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This blog isn't really the way I wanted it to be, I was writing a whole thing about what the fuck it is I've been doing for the last year and the all the mad shit up in my brain box, but it was taking too long and I couldn't really articulate what it was I wanted to communicate so instead whoever the Hell reads is this is just going to get some links, and written updates on what I've been doing:
The first of these is a condensed version of a proper short film conceptualised by my buddy Tom, which he, his cousin Jack (assisted by our friend Dave) and I worked a lot on then edited this short sort of trailer thing for Tom's interview at uni (Sheffield Hallam). I've been meaning to use the footage to my own edit of the full thing, but haven't yet got round to it.
This one's an art video I made to take the piss out of a bunch of pretentious video art pieces that were on display at the University of Cumbria art college (most of them were just time-lapsed photo shits that went on for about a hundred years (or you know ten - fifteen minutes but that's a long time when nothing happens)). The other reason I made it was to get to grips with Sony Vegas' tool set, since I'm used to using Final Cut. The footage is all just stuff I had for one thing or another lying around on my computer. I think the video actually came out pretty well in the end for just being a way to waste a few hours.
PodcastsI've been doing a podcast (originally called Please Tell Me You're Human, now Please Tell: Film & TV) with the aforementioned Jack and another friend, Story, about films and television and whatever other junk comes out of our mouths. I've just started doing Please Tell Me: VIDJAGAMES, a videogames podcast, with Matt and I appeared on episode 2 of Please Tell Me: Art Crap (a podcast loosely based on "the arts") with Jack and another different Ben.
All of these can be found and subscribed to here as well as being on (or in the case of VIDJAGAMES coming soon to) iTunes store. I and everyone else from the Please Tell Me You're Human podcast network (ideas above our station) would appreciate if you listened and gave us feedback, either with an iTunes review/rating, email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or on Twitter to @pleasepodcastme.
Other As well as all of this I've been editing a wedding video for someone back at school's daughter (not actually someone I knew when I was there, but my teacher recommended me to her). This has been a lot more hassle than I originally predicted at first because I wasn't equipped to work on the video at home so had to do all of the editing on the school's crappy eMacs which take forever to render anything and I could only use them when the media suite was free from brats trying to get A levels. The I got a laptop with Vegas and had to try and learn how to use that software, and now that the video is essentially done Vegas is crapping out on my mid-render.
Other than this stuff I have been slowly working on a script for my own short film, and no matter what will shoot something from it over summer.
OK so that's pretty much my year (at least the productive bits) from 19th June 2009 (my last A level exam) to now; never managed to get a job though.