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Ed Drewitt’s Showreel

Ed’s presenter showreel is now finished!

Jeremy and I rounded everything off on Monday night, exporting at high resolution for DVD (using Compressor 3.5 as well as DVD Studio Pro 4 to make a menu), and at sufficient quality for the internet. We also took advantage of Motion 4 to make a couple of simple slates which correspond with Ed’s website logo.

Ed’s showreel on Vimeo.

Ed’s showreel on YouTube.

Hope you enjoy!

Made with thanks to Jeremy DeCoursey and Theo Webb
Special thanks to – Claire Thompson, Father Tom, Chew Valley Lake Bird Ringing Station and Wildscreen

Edit for a Showreel

Last week, I spent two evenings busily editing for Ed’s showreel with Jeremy DeCoursey; an all-round creative genius who has kindly agreed to act as our editor.

Having commandeered the suit at work for after hours usage, our set-up included Final Cut Pro on dual LCDs, with a CRT video monitor at the ready.

Jeremy at work

Wednesday was a particularly long haul (not leaving until 11pm), but we’ve now put together a rough cut. We hope to record voice over with Ed this week, then neaten everything up and add some royalty free music to finish off.

I haven’t posted too many outdoor photos on the blog of recent, mainly because there hasn’t been much of a chance for me to get out. Luckily, I managed to snap a few decent shots on a recent trip to Exmoor. Will have those up soon!

Communicate and WildPhotos 2009

Communicate and WildPhotos both occurred at the end of last month; two greatly inspiring events.

WildPhotos showcases the work of the world’s best wildlife photographers. The event included a keynote speech by Michael ‘Nick’ Nichols; discussing his life achievements as a photographer for National Geographic. His presentation featured a run down of  the stunning redwood panorama which appeared in October’s National Geographic , composed of 83 images.

The podium at WildPhotos following Nick Nichols' keynote

Another highlight for me was Danny Green’s look at black and white wildlife photography. Having won the B&W category in this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Danny discussed how incredible detail and textures can be masked by colour and brought out with the use of greyscale.

Communicate reflects WildPhotos in many respects, with science communication being the main theme. The annual conference investigates how NGO’s and environment-themed organisations can more effectively reach out to the public. Reflected upon as the most successful instalment in the conference’s 6 year history by Jo Gipps,  the Bristol Natural History Consortium Chair, it would certainly seem the case that today’s society could do with more events of a similar tack.

Andrew Jackson, the new head of the BBC Natural History Unit, delivered a keynote talk. Some refreshing ideas were heard, providing a hugely insightful glimpse into what could be in store for the NHU. Other discussions examined whether the term biodiversity is too inaccessible to the general public and a dissection of the current state of science reporting in mainstream media.

On a side note, I’ve recently started working with naturalist and broadcaster Ed Drewitt in the creation of a showreel to display his work. We’re  in pre-production at the moment; more on this soon!