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HI, I just wanted to share this video I made very quickly. I don’t often go to LAN Parties but I always carry a camera. In between games, and sometimes during, I’d grab the awesome Canon 5D Mk2 and shoot small snippets of video. I knew I’d be editing it all together but I never plan the final edit; I make up the edit as I go along.
I’m a geek and I’m proud of it, so when my mate invited me to his LAN Party I could not think of a better way to spend 15 hours other than gaming! The game of choice was Counter Strike Source. I’ll be honest, I hadn’t played it in over 18 months, but it was brilliant. My laptop of choice is the 2010 MacBook Pro 15″ which was awesome. The framerates were just silly fast; shame that laptop isn’t mine!
Surprisingly, most of the gamers brought along desktop PCs. I had imagined the majority would bring laptops as modern versions can run an oldish game like Counter Strike Source quite easily. Also, a desktop is much bulkier to carry.
There’s talk of some of the lads organising another LAN Party in the Aylesbury area, so I’ll keep my eyes open for that.
Anyway, I’m pleased with the way it came out. While looking for a soundtrack I initially went with Rock, but then wanted something a bit more dramatic. And when it comes to awesome soundtracks there is none better than Mr John Wiliams. I chose Duel of the Fates from Star Wars Episode one, a bad movie but great soundtrack.
I love editing as much as I like shooting. I shared the video on Facebook and it has received a nice response.
For your information, the Canon 5D Mark 2 was used in conjunction with the brilliant 24-105mm and majestic 50mm f1.8 lenses.
I was up late last night working on various projects so I decided to treat myself but doing something. I hadn’t decided yet so I was just checking my website’s statistics (435 visitors this week). I also had Facebook open and saw my mate Kelly was online. After a very quick and spontaneous decision we decided to have a picnic at Combe Hill. We had a very chilled out time even though she was a bit chilly. I loved the randomness and spontaneity of the afternoon! Brilliant!!
I can’t help feeling a huge sense of pride with Kelly. She has come along way. I’ll be honest, all I did was give her access to some expensive camera equipment, she did the rest so the pride does not come from that. No, the pride stems from watching someone grow into a role that suited her so well that it was like destiny. Last night we went out to catch the last few songs of The Red Bullets. The way she just flowed into that environment was amazing. She took out her camera and walked right up to the front as if it were the most natural thing in the world. I knew just a few months ago she would giving it a second thought.
I have always said to her that if she continues and gives it her all, then she will become a far more successful photographer than I ever could. And when that day comes I know I will be forever in her shadow.