November 12th, 2015
As I moved internationally recently I sold my 27″ iMac, I’ve got a back up old iMac here but it’s not what I can keep working on, the problem being the new iMac retina 27 specs are really good with Quick Sync editing in FCP X should be sweet for almost everything. The problem being I don’t use FCP X, I prefer Premiere for After Effects and the new tech they are putting in to CC, yes I could use the 27 for Premiere and hopefully it will be brought up to speed but it’s what Apple does with the hardware software working together so I don’t think it will ever be as good and I haven’t seen anything on them adding Quick Sync. The other problem is I want to be working with RED footage and I’m just not sure the iMac will hold up to grading, stabilization and still be nice to edit with. So just spec up and go to the MacPro? well no because the late 2013 doesn’t look much better than the iMac and having to pay for screens especially of the level of the iMac 27 is going to be expensive. Right now I want to just wait it out and see if December brings another MacPro release as it did 2 years ago, if it does at a comparable price to the current MacPro but with Quick Sync and faster processors I’ll be first in line, if it doesn’t I don’t know what I’ll do except keep hating on editing slowly on this iMac.
October 31st, 2015
As I seem to have looked for this a bunch of times online and still don’t find the right place for it I’ll leave it written here.
September 30th, 2015
Little something that won’t be used.
September 16th, 2015
A little while back the Quake City Rumblers had the annual dirt masters, Earnest has a selection of my shots and some rambling words. Earnest co blogs/ dirt masters 2015 through the eyes of riley
August 31st, 2015
In something far more serious than my normal work I have been working with Anna Pearson on this story for the Wireless, I’ll let the piece explain the severity of the situation but hopefully our piece can be some inspiration for good.
August 26th, 2015
After shooting a couple things for a friends last year, she’s got her site up and running with a few of my photos sophie-jo.com
August 26th, 2015
Second painted skate deck, kinda working as a series but also due to only having a couple colours of paint.
August 23rd, 2015
So for a project I’m editing video for I have been given footage in a format I haven’t used before and didn’t shoot but with a bunch of googling I haven’t been able to find a workflow that works well for me but this is where I am at, so by no means is this perfect but it’s the current workflow I have which seems ridiculously long and slow with a bunch of processing time so I’m wondering if this is just a computer speed issue or Cinema DNG’s, the Odyssey or are just RAW videos a lot to work with due to these at least having 90Gb single shots.
Recording formats – Cinema DNG 2k or 4k
Computer – iMac 27” 3.4GHz 24 GB Ram
Editing program – Premiere Pro CC
August 19th, 2015
During a trip south last week I got to catch up with one of the younger snowboarders that’s made the transition from Hutt park rider to Wanaka local and is making the transition from small time kiwi to internationally known snowboarder and hopefully the next step of that journey is Winter Games. A bi-annual festival thats been running a while in the southern lakes, kinda a small version of the Winter Olympics which is about to start and run for the next ten days or so. I wanted to take a little different approach on the film and show off how Carlos is working as athlete and how that is effecting the way he rides and the part I’m liking about it is that he’s not a text book robot with a style stronger than his skinny frame. Check the full article at http://thewireless.co.nz/articles/searching-for-that-mountain-high
July 27th, 2015
As one of those things I’ve always been meaning to do I got a un-cut blank for my next skate deck, I wasn’t exactly sure of how to make it into something and just made some of it up along the way, anyway the shape is kinda what I was skating with Santa Cruz and the graphic is freehand acrylic pen based on the srircha hot sauce bottle that for some reason I thought would work for a graphic on something or other.