September 2010 Archives
September 26, 2010
I’ve only just realised that I didn’t mention this: I shot and edited this film for the Scottish Ensemble, who’ve also used a bunch of clips as the background for their shiny new website.
It was another of those KBS shoots, which I’ll use as a convenient excuse for the dodgy colour balancing in places. However, I’m pretty happy with the end result.
Shot mostly two-camera on Panasonic HMC151 and GF1, the latter pre-hack (for those who know about such things) and sporting the darling little 20mm ƒ/1.7 and a hulking brute of a Sigma 10-20 ƒ/4–5.6 via a Nikon adaptor. Audio during the performance sections was recorded by somebody who actually knew what they were doing, on a Zoom H4n.
Since the current template here crops the edge of the video frame, it’s probably better to view the film at YouTube itself.
September 20, 2010
18 months today, I’ll turn 40.
September 14, 2010
Eurogamer have a lovely article looking back at one of my all-time favourite games, Homeworld. A remarkable piece of work.
I thought I’d written about it before here, but the only reference to ‘homeworld’ I could find is this piece about Battlestar Galactica series 3, which is also worth reading. Did I really write like that? What happened to that Jonathan?
Perhaps not all progress is positive, and maybe I should try to find that person again.
September 9, 2010
You’ll find details here, including a link to the full job description. That PDF has been going the rounds of the sci comms world this week, and seems to be causing some amusement. Examples:
“Read it for a giggle. Then forward it to your HR department as a model.”
“Having read and captured over 200 science communication job descriptions yours is the most refreshing.”
“A model of BRILLIANCE and appropriate refs to gaffer tape”
… and at least one other comment which I’ll refrain from sharing just for now. Perhaps later.