Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Sound Design on a cinematic scale!

Mr Ricky Martin and myself have had our heads buried in a big project that is soon to be unveiled. As we have both CO-Written and Directed the project (soon to be released through Aardman & BBC) its lovely to sit at the back of films@59and go through the final sound mixes. VERY exciting! More to come on release!

Saturday, 20 November 2010

MTV EMA 2010

I've just found one of the edits I worked on for the MTV EMAs 2010 which went out live on 07/11/10 internationally on MTV. I worked on the entire nominations package but I've only found this one (best video) online so far. It's not great quality & it cuts in crudely but it gives you a good look at the edit:

Best Hiphop:

Best Alternative (Excuse hideous title at start, it's clearly not mine!):

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Dubai & Abu Dhabi

As you do I got a call from Hurricane media asking me to go and edit on location in Dubai....2 days from the time of the call. Luckily I'd had a client pull out on me for that week so I was able to confirm the booking immediately.

In Abu Dhabi I worked directly behind the main stage at the Yasalam music concerts held in conjunction with the F1 that was going on the same weekend literally next to the track.

I edited a variety of outputs from Broll for the main stage and vox-pops that was used by both BBC World news and CNN International. I also created complete polished edits for Kelly Rowland, Sean Paul, Linkin Park and Prince and worked directly on other edits including Kayne West and Gabrielle.

The job was heavily labour intense involving digitizing from EXCAM cards, transcoding, project assembly/organisation & editing of the material (as it came in so edits would be ever evolving). I was in charge of and outputting, Broll to h.264 .movs (1024x576) and Web Edits to be used for internet promotion at 1280x720 h.264 .MP4s.

Not all of the outputs have been rereleased yet so I will update as they become available. Photos of locations also to come.
Heres a start though.

Beats on the beach:

Kayne West Live - I was not the primary editor on this piece however I did have direct influence and input into it:

Heres how CNN Used the Broll:

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Studio POV

For no reason at all heres the studio in choppy form..

End of an Era

Today the last of 10 Podcasts that I edited and some of which shot goes live on the Aardman site. I had the good fortune to work closely with Dave Sproxton on the pieces which was a pleasure. They were editited almost a year ago to the day and its lovely to see whats been happening in my editing world since then! Clcik the picture to see the podcast