Category Archives: Video

The Boundless Museum

I was asked by artist, Jon Lockhart to create a phone film to document his amazing installation “The Boundless Museum” which has been touring this year.

I took a trip up to Reading Museum to see the show and shoot my material on the iPhone. The huge, complex installation of resonant objects seemed to be impossible to capture in a short amount of time, but I decided to take a different approach and made use of the macro lens on the Olloclip set to create a kind of inner world that focussed on small details.

The installation also has some nice signature sounds from a few motion triggered pieces that sound a sustained keyboard chord and electronic clock tick sounds. There’s also a repeated snippet of what sounds like Nat King Cole on my recordings, though I couldn’t identify where it originated.

I’ve used a few of these sounds, and heavily used the ticking of clocks from the installation to capture the audio world.

Electronic band, Paddox played at the exhibition opening event and I recorded them to provide the looping synth sounds in the film.

Video Noise

IMG_4122As part of my job, I recently had to capture a batch of old VHS video cassettes into Final Cut Pro X. So, after becoming reaquainted with the variety and complexity of analog videotape noise, I thought I’d share some of the interesting bits of machine and tape interaction.

If you play through to the end of the last clip (from 1999), you’ll be greeted by the funky ident of a presumably long-gone, REplay Showreel Productions.

Apple Pro Res 422 versions (SD only, naturally)

Stream The Streets

Martin leading live streaming workshop. Photo: Jon PrattyAt the end of August, I led a workshop at the GEEK Play Festival in Rochester, showing a small group of people how to live stream, and discussing ideas around content and audience behaviour.

We took to the streets to test out mobile streaming and shot some video of the GEEK Play events taking place around the town. Our four hours together went quickly, as the time of the final live stream broadcast approached and we swiftly assembled an online news show documenting the events of the afternoon.

Here’s my edit of the street footage, including the fortunate meeting with the Great Kentspectations Steampunk ambassabors

My presentation slides from the early part of the Street The Streets workshop are on Slideshare.