Tuesday, 28 July 2009

What's happened to the blog?

You may well ask as it has been quite a few weeks since I've posted anything. It has however been a very busy few weeks with everything seeming to come in at once.

We started the month with the Meols Hall wedding evening which was a great success and that was closely followed by the filming of the Alison Jameson School of Dance show at the Playhouse in Preston. The following week I was filming at the NHS with a colleague for a corporate film he had been commissioned to do and then it was up to Grimsargh Pre-school for their end of term music concert.

Then, the week after, I was at Lever House Primary School to film Year 6 and Cats - what a fantastic show by the boys and girls in their final performance at Lever House before moving on to high school in September. On the Friday, we where at Gibbon Bridge for Claire and Rob's wedding - it was a brilliant day despite the weather. In between, I was trying to get some editing done and also purchase a new camera - a very nice Sony EX1 - in preparation for offering Blue ray for 2010.

Then, last week was the busiest of all! Tuesday to Friday was spent filming in and around Portpatrick, Stranraer in Wigtownshire and then onto Edinburgh for 'The Gathering' on Saturday and Sunday filming for Big TV. My claim to fame on Saturday has to be filming Prince Charles and Camilla at the opening ceremony - I was less than 15 feet away and had received some strict instructions on how I was allowed to film!

Despite the hectic schedule, I must admit I really enjoy what I do, if for no other reason than the sheer variety of jobs that I undertake...

Monday, 6 July 2009

Waxworks video now complete...

We've just finished editing the Louis Tussaud's web video, which is now available on vimeo to view. Some of the content was filmed last year when Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and Ricky Hatton came to the waxworks and the rest was filmed over the last couple of weeks. We are still on with the edit for the Tower and Circus video and hope to have that finished very soon.

Take a look and see what you think...

Louis Tussaud's Waxworks, Blackpool from ABC Video Facilities on Vimeo.

And finally after several weeks of TLC Trinny has finally relaxed and become part of the family...

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Has it been hot enough for you?

Well, I have to say, although I usually enjoy the warmer weather, it's much better if you don't have to work..

Last Wednesday we were exhibiting at the very successful Meols Hall wedding evening. The only down side is that we were based in a marquee and the weather as you will remember was very, very hot. Julie and I had to take turns going outside to cool down. That said though, it was an excellent event and we spoke to lots of couples who were looking to get married next year and also in 2011.

Today however, we were grateful for the slightly cooler weather as we were filming the Alison Jameson School of Dance at the Playhouse in Preston. The show went really well and we will be editing the footage over the next few weeks.

The week ahead is also going to be quite busy as I'm out Tuesday and Thursday, filming on a freelance basis for another video company. It is a short DVD for the NHS. Then on Friday I'll be out filming a production for a local preschool.

In between, the time will be taken up with editing Sarah and Dave's wedding. Hopefully I'll also be able to squeeze in a couple of visits to the gym as I need to step up the training for the Manchester 100 bike ride in September. As a practice run I'm also hoping to take part in the Manchester to Blackpool bike ride next weekend...

Editing the following week may well be a problem as I suspect sitting will be an issue!