The last time I posted to this site was April 2015 and the reasons for this will shortly become clear. For me, 2014 started badly and around the time of the last post things were looking up. I had a new job, new challenges and life was so busy that I had no time to devote to the filming and editing I so love. A few months later I bought a house in Peterborough, and moved the ninety-odd miles back to my birthplace. This consumed even more time and I didn’t really pick up a camera again until March of this year (2015) when I bought a canon 6D. Here’s the rub – I did not buy, nor do I intend to use, the 6D for video work. It is purely a stills camera for me, and I shan’t bore you with how much I adore this camera for just that.
There are always (a few) exceptions to rules, however… A couple of months ago I made a comedic short with my family starring, however reluctantly. This was mostly shot with the 6D and I have to say it did a damn good job. The odd shots that don’t match the rest were with my 550D, which somehow had white-balance switched off. This gave a cast so hideously warm I struggled to correct it, so re-graded the rest of the footage. Anyway, take a look below.
What else has been happening? Another car review that we almost didn’t release. Both Adam and I were so rusty after eighteen months off that the results were lacking both in our usual standards and much joy. The colour of the car did not help, either. Still, beggars can’t be choosers.
The internal controversy about this led to the creation of a much snappier fifteen second version, never seen publicly until this blogpost:
Messing about with old footage can be fun. Triune Films, who produce the excellent Film Riot series for YouTube, also provide packs of special effects that can be used in most NLEs. I bought the fire pack ages back and had forgotten it until I started editing again. Thus was born the curious micro-short below.
What is left to tell? Only the relaunch of this site, I suppose. There is the new look I’m working on for this site, with the new blue scheme that livens things up a little. See below for the new animated Short Sight Films logo, along with Adam’s old logo now with added motion. All done in Motion, a program I have largely ignored since purchasing years ago.
I shall be back soon to update you on future projects and developments, in the meantime keep your eyes open for the redesign.
Thank you for staying with me.