Ironfest 2010

May 31, 2010

A sampling of the violent entertainment held at this year's Lithgow Ironfest on April 24, 25 & 26 2010.

This year heavy use was made of the smooth slow function of the Sony HDr-CX100. The music is 'Rakim' by Dead Can Dance and is a live recording. I would...


Burning Mountain

Jan 25, 2010

A rare geological phenomenon - a naturally burning underground coal seam. Just off the New England Highway at Wingen NSW just north of Scone.

Managed to incorporate in-car footage from a recently acquired suction camera mount and Sony HDR-CX100, which I preferred over the Canon HV20 due to it being...


Glasshouse Mountains

Jan 25, 2010

Arriving here late in the afternoon meant that there was not enough time to explore the peaks as thoroughly as desired, but the low cloud made the time...


Century Reversible Wide-Angle Adaptor

Aug 18, 2009

Some shots around Darling Harbour Sydney to try out the Century Optics Reversible Wide-Angle adaptor on a Canon HV20. There's a shot with the fish-eye in...


Hacking iMovie

Jul 30, 2009

Video editing software can be complicated, and in 2007 Apple's iMovie application was completely rewritten in an attempt to make video editing much simpler....

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The Battle Of Lithgow

Jun 17, 2009

The centrepiece of Ironfest was a Napoleonic Battle re-enactment.

My impression from this re-enactment was that if you were to go back in time and witness a real battle from the early 19th century you would see a lot of...


Ironfest Jousting 2009

May 25, 2009

The Dark Ages pay a visit to Lithgow - Harlands is there.

Lithgow's annual Ironfest event provided an exciting opportunity to train a video camera upon some violence. Held over the weekend of April 25/26, Ironfest's...


Home Built Stabiliser Test

Mar 7, 2008

Here it is - the fruit of months of tinkering. A poor man's Steadicam Merlin - AUD$1300 worth of camera stabiliser - which one can only gaze upon and say,...



Feb 4, 2008

This video was made to test the capabilities of a Velbon fluid head tripod - with the quality of consumer high-definition camcorders these days, a market has...