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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.

  1. Get the new version from here
  2. Go to MAMP in finder
  3. Bin
  4. Rename PhpMyAdmin to PhpMyAdmin-old
  5. Move new PhpMyAdmin in to place and remove trailing details
Done, easy. I don’t use MAMP Pro so I’m not sure about that

September 30th, 2015

Little something that won’t be used.

Tree sketch

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 the quake city rumblers dirt day

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 fashion photography

August 26th, 2015

Second painted skate deck, kinda working as a series but also due to only having a couple colours of paint. skateboard graphic

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.


Camera – Sony FS700
Recorder – Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q

Recording formats – Cinema DNG 2k or 4k
Computer – iMac 27” 3.4GHz  24 GB Ram
Editing program – Premiere Pro CC


  1. Create a new project in finder
  2. go through all dumped cards to find CARD1 clips named _SSD1
  3. From a second finder window drag and drop all clips from CARD2 _SSD2 of the same number into the _SSD1 folder of the same number
Premiere Pro
  1. Import each individual DNG Sequence from media importer into Premiere Pro
  2. Drag and drop to create a new sequence
  3. Add an out point to the end of the video
  4. Export H.264 of each clip individually with the same name to a new folder called “Compressed DNGs”
  5. Import all of those H.264 clips in the folder
  6. Edit with compressed
  7. In final sequence find any DNG clips by reading timeline
  8. If they have been sped up nest the sequence and slow to 100%
  9. Open in source monitor
  10. Find frame numbers used, if needed change the view mode from time to frames at the bottom right of the source monitor
  1. Create folder called “TIFFs” in the project folder
  2. Find the frames used in source monitor by numbers and drag these to edit subfolder, all if enough of the clip is needed
  1. Open the finder window of the clip and select the necessary files
  2. Colour correct a DNG frame in camera RAW
  3. Copy setting and paste to all other frames
  4. Save to a new folder with the clip name in the “TIFFs” folder
  1. Double click in blank space of project window to import each clip
  2. Select first .tiff making sure image sequence is ticked
  3. Replace compressed H.264 with .tiff clip
  4. Final colour correction with lumetri color inside of PP

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