New Video online

I've just put online my video for Chris Boehk's 'All Wagon No Star'. This video, although quick in terms of production, had gone through a long period of gestation as just as production started I had a run of larger contracts.

Originally I wanted to do something a bit 'light hearted' and with a quick turnaround as an exercise, ironically the work that stopped production on this video proved to fulfil both those criteria and the point of the exercise was achieved elsewhere. So on returning to the video I upped the amount of detail and gave it a (ever so slightly) darker angle than the original concept.

Also viewable on my website.

  • Current Music
    Chris Boehk - All Wagon No Star

Double You Double You Double You Dot

I managed to find the time recently to update my own website, www.pushingnormal.com, ahead of a new video release next week, which will be added to the site then.

I'm still sort of Beta testing at the moment so if you do get a chance to have a look and find anything odd then just let me know. Although it's been tested on Safari, Firefox and IE it uses a fair bit of Flash so portable devices may not like it. But hey, you can't please everyone.

This seems a good time also to mention that two commissioned music videos, for Universal Records Ireland, are now available to view on my site.

Released last Winter, both these videos were minor internet hits in their way (one receiving about a million in its first four weeks of release). However they got caught up in YouTube's ongoing royalties battle with the record industry and were not easily available to view in the UK online. They are, essentially, novelty records so please, tongue firmly in cheek when viewing either 'There's no-one as Irish as Barack Obama' or the follow-up single 'An Irishman Invented Rock and Roll'.

I also took the chance to update my YouTube account with higher quality versions of my other videos and although more are on my actual website, if you share any of the videos other then the ones I just mentioned please link to the YouTube version to save bandwidth.

You can of course also leave comments there and any feedback is always welcome.
  • Current Music
    Bauhaus - Go Away White

Questions, Questions

I'm going to be spending a great deal of time up in Wakefield this month with work and am thinking to popping across to Leeds once or twice in the evenings. Just wondered if anyone had any tips on Alt friendly bars or decent places to eat in those areas?

Also, can anyone recommend a free or cheap but decent (the eternal question!) 3d animation software for simple modelling. Must, though I know it's pretty much standard, have the ability to map images files as surfaces. Also, quick learning curve! (EDIT: Going with http://www.blender.org/ for the mo')

TIA
  • Current Music
    Squarepusher - Just A Souvenir