Author Archives: Kyle Askew

late?- Danny Macaskill by Dave Sowerby

Danny absolutely kills it on a bicycle, and Sowerby did such a great job of capturing and putting it all together for a really exciting/visually stimulating edit. If you have reservations about trials riding, throw them out the window like Steven Hamilton in Can I Eat. -Hamilton reference, that’s right.

Sorry if this is late on the watch list, and if you have seen it, I’m sure you wont mind watching again!

You gotta check this one in at least 720HD!

Scale of the Universe

Interesting? I thought it was pretty wild!

Be sure to back all the way to the left before you begin!

The LightLine of Gotham

“Introducing ‘Light Lining’ to the US. A technique of projection mapping 3D content. Working in collaboration with Vimeo to conclude the Vimeo Festival and Awards, the Frank Gehry IAC HQ provided the perfect canvas for our transformation of sight and sound.”

new Canon T2i/550d firmware from Magic Lantern

“Initial port of the Magic Lantern firmware to the Canon 550D / T2i camera. This version only adds on-screen audio meters, but shows that it is possible to add the film making features that users need.​wiki/​550D

Anyone else using or considering this camera should check out the Vimeo forums at some point for some good info.

The Selvedge Yard

Still feeling horrible from my ankle injury as well, I’ve got plenty of roaming time on the internet. This was spotted over at defgrip, and seriously stole 30 minutes of my time before I realized it. From vintage Playboy to  ancient tattoo art, there should be something you can enjoy as well. It’s full of interesting photos and includes great information about them as well.

One article that grabbed my attention was called bikes-bikinis-beer & beach. It details bike week in Daytona Beach, Florida quite a few years back.




Hague’s DSLR Motion-Cam stabilizer

As with most good things, I think moderation is key, and “glidecam” footage is no exception. I am however, very impressed at the footage these can help produce when used correctly. I remember when I had my Canon HV30, the Hauge mini motion cam was one of the top accessories I wanted, but never bought. It often got great reviews as a budget stabilizer for the smaller HD camera. I’d even considered buying one for my HDSLR setup, but now they have made a version for HDSLR shooters in particular. The reviews are a little mixed, and there is competition mentioned in the form of the Flycam Nano. Also, check out Cheesycam’s review of the Flycam Nano. I’ve found that Cheesycam often has some great budget and often quality solutions for some DSLR video and photo accessories.

note: There are loads of other stabilizers out there, and there are surely much higher quality builds as well. This is an attempt to show some budget solutions, that don’t necessarily scream cheap equipment in the final project. Also, don’t disregard Glidecam’s offerings. At around $285,for the 2000PRO, and $330 for the HD1000,  it is sort of close competition for the budget stabilizers, and it  may be the top choice based on Glidecam’s proven quality.

Hague DSLR Motion-Cam test

Flycam Nano test-

Very impressive use of glidecam style footage-

Painting with Light Tutorial

Ever wonder how to make something like this yourself?

I’d venture to say most anyone with a digital camera has messed around with longer exposures or night shots with trailing light. If you haven’t it can be pretty entertaining to see what shapes or lines light can produce, but I’d never gave it much more thought until I stumbled upon this article on the Canon Digital Learning Center. It gives a quick run through of some interesting things you can accomplish in dark situations with flashlights, lasers, candles, or other light producing elements.

Canon Pixma: Bringing Colour to Life

For anyone who may not have seen this yet, it is incredible; give it a watch. This project is by Dentsu London, who is also responsible for the recent “Making Future Magic: iPad light painting” which was also a great watch. Linden Gledhill, the artist behind the idea, has a great Flickr page with some mind-blowing stills of the project as well. The first two videos are final products that helped promote the new Canon Pixma line of printers. The third is a look behind the scenes.

Beer and Film Tour

Out for a while with a broken leg, I’m constantly looking for things to keep my mind off missing the best sessions of the year weather-wise. I found a great event here in Athens, Ga sponsored by New Belgium Brewing Company. They are big supporters of bike riding in any form, and highly encourage pedaling over driving when possible. They sponsor many events promoting their responsibility to the environment and their passion for all things bicycle related.  The event I’m heading to is a stop on their “Clips of Faith Beer and Film Tour“. It features sampling 16 of their “Lips of Faith” brews, local vendor’s food, and projector showings of homemade movies from “kayaking buddies navigating grizzlies and whales on a paddling trip from Alaska to Seattle, to an absurdist spaghetti western about a flat tire (and some beer). There are visual odes to people’s love affairs with their bikes, assorted comedy shorts, and thought-provoking environmental pieces.”

Want to feel productive/eco-friendly? Check out their Team Wonderbike campaign, and sign yourself up! “Team Wonderbike is a laughing war whoop, a social movement, an opening salvo in the campaign to greatly increase the use of one of mankind’s greatest inventions, the bicycle.

I’ll  try to snap a few pictures of the event and share them. Have a good Friday evening!