31 Aug 2006
Currently having a great time with some software and my new scanner that's allowing me to restore my negatives back to their original quality. I noticed recently how all my prints before the advent of digital cameras were starting to get into a shocking condition, fading and rotting away in some cases; and it's slightly defeating the object if I just scan the print, no amount of digital trickery can get rid of the worst of the mess without adding its own layer of noise to the image.
This system allows me to simply feed in the original negatives and create new copies inside the computer. Im doing it at the most basic of resolutions to start with so bear with me, but its already interesting to see how things have changed for better or worse. Spaceship Earth I think looks so much better without the clutter of scaffolding supporting Mickeys arm surrounding it.
21 Aug 2006
NW Dibb meet Blackpool 2006
So here's the video from yesterday's event in Blackpool. The weather held for us and I think we can agree a great time was had by all. Thanks to Anne for organising again and thanks to all of us for turning up and making it a great occasion.
I have been wanting to use this music for a while because its high octane, making it easy to edit to, so I can get the results out fast. Its quite apt as well as it was quite a mission trying to get the names to the faces, especially for someone with my memory. Anyway I was all set to publish earlier and Jackie has just corrected all my mistakes.
If I have a roll on the floor laughing moment it has to be between Judy clinging on to the steeplechase for dear life and Steve (mapmans) well or ill timed wave (I laugh thinking of that now).
It's so nice to have met you all and we had such a lovely time, again, can't wait to do it all again.
Danny and Jackie
19 Aug 2006
Disneyland Paris and Studios March 06
This video has been a long time coming and for various reasons, initially illness has played a part in delaying it but on top of that I have been frustrated at every turn by my rendering and editing software giving me headaches of diabolical proportions.
In fact I think I have a slight idea now why at premieres of films, after the introductions have been made, the directors usually make a quick exit in the dark by a side door. I really hope I dont have to hear Franz Ferdinand again or struggle with this software.. Time for a major system upgrade I think. I can only assume that the amount of material I have thrown now at this particular package is a bit beyond its limits. Or maybe I just pressed the wrong button in my sleep..