Tullibole Castle Wedding Fair

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This weekend we’re excited  to attend the Wedding Fair at Tullibole Castle which is by Crook of Devon, Kinross, Scotland.  On display I’ll have a tv monitor with some wedding footage showreels and I will proudly have on display ‘Millie’ our first wee eye in this sky.

I am looking forward to meeting the other exhibitors and of course meeting new clients for 2018 and 2019 bookings.

 

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Killer Products

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This Plastic is Killing our Sea Wildlife!!

You may mistakenly think that the above title is about amazing products however you couldn’t be further from the truth.

Investigative Journalism is my favourite form of work and the following blog has been inspired by reading the book Thanks for the Memories by Brice Taylor.  I paid £140 for this book which is possibly the most expensive book I’ll ever buy.  A copy of this book is now available on Amazon for $1300!!  The information in the book is explosive.

The following blog is not particularly on the above book but is related, and all the information is in the public domain.   It is a blog on the subject of health and wellbeing which was recently blocked from being published by a local journal, the editor being afraid of being sued!!  

I also write about this as I have personal experience of a run in with secret societies with regard to their media industry which is very much controlled, full of occult symbols in movies and pop videos galore.  At the young age of only 26 (1996) I had researched and written a synopsis for a movie script on the Story of St Joan of Arc and her body guard, and made the mistake of handing a copy to a member of an esoteric society I was a member of.  Before I knew it, the movie appeared on the big screen, directed by no other than the famous Luc Besson, starring his x wife Milla Jovovich, A list actors Dustin Hoffman (who Played St Michael) and French actor Vincent Cassells.  

I watched the movie in horror during its release in a French Cinema in Northern France, my mouth gaping open as my plot that had been in my original manuscript manifested before my very eyes.  The chances of myself and Luc Besson having exactly the same ideas??  Not possible, unless there’s some form of universal telepathic system in place – and which by the way, I don’t believe in ESP – I enjoy reading books by the Great James Randi.

Nicking Movie Script ideas is nothing new and since this episode in around 1996 my emails have been tapped (even to this day) – of course the thiefs who stole my Joan of Arc synopsis didn’t want to miss out on any other potential movie ideas I may have so foraging my emails for more information would be a covert way to milk the movie business cow without the cow being aware.

I have taken the liberty to safely store all my original 3/4 inch floppy diskettes and dot matrix printed synopsis’s of my Joan of Arc script work, should I ever require it in evidence.

Let’s begin at the beginning.  In mediaevil times, say 14th century, wealthy land owners farmed animals.  As time went on and populations started increasing it became necessary to start farming people, that is keep them in order.

One way to keep control of the populus is to control food supplies – what the masses can eat and what goes into their food.  Most of us don’t own allotments and can’t really be self sufficient.   I certainly find that I spend enough hours during the summer months in the garden just keeping the grass cut and doing the weeding.  I’d like to grow my own vegetables but realistically I can’t put in the hours – or I’d have to give up my weekend sub aqua hobby.

I first found out about the chemical Aspartame after reading The Robot’s Rebellion by David Icke who is a former BBC tv presenter and now public speaker and author.  I met Mr Icke in 1995 while filming part of his Uk tour at Edinburgh’s Assembly rooms, round about the launch of his book of which he has written several.

Icke was recently banned from speaking in Australia and his current materials focus on the dangers of  globalization covering subjects such as creation of a one world bank, government and army.  The horror is that this dystopian ‘New World Order’ has been designed so that the world’s richest families will ‘inherit the Earth’ (the Earths remaining resources), carrying out uninhibited bohemian ritual acts, while the prolotariat (you and I) are simply culled, the remaining spared to carry out menial tasks.

Conspiracy theories are not new and indeed are now filtering into the movies – perhaps one that springs to mind is Mel Gibson’s ‘Conspiracy Theory.’  The Bourne Identity Trilogy concerns the illegal black projects carried out by the CIA to create a ‘super soldier.’

Take a recent Conspiracy Theory I had read about in the 90’s – this was that in the USA prisoner of war camps based on the Auschwitz model,  were being built to hold the population for culling.  I didn’t believe this – at the time.

What actually happened was that camps were indeed built in America to hold illegal Mexican immigrants after the dawn of the Trump administration.

Back to Aspartame.  Here is a quote from David Icke’s website:

What is aspartame and why is it bad for you? 

A popular type of artificial sweetener, aspartame is often used as an alternative to table sugar. Since it is at least 160 to 220 times sweeter than sucrose, you’ll use less aspartame when preparing food. Some people mistakenly believe that this means they can use as much aspartame as they want, especially if they have a sweet tooth. 

In the 1970s, a study revealed that an artificial sweetener called saccharin caused cancer of the bladder (urinary) in laboratory rats. 

But the studies that followed suggest that the use of saccharin did not have the same results in humans. Because of this, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) changed the safety label of saccarin from “hazardous” to “generally recognized as safe.” 

While this seems like good news, take a moment to reconsider the use of any artificial sweetener. In a separate study, Dr. Robert Walton reviewed various research studies conducted on aspartame. The findings showed that out of the 166 studies analyzed, 74 were funded by companies that produced aspartame. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the results of all 74 studies say that aspartame is safe for human consumption.’ 

I decided to do my own market research for this article and found that every popular brand of fizzy drink being sold to the public contains Aspartame or its alernatives called: sucralose, Acesulfame, Saccharin, Xylitol, and Sorbitol.

Some effects of Aspartame on the human brain:

Aspartame can cause cellular effects on the brain causing mood disorders in sensitive people including headaches, insomnia,  and seizures.

Mental disorders can be caused and can cause learning and emotional disorders.

Cancer and birth defects are also symptoms of killer chemicals in your food.

Now I’m no megalomaniac,  but If I wanted to take control, I’d try to make the population brain dead so they can’t think for themselves – keep them in a stupor.   Why not help them on their way by putting the right type of chemicals in their food and produce massive media campaigns encouraging them to consume it.

And the truth shall set ye free – you have the power – it’s called consumer power.  You can choose healthier alternatives if you really want to.  Never before have we had so much choice.  People can start to take their power back from the 1% who own 99% of the planet’s wealth.

In our wellbeing classes, we won’t dictate what you should and shouldn’t eat, but we will teach you how to be aware of your mind and body.  The more you develop this skill, the more you will become aware of your environment.  Classes are Mondays and Friday’s, 7pm to 8pm, Kinross Community Campus.

Recommended Reference Books

David Icke – The Robots Rebellion, The Biggest Secret

Brice Taylor – Thanks for the Memories

Cathy O’Brien – Trans Formation of America

William Cooper – Behold A Pale Horse

It’s Wedding Season !!

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Vu – West Lothian

 

It’s 2019 and this year we launch Wedding and Civil Partnership Photography with the new Micro Four Thirds Camera System.  What makes us different?  We know that weddings are a costly event for all and so I am offering affordable packages to suit most budgets.

I will also be offering Video at Weddings as an added extra for couples who would like to have some mini interviews and messages recorded on the day.

Fingers crossed I hope to have a Drone for doing your aerial shots in the near future.

I look forward to covering some of Scotland’s most amazing venues and locations – Perth, Fife, Clackmannanshire, West Lothian, Bathgate, the Borders and Edinburgh!!

 

The Sky’s the Limit

propertymeHi Folks, it’s been a wee while since my last blog, however I’ve been busy with attending networking events and experimenting with my go pro while out with my sub aqua club.  I’m now a member of the British Sub Aqua Club so that I can enjoy going out into the Scottish waters with even more divers.

 

I’m currently designing new publicity materials to push ahead with getting the Property Photography business off the ground.  I live in Kinross  where property is being bought and sold like hotcakes however surprisingly it’s still hard to let the locals know I live here and am keen to do their property photos!!

I simply love doing property photography and I use an Ultra Wide Angle Lens to present your interiors in the best visual way possible.

Now, my new addition to the service will be a Drone complete with pilot – he’s Lee Richardson (photo to follow) , he’s got his aviation licence and I’m pleased to announce he is now on board so that if you require aerial shots of your country mansion, estate or industrial factory, we can get that in the can if required.

The law requires that your property is a minimum of 150 metres from the nearest populated area, so if your property meets this requirement, we’re good to go!!

We will be pleased to shoot your property in the areas of Fife, Perthshire, Clackmannanshire, Stirling, Lothians indeed anywhere there is demand.  We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Celebrating the New Video Unit with Panasonic !

Today I am celebrating the arrival of the new video unit to once again, start up video production in the Loch Leven area!  Last year after selling all my Canon video camera kit which used the miniDV digital tape format, I wasn’t sure where to go from there.  I spent over a year pondering this, wandering the video desert in search of enlightenment.

I still had my Canon 7D DSLR and although this camera is very capable of shooting video – it is still very much oriented to shooting still photos first, and video second.  For a start, there was no input jack for headphones to monitor sound while recording video.

Alas, the 7D was now considered to be an ‘older’ camera and I felt it was time to upgrade and keep up with the new technology of 4K cameras.  I decided that I really like being a ‘Hybrid Shooter’ I like using a camera that can take great stills and shoot great video too.

After spending many long nights going into the early mornings, I reviewed youtube video after video, trying to decipher which type of camera to buy and then what brand.

At first I was going to go for a traditional camcorder, but then viewed some videos entitled ‘the death of the Camcorder!!’  I wanted to invest in a camera that had a future, and I wanted to keep up with that future, never allowing myself to ever fall behind again.

I put my 7D on the tripod and started doing some trial vlogging videos and realised that I really liked the look of the 7D as a camera.  After visiting Calumet store in Edinburgh, the saleswoman advised me to upgrade to the Panasonic range of hybrid cameras.  While in the store I looked at a number of brands including Sony, Panasonic, and Canon.  I decided I wanted another Canon – the new 5D mark iv.  My mind was made up, although I knew the mark iv would cost a lot of money.  Perhaps I would wait another year until it came down in price.  Perhaps I would just keep the 7D.

That night I watched even more youtube reviews on the Panasonic range and realised that the saleswoman was right – Panasonic’s range was indeed more Video oriented than the competitor’s.  Suddenly I realised that the Panasonic was the camera for me after all!  I was so excited.

I am now the proud owner of a new Panasonic 4K camera and can’t wait to try it out.  It’s certainly lighter than the Canon 7D and has all the video functions a film maker could want.

Interestingly, I first used Panasonic’s video cameras back in the 90’s when SVHS was the analogue format used by wedding and corporate videographers.  So it gave me a warm feeling to make the switch from Canon to Panasonic for a change.

I look forward to testing out the new camera and producing some fantastic videos for clients in the future.

Happy New Year 2018 !

Happy New Year everyone!!  This new year I am excited as I have now found a new supplier of media production equipment – Calumet of Edinburgh.  I intend to visit Calumet shortly to invest in new lighting and sound recording to help improve the quality of productions for the coming new year.

Also I will be looking forward to networking in Edinburgh, Perth and Stirling to make new contacts and new clients who may be looking for a video production company to provide customer testimonial web video services!

More news to follow folks!

Out with the Old and in with the New

It’s been a long long while since I last blogged.  I’ve spent many a month meditating on which direction to proceed in.  With my last video camera becoming a tad obsolete I decided to sell it lock stock and barrel, leaving me with only my trustee Canon 7D camera kit.    I wandered the desert, still pondering for about a year before I recently came up with the decision to get back into producing more web video content.

So I face a new precipice and am excited about what the future may hold!   I intend to start the new year by investing in new sound recording and lighting equipment, improving the quality of video productions in future.

I am also looking at the possibility of combining my passion for scuba diving with film making, hence my researching of the latest GoPro action camera kit.

So, I will now have to find a suitable supplier to get the ball rolling……more to follow folks!

Big Country Plays Kinross Saturday 21st November

Next weekend I will be a volunteer Photographer for the Kinross Local Events Organisation, helping to shoot some music events that are part of the 2015 Kinross Winter Festival.

On Friday evening at the Campus venue the Kinross Got Talent Show opens and I’ll be pleased to take photos of the event as last year.

On Saturday 21st, I’ll be excited to photograph a band I would listen to while still at school in the 80’s – Big Country.

Photos will all be sent to KLEO first for publication in the newsletter and on Facebook.  More news to follow folks.

Farewell XHA1 !

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Canon XHA1 Professional Camcorder

Sorry folks, I have not been blogging for some weeks now – I was worried I might not remember how to use wordpress! Fortunately, it’s all starting to come back to me.  I have been distracted with work commitments.  Well, I made the decision that it was high time that I sold my Canon XHA1 camcorder.  After 8 years it had served me well.  This model is a tape camera and with the advent of the new Final Cut Pro X editing software (and the end of DVD production for me!!),  I felt that it was time to stick with using tapeless workflows.  The camera went to a good home along with the Sennheiser Radio Mic kit.  I intend to continue with my Scuba Diver training with a view to adapting my SLR camera kit for underwater image capture applications.  However, training will take a year or two yet, so I would like to concentrate on helping people develop websites and focus on still image capture.  I also want to spend time developing motion graphics and get back into working on some story telling media projects that have gone by the wayside.   Now that I use FCPX, I may have to re edit the story telling projects, as they were originally edited with the old version of FCP.  The only constant thing in life is change, and I feel change is good.  I have rid myself of my old diving dry suit and exchanged it for a fantastic new semi dry – my diving has improved already with new kit.  So who knows where the wonderful ever changing world of Communications will take me next.  It’s the end of an old era and on with the new – updates to follow folks.

Business Growth

Today I had an enjoyable and very educational video shoot in the Falkirk and Bathgate areas, recording client testimonials for a business coach Ewan Menzies of Castle Strategy, whom I have known for many years in the Edinburgh Networking scene.

Today I have met some new entrepreneurs and business people that I wouldn’t have otherwise been introduced to, and have realised just chatting with Ewan en route to the locations, that I will have to change some fundamental aspects of the business I wasn’t aware of.

Business Coaching is more valuable to your business than you could possibly imagine.  Ewan is very inspiring and I hope one day to use Ewan’s services for my own production company.

Next job – get the footage edited as soon as possible.