looking forward to trying it out and will update on how I feel about it.

I did also buy a book on editing and a new external Hard Disk Drive because everything is moving more and more to digital if not there and its no longer safe just one back up so I have my old 1 TB harddrive which is slower than this new faster and better in everyway model.


While we where in london it would be a shame not to take advantage of the westend which was more or less a door step away, if you know of Queen which I hope you do you know that the name is from one of his famous songs, but I most say that this was a brilliant show which has tonnes of life, power, colour and comedy. It was a perfect way to enjoy your night in london.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011


Last week was the week when we finalised our specilism groups.

my main focus is on editing and cinematographer.

I will be taking part in 4 projects, 3 editing projects and 1 cinematographer

The projects im having my main focus on is;

1) Peter silk - who just now changed at lot about it but is going to have a grindhouse (more B-movie now) style to it. (no working title) Im going to be digital cinematographer and back-up film camera.
Camera Format - P2.

2) Andy Harrison - which is fast pace story exploring the theme's of geek culture through four main charectors all with their own styles of geek, this does have a working title TBP but will be changing. my role for this project is editor.
Editing Format - Mac: Final Cut Pro.

3) Jess Shaw - is a project focusing around one charector who has had so much hurt from his past realtionship and to cope writes down all what he is thinking in a dairy. this is going to be a much slower pace film.
Editing Format - PC: Avid

4) Lee Charnley - this is a project arranged with my course leaders. Its a project we where hoping to last year however due to issues at the time we were unable, but now im including it into a specilism. The project is to make a promotional video to advertise the new course taking over the one im on now, showing the best pieces over the life span of this course.
Editing Format - PC: Adobe CS5