I am not a professional videographer, but I am improving as time
goes on. I find myself more concious of "shooting to edit" when
positioning myself with my camera. I think about the sound quality and
the lighting, and will often not bother with a shot because I know I
cannot edit it with the existing material I've gathered.
- Robert Crosbie live at the Parlour Bar, Dublin - 27 November, 2002
- Again a video of my brother playing a gig, this was recorded at The Parlour
Bar in Dublin. He went over a storm and played a super encore!
I created a
thumbnail preview using
The video of his set is available as a 17Mb RealVideo stream. You'll need
to download the RealOne player to watch the video. Click here to watch the video.
Rob has his own website
where you can check out his album list, pictures and download sample MP3s of
- Robert Crosbie live at Whelans Bar, Dublin - July 2002
- My brother Rob writes his own music and plays gigs in local clubs and pubs
in Dublin where he showcases his material. I've come out with him a few times
and made some short videos of his gigs. Here is my first video of him
playing a gig at Whelan's Bar in Dublin. I forgot to bring my tripod, so the
video gets a little shaky at times. The bluriness at the start was the camera
struggling to get focussed, which I used as a lead-in "feature" for the set.
I created a
thumbnail preview using
The video of his set is available as a 1.8MB RealVideo stream. You'll need
to download the RealOne player to watch the video.
It is a little blurry because I had to compress it a lot to make it small enough to upload.
- A Lone Blue Man - 11 March 2002
- You see, we had a party. It was Susan's 30th Birthday party. And the theme was
Las Vegas. And so someone had to come as a member of the famous Blue Man Group, and that person was Stephen Burns. And
he's Canadian. And this is what I found on the video camera the next day...
Stephen Burns is
A Lone Blue Man in 320x240 resolution Quicktime format (size 11MB). You
can see a thumbnail preview.
NOTE: This is a mature (PG-13) themed movie. Stephen says some naughty things. He's
Canadian, so we can't blame him too much. And I didn't get to ask the Blue Men
about using their clips in the movie. They kind of looked at me funny and didn't
- Country Julia - January 11, 2002
- I took an animated Julia set (derived from the famous Mandelbrot set)
and added some country music to it. The result is... strangely
hilarious. See what you think.
You can watch in 320x320 Quicktime format (10.7MB size)
or in 160x120 Quicktime format (862KB size). A
thumbnail preview is also available.
The animated Julia set was generated using
VideoScript, a scripting language for video processing. The music was
generated using SmartSound SonicFire Pro.
Both are excellent tools for video work!
- Out of Control - 19 December, 2001
- This was my first movie made on my Mac using
iMovie. It is distinctly amateur but I was very proud of it. The music (from the Chemical
Brothers) makes it that bit more interesting. Otherwise it's just a set of iMovie special
effects back-to-back. Yawn.
Look at the exciting thumbnail preview and
thrill to the rocking sound of Out of Control in
Quicktime (2.2MB), Windows AVI (3.5MB)
or RealVideo (368KB) format.
- A Night At Cold Stone - 30 August, 2001
- Cold Stone is a local ice cream parlor where they mix your ice cream
with fruits or other candy (my favorite is
vanilla bean with crunch bars.). The girls there will sing if you tip them.
Judge for yourself if they are worth the dollar!
- LEGO SHRIMP Rover - 26 August, 2001
- My first ever movie is a 15 second clip of my SHRIMP robot navigating
over some books. It was mainly a trial run in how to edit movies. It's worth it for the
awful auto-generated 80's synth pop soundtrack. Four hours of work for 15 seconds of video...
- SHRIMP Rover as MPG format (960k)
- SHRIMP Rover as RealVideo format for slow connections (49k)
- SHRIMP Rover as RealVideo format for fast connections (500k)