Minuteful of Mindfulness (Sub Aqua)

Let these beautiful underwater images bring you calm and peace, filmed on location at Loch Fyne West of Scotland.

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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!

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.

Anti Bullying Film

Well after returning from Montrose this weekend to record a Guinness world record of Squash playing by a Scotsman (over 69 games in 12 hours) I am considering producing an Anti Bullying fllm by a young writer from Leven in Fife.   The role of a Film Producer is to be responsible for the budget of a movie – to work out how much it will cost for each element such as paying crew fees, hire of equipment, transportation and so on.  I may be required to help recruit a crew and I may even need to be present at the shootings.  This is a new role for me so I will be pleased to take this job on should this production go ahead.

Book Launch Film Promo

This week I was approached by an Edinburgh based author to produce a 30 second video clip that can be used to promote her debut novel on social media sites and the internet.  More authors now are realising the importance of digital marketing techniques  and the use of social media to promote their works.  One of the possible locations will be Loch Carron which is not far from Skye.  It looks like I may be camping so am looking forward to this project as it will be nice to get up into the highlands again.  Again I can only hope and pray for dry weather.  More updates to follow folks.