Posts Tagged ‘ Video

Halfset – Prairie

Here is the music video I made for the track “Prairie” from the new Halfset album “Another Way Of Being There”

The CD version of the album comes with an excellent DVD, which I produced, with a different artist interpreting each of the tracks. I made this one and two live videos shot out in RTE. Some of them are online.. check them out..

Halfset Youtube Page

Halfset Myspace Page

The album is also available on the iTunes music store here

PicLens: now with added video…

Bliss me blog for I have been lockedinned, it’s been 19 days since my last post!!

Well, it has been a busy couple of weeks so I have a lot to post about here, where I will get into in the next post. The last one was 19 days ago and I haven’t got my Nine Inch Nails cd yet, but not to worry as it is still been by soundtrack for the last few week. Class album, nuff said.. well except that I must make a video for them (along with all the other videos I am making!).

Talking about video, that is what this post is about.. well one aspect of it… online video.. and how you search and view it. One of my favourite web apps from the last couple of months has been Cool Iris’ “PicLens“. I gave it a mini review in the asides post on the, well, side of this page. Really I should have gave it more of a review as I think it is a fantastic little add-on for Firefox and really puts an new slant on image search. It is so slick and I reckon we will be seeing a lot more webapps in this style over the next few months. I guess they are built in the Adobe Flex environment, but I can’t be sure. Anyway I was showing it off the other day and was thinking “wouldn’t it be really cool if it done video too?”. Well, guess what… it does!! Just as I got online today there was an update for it.. for YouTube videos and it works a charm. You can see it in action in the images above where I did a search for remix (something on my mind a lot this week) and the random video I pulled up is from Matt & Kim… and here it is…

(can you guess where they got that riff from?… answers on the back of a postcard or in the comments!!)

Exit Stage6 & the way forward…

This post was originally an obituary of sorts for Stage6, but I have added to it over the last few days and brought in a strand which looks at online video in certain areas in more depth. I also suggest some ideas in a Q&A with myself at the end!

stage6 shutdown

Stage6, the high quality video hosting / sharing site operated by DivX withdrew it’s service last Thursday (28/01/08). This was sad news for the community of users who had used the site to share videos over the last year and a half or so. I’ve been meaning to post this over the last few days, but was waiting to see if there was any other developments. On Monday last (25/01/08) the news was sent out that the video site Stage6 is to close down. Tom (aka Spinner) was the messenger who broke the news which was displayed as a blog post on the front page. Read more