Winding Down or Not?

January 28, 2008

It’s been a really hectic time recently with a big push on DeepRiver stuff.

DeepRiver is the not-for-profit group a few of us put together so that we could bring together all the visual resources that were being produced and could provide training, run events, etc.  It seemed easier to have a ‘brand’ to hide behind and seems to stick in people’s minds.

Anyway, I took a back seat from the Deeper services towards the end of last year to try to catch up on the mountain of uncompleted work we had.  I failed.  At least I failed to completely catch up.  I did manage to consolidate a lot of material we made in the past, or stuff made by others that we would like to use live but wasn’t in the right format.

So for the live video mixing ministry we have four new DVDs full of loops on hand to mix with.  The plan is using these live will show what is most useful and that will eventually become a new product available for others.

The other big highlight this month was taking a team under the banner of DeepRiver to lead worship at the National Youthwork Training Conference, Deep Impact in Aviemore last weekend.  This was a challenge because we wanted to do innovative and challenging worship not just add some video behind a praise band  and to introduce worship across the event.  I think we achieved what we set out to do and it seemed to be well received.

This has also opened up a few new opportunities and ideas for DeepRiver, which just adds to the problem of not having any time to do anything!

100 Drummers

January 11, 2008

I find this strangely moving…

People in Order



 – Dedicated to Johnny Drummond


January 8, 2008

I was looking for something ground breaking for the first blog of the year and hear it is…  Not new, as such, as it has been around for a while, it is just that today I received my first track from this web site for a video project I’m working on.

It is extremely difficult to get legal music to use for videos, even the simplest route can cost considerable amounts and is hard to track down ownership of copyright.  So here Moby, someone established and successful has released material free to independent and non-profit movie makers – Mobygratis.

I was intrigued by this when I first saw it, but waited for a specific project before applying for an license to use a track.  Now I can start to look for more … anyway, as I now think Moby is the best thing since <insert something very good here>.

Here is how Moby pitches the concept, however watch past 1:20 for a brief discussion of copyright problems: