Thursday 5 January 2012

Preview Time for the Third Time

Root Hill 2011 was my sixth year attending the camp, and my third time as official videographer.  As per last year, I documented events with my Sony camera, and edited the footage in Sony Vegas.  Yes, there's a bit of a Sony theme going on there, despite the fact that Dad works for arch-rivals Samsung.  And as per both of the previous years I videoed (2008 and 2010), I have made a little trailer.

It's a bit different to my last two Root Hill on Camera trailers, this time using a pared-down "less is more" approach.  But I think that's a good thing, as it wouldn't do to just keep repeating the same old ideas and let them go stale.  Those of you who weren't there will probably be hopelessly confused, but for those who were: I hope you'll enjoy it.

Two things to watch out for in the trailer:
  1. Josh's reduced afro.
  2. The Mistake.  There's at least one 'error' that I'm aware of, but I decided I liked it so I let it stay.  I'll be interested to see if any of you can work out what I'm on about.

Just a bit of DVD menu authoring and disc burning to go, and then it's on to the post & packaging!

Okay, there wasn't much text in this post.  But then again, they say a picture is worth a thousand words, and Vegas tells me there are 2376 frames in this video, which - at least in theory - means it's worth approximately 2.4 million words.  And I think there should be bonus points awarded for Root-Hill-relatedness, maybe...

Statisticables, again:
  • First 12 for '12 status: 4 down, 8 to go - still at the back, but closing the gap
  • Latest book read: still A Brit Different
  • Latest film/TV watched: still Sherlock
  • Latest music listened to: Ode to Jim by Phil & Has, as featured in the Root Hill on Camera 2011 trailer
  • Latest edible item eaten: still that hot chocolate
  • Predominant colour of clothes: same stuff as earlier today
  • Programs and web pages currently running: Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, Firefox (tabs: MatNav 6.1; Blogspot Dashboard; Blogspot Create Post)
  • Webcomics posted today: n/a

- The Colclough


  1. EXCITED!!! "Error"? Well, unless not continuing the music through the writing was unintentional, I don't know....

  2. Do we have to keep bloging at a rate of knots to decide second place, or is it all over?

  3. Why is my chocolate piece not in the trailer

    I hope it is still in the DVD (All of it including the part where i said You Just Lost The Game because then if it is not it will have been pointless doin it and anyway it is funny)

  4. Sound like Tim is a sore loser.

  5. yes, Sam, your chocolate piece is on the DVD, in its entirety.