November 24th, 2015
For longer than I should probably admit I’ve been working on this piece, when I moved down to Queenstown we had a real good collection of vinyl, another year later I started messing around with 3 axis gimbals and then finally this spring we got some of the snow shots to start editing it up, I had to get Alex Bowater’s help on it as well but it’s something I’m happy with. Ben was the one that came up with the name, basing it on this being the last track of Ray Charles, Yes Indeed album and the last days of spring, this was filmed literally the last full day I had in New Zealand but what better way to spend it than shredding the old stomping grounds.
November 22nd, 2015
For the past year I’ve been working on the follow up to Will J in Japan that I filmed a couple years ago, and now that, in it’s full title, Monster Energy presents Bento a Backcountry Experience in Japan, but first a little trailer to get warmed up.
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