Category: Video

As I alluded to elsewhere, I’m now the owner of a very-hard-to-get-your-hands-on Canon 550D (Digital Rebel T2i). I think there’s only about 20 in the UK at the moment, so I should probably write a full review — but I just don’t have time. Perhaps after the weekend, if there are still no reviews up on the Internet. In the mean time, here’s a test of the video/film functionality. This is recorded at 1080p ‘full HD’, but I messed it…

First there was the pirate special. And then… the animal cosplay special. But now, ladies and gentlemen, I give you the Alien Special. All 25 seconds of it. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLKvXUHMVEw[/youtube] (If you can’t see the video, you’ll need to view it on my blog!) Yup. My whole life was a build-up to those 25 seconds of fame. A six-month training regime. Three months of method acting. Private tuition with Andy Serkis. You saw the still photo, but as it turned out……

Today I’m breaking the mold. If you thought you’d get some kind of smutty sex-related story you’re wrong. Instead, as it’s still impossible to string two intelligent thoughts together in this heatwave that’s currently afflicting us, I’ve made a shiny little video blog.  Or a vlog, as some call it. It’s still ‘too much information’, and as always if you want more, head to Lilu’s place. This video is work-safe, but you probably want to use headphones as I grunt…

‘The die is cast’ were the fateful words spoken by Julius Caesar as he crossed the Rubicon — the singular act that would set in motion the eventual overthrow, downfall and destruction of the Roman republic, the repercussions of which are still felt today. After a truly dismal beginning of the week, England finally warmed up again — just in time, too! The competition closed last Monday, and I really didn’t want it to drag on another week. I woke…

Today is Floreta‘s birthday. If you don’t know Floreta — the Solitary Panda — she’s one of my many geeky online friends (actually, she’s probably even a bit dorky, and if you don’t believe me, just wait until you watch her video blog). She’s a poet and photographer, and likes to while away the hours by putting on dark, pensive make-up and pondering existential conundrums. Anyway, I asked her what she wanted for her birthday, and here’s what she said:…

Please, fast forward 2 months. As mind’s eye pans over the green, leafy British countryside the rapid staccato percussion of a helicopter’s blades can be heard. As we grow closer, the chopper comes into view. Hovering, its illuminating search light pointed down at the ground. On the ground firemen and other emergency-response types move around quickly, with purpose. An a-frame and winch is assembled, with a taut steel cable running from it down into a pit as dark as pitch…