Playstation Beta

Aug 12

I went to the Playstation Beta rooms on Sunday. It was a preview/feedback event of some upcoming games and technology in the Custard factory in Birmingham. It’s nice to get an event in the Midlands rather than London, and it was free to boot! Lyle came along too. Here he is with sackboy… So what was there to see? Lots of young trendies manning the many stands, which had impressively sized Sony flatscreen TV’s a piece. There was some sitting down to play, some standing (mainly the move stuff). Great atmosphere to the event – everyone seemed genuinely interested in the games and had a few conversations, particularly about 3D (generally not so positive), with some of the other attendees. But mainly it was about getting my hands on the games so here we go; Little Big Planet 2 This was great – we got to see a level and three of the mini games. They are just things the MM team have thrown together rather than production levels so the guy at the stand told me, but they were fun. What they showed off though was that it looks the same but better – similar art style but just more solid somehow. Also the controls feel better. It still has that inertia but instantly easier to control and felt more responsive reasonable when moving the little sack boy about. The changes in create mode so you can create virtually any sort of game look fab (though might be a bit beyond me in a similar way level creation in the first was (too much time needed). You can also much more easily create in game characters/robots. That should make it much easier than the pull a level to make the car go model of the first! All in all a great game. One to watch when it gets released. Gran Turismo 5 (+ 3D + full steering rig) I’m rubish at GT games. But I still love them. They look lush and the attention to detail is amazing. The full steering wheel rigs they had set up looked great – big but impressive! The 3D set up’s less impressive. To be honest I just didn’t get any sense...

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Steve McCurry Exhibition in Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Aug 04

Jules and I went to the Steve McCurry photo exhibition in Birmingham on Tuesday at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. You can check out Steve’s website here – http://www.stevemccurry.com/main.php Simply put he is a great photographer (Magnum, National Geographic…) and the exhibition is full of wonderful photos. He captures wonderfully composed images that tell you interesting things about the subject(s), rendered with the most striking colours – bright and vibrant yet muted and subtle at the same time. Simply wonderful. If you get a chance go see it – it is on till October 17th. It needn’t take long to go round the exhibition but you might just find it...

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We Made This world cup song/video

Apr 30

My band – We Made This (www.myspace.com/wemadethismusic) – recorded a world cup 2010 song a while back and last weekend shot a video for it. Now I am not usually the first in the queue for football related things. Rather right back at the end kicking and screaming to get away. But this was a laugh and it turned out rather well! Shot on the new 5Dm2, edited in Sony Vegas Movie Studio platinum pro (love that software). Had to convert the files from the 5D output to something vegas could cope with via Cinescore Neo Scene. Hope you like...

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Grrr.

Feb 08

Self scanning is a great idea. Convenient, quick and easy. So long as you don’t forget to unscan really expensive things you decide to put back. Doh…

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Lovely wedding vid I found on Vimeo

Feb 05

I found this lovely, and very funny wedding video on Vimeo – great site by the way, for filmakers… Brian & Eileen’s Wedding Music Video. from LOCKDOWN projects on...

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Our Wedding photos

Feb 05

Well – they are nearly done. Just a few to be trimmed out here and there and a bit of post production work for some. It’s taken a while but I’m nearly there… Yay! Before the ceremony During the ceremony The reception Wedding photos – getting ready Edit | Delete joskey.com/wedding/weddingb4 Blogroll Yes 0 Wedding photos – getting tipsy Edit | Delete joskey.com/wedding/weddingreception Blogroll Yes 0 Wedding photos -getting married Edit | Delete...

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My new fancy

Jan 13

I want it… More info here.

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