Video Production For The Digital Arts:
This subject taught the fundamental skills needed to conceptualize, plan, direct, shoot, edit, and produce a digital video. Topics covered included writing a script, story boarding, procuring equipment, lighting techniques, camera operation, and digital video editing. The TAFE supplied the vital equipment and it
was the responsibility of the students to organize any extra resources such as money, props, or acting talent etc.
The "Experiments In Inertia" Skateboard Video:
As an exercise in making a rawer, more organic digital video about one of my favourite hobbies, I decided to make a skate video. Below is a short skateboarding video called "Experiments In Inertia" shot at a couple of skate spots around Newcastle. It features footage from the "Skoolies SK8 Comp 007" held at South Newcastle skate park in April of 2007, plus some video footage of a few local skaters filmed over the last year or so.
Skateboarding has been very popular in Newcastle since the mid 1970's, but no-one back then imagined what would be possible in future decades. Several breakthroughs in skateboard design have really helped to bring skateboarding into its own as one of the best action/adrenaline sports on the planet. The bearings and wheels used today are technically superior to the ones that were available 20 years ago. The boards that we ride today provide greater stability, and their "double-kick" deep concaves make larger ollies, bigger aerials, and many new tricks possible.
The seemingly impossible has become almost routine, and skaters all over Newcastle have reached
levels of skill that easily eclipse those of their predecessors. The future looks bright.