All posts by Luke Moodley

Abernethy do Glentress

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We’ve absolutely loved our partnership with Abernethy Adventure Centre this year and we’ve already shot 4 of the 6 shoot days we had planned this summer, including sailing out on Loch Tay, Canyoning in the Cairngorms and Kayaking across on the West Coast at their Ardgour Centre. The biking up at Glentress though was definitely something we were looking forward to and we were fortunate enough to get some glimmers of sunshine as a crew of about 20 riders carved out some shapes on the downhill course. With a Go Pro Hero3+ mounted on the handlebars for the downhill trails we managed to get some cracking footage to take away.

Maggie’s Edinburgh

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It was such a privilege for us to be asked to produce a film for the Maggie’s centre in Edinburgh ahead of their annual funding ball at the Sheraton Hotel. It was a great opportunity to showcase the space amongst some really honest interviews.
We can not speak highly enough of the work that goes on in the Edinburgh centre and the dedicated and quite brilliant team who support people on a daily basis battling with a Cancer diagnosis. The fundraising ball was a hugely successful evening and this video is now being used on the Maggie’s Edinburgh website and we’re pleased to say that it will also soon to be used as a national tool for promoting the work that Maggie’s do right across the country.


Edinburgh International Festival

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Was great to partner with the Edinburgh International Festival for the 2013 festival. Some incredible performances – dance, theatre, music and the grandaddy of all fireworks displays as we delivered a wide range of ‘audience experience’ video content.  We had the pleasure of working alongside the EIF’s very own camera crew and production team who worked tirelessly throughout the festival to deliver video for broadcast and social media. Having Elga and Justine in and out of our office during the festival was great, though the negotiations in the small hours of the morning determining the kit for the following day will not be missed! 😉

Below is a festival audience experience edit culminating in the festival fireworks. Thank you Elga and Justine for their Vox Pox interviews and for pulling together various elements of this final montage.

Makeworks Promo

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Here’s a little promo film we did for MakeWorks following their  Press Launch at Summerhall last week. It’s impressive to see all the different components of this tour now coming together and can’t wait until the tour officially starts at the beginning of July.

If you’ve got a few minutes check out their site at: you can also follow them on twitter @thisismakeworks or #makeworkstour

Back on the roof of Techcube

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Vanaon-roof-519x337We seem to have found ourselves on the roof of tech cube quite often lately. Weather was unbelievable today too, hardly any wind which has got to be a rarity up there. Pulled out all 6 stops of ND filters on the C100 and that only just about cut it as we recorded the Make Works Promo tour interviews.

Kate Granger talk starts to go viral

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Screen-Shot-2013-04-17-at-20.01.32-519x350It’s been tweeted, re-tweeted, posted, shared and now we’re even seeing it coming up as Facebook statuses. With nearly 100 views a day just off our site alone, Kate Granger’s keynote address about her experiences as a medical registrar being diagnosed with cancer is certainly capturing people’s attention at the moment. The interest in this video over above many of the other excellent talks we covered over the two day conference in Manchester last month is proof that people are again connecting and engaging with the very personal, authentic and the very moving nature of this content. Is it this sort of level headed reality from someone who is right in the middle of it that has really evoked a reaction here and making for a very watchable 45 mins.
Whether you’re an oncologist, surgeon or have been touched by cancer in some other way it is definitely worth watching.

Javascript, Live coding and drones…

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Having seen our Edinburgh Startups video last year, Neo, a software design consultancy company in Edinburgh contacted us about covering the ScotlandJS 2013 conference they were hosting at Edinburgh’s SummerHall. We were tasked with recording all 18 talks from leading developers within the JS community as well as simultaneously capturing the slides, video streams and most importantly the live coding which was being projected on the big screens during these sessions.

With still very limited options on market for good frame grabbers we went with a 30fps frame grabber and video encoder from the Epiphan range which we imported direct from the US. With a guaranteed 30fps progressive capture rate for screen resolutions up to 1920×1080 it promised to be one of the only real options for us and it certainly proved it’s worth with os x, windows and ubuntu laptops all being used over the 3 days and more than a dozen different output screen resolutions. This looks to be a real solution for all our event recordings going forward and may, in some cases,  alleviate the requirement for gathering speakers slides ahead of conferences.