I think everyone that has had Silkworms thinks a timelapse will be cool, and I have done one in the past a few years back, but this week ramped it up with controlled lighting. Original footage is shot in 4K and looks amazing. My first run was a traditional timelapse taking a photo every 10 seconds, but I soon realised that when hungry the silkworms can move around a fair bit so decided to just shoot straight video and then speed it up. 64 gig of Video at 4K which took around 1hr 20 mins and then sped up/ compressed time to just over 2 minutes.

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One of the first concerts I ever went to was Midnight oil, playing at Memorial Drive in Adelaide back in 1984. I was a massive fan of the early stuff but their albums fell out of favour in my mind after they release Red Sails in the Sunset. When I heard they were reforming for the World Circle Tour I was excited followed by Disappointment that they were playing at “Adelaide Oval”. The Oval itself is very bad acoustically due to the large sound reflective Grandstands so I hesitated when tickets went on sale. It wasn’t till a little later I found they weren’t actually playing inside the oval but Adjacent to it ( Right next to Memorial Drive where I had seen them 30+ years prior ). By then it was too late and the show was sold out.

With a few days to go I put out feelers to see if anyone had purchased a ticket was now unable to go and thankfully I found someone local and bought their ticket. So glad I went as was an amazing show. There were only a couple of songs they played that I wasn’t overly familiar with being from Newer albums but plenty of older stuff that I knew every word to. Great night and I captured some short snippets of Video from some of the songs played

 

Here it is – Enjoy

 

Taken a while to finish off the edit but finally I can present the video compilation of the Adelaide Zombie walk 2016 which started and finished in Elder Park that year due to roadworks. Make sure you watch it in HD ( 720p or 1080p )

Womadelaide 2017 Saturday

Posted: March 24, 2017 in Uncategorized

The First full day was packed full of lots of varied acts. Getting there just before one we started off on Stage 2 with the Oki Dub Ainu band from Japan and then managed to pack in lots of acts.

Photographers are normally only allowed the first 3 songs or 10 minutes. Toni Childs, spoke for 10 minutes and then we were all ushered out before she even managed to sing a note. The crowd didnt mind though and were lapping it up. TAGO from Korea was one of my highlights and I saw them a second time on Monday.

The Waifs put on a solid performance although a photographers nightmare with the sparkly silver reflective top that Donna was wearing. I’d seen them a few times previously ( many years ago ) so left early to see what Baba Zula were like and they were excellent so moved up my what to see list for Monday.

  • Emir Kusturica & the No Smoking Orchestra
  • The Waifs
  • Warsaw Village Band
  • La Mambanegra
  • Tago
  • Toni Childs
  • BaBa ZuLa
  • Mane
  • Bamba Wassoulou Groove
  • Bokanté
  • Brushy One String
  • Dope Lemon
  • Hanoi Masters
  • Inna Modja
  • Mercedes Peón
  • Les Goulus

You can see a short snippet of each of the acts

Relive the night with a compilation of some of the acts on Friday night sessions at Womadelaide featuring

  • Xylouris White
  • Hot 8 Brass band
  • Montaigne
  • Oumou Sangare
  • Dancenorth, Lucy Guerin Inc and Senyawa
  • Cie Carabosse

Whilst Friday night session is the shortest of the 4 days there were some gems to be found. By far the highlight of the night was the performance by Montaigne on the Novatech stage. Wow what a voice and lots of energy. Totally captivating and someone I’ll be aiming to see again sometime soon ( She is playing also at Groove in the Moo in April 2017). Also managed to fit in the Hot 8 Brass band from New Orleans, Xylouris White, Oumou Sangare and part of the Attractor Dancenorth and Lucy Guerin show which had quite loud live “grunting/screaming” which at times seemed excessive but offset by some great dancing.

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Womadelaide 2017 Media Launch

Posted: March 10, 2017 in Adelaide Events
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Well the day is finally upon us and Womadelaide 2017 Festival kicks off. Here is a sneak peak at a few of the artists who gave us a sample of the festival ahead

Brushy One String, The Soil and the roving dodos from company Cie Ekart.