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Rhythms of Life now online

Rhythms of Life now online

Proud to be part of this great community event - two sold out live performances held during Brave New Works 2014, in Denmark Western Australia.

Directed by Peter Keelan, in collaboration with filmmaker Tim Maisey, 3D video mapping artist Matt Andrews, Linda Bradbury 'live' written word, photographer Nic Duncan and designed by Cecile Williams, and in collaboration with fourteen local musicians and artists, this project presented as two full-house performances at the Denmark Civic Centre in November 2014. Based in the lives and stories of 26 elderly people from the community and using a raft of unique multimedia artforms and artists....writing, dance, theatre, original music performed 'live', this project presented the richness of Denmark to two audience, standing ovations, and people being left inspired and emotionally moved.

The second half of this live performance, plus the encore, showcase the depth of 'community', willpower and talent in the town of Denmark, WA. Based in the lives of 26 elderly people, and responded to by 20 local artists, musicians, designers, video projection artists, writers, dancers. Directed by Peter Keelan, in collaboration with fellow filmmaker Tim Maisey, designed by Cecile Williams, Nic Duncan photography, Dave McKenzie production management, Jon Dodd sound design, video projects by Matt Andrews and a fantastic 'live' band playing original compositions. Such a huge list of collaborators and creators.....see the credits in the film.


Multi-screen edit using FCPX

Multi-screen edit using FCPX

Check out an article I wrote for fcp.co on the Rhythms of Life project and editing in Final Cut Pro X.

Rhythms of Life adverts and reviews

Here is a selection of some of the adverts and write ups from the Rhythms of Life - a multi-media live performance involving 26 interviews and local community members.

Final Cut Pro X - 30 interviews 7 screens

Final Cut Pro X - 30 interviews 7 screens

I've been busy recently and so I thought I would share a project I am working on that uses Final Cut Pro X, VDMX and 7 projection areas.

I am working on a community project that requires the editing of 30 interviews each which took about an hour+ to film, using one, two or three cameras, with associated audio that are to be combined with live music, live dance, live performances (writing, poems, speech) and seven projections (one projector mapped to five separate areas, with one live moving area and one other fixed projector).

I am working with Peter Keelan and we are editing in FCP7 and Final Cut Pro X. We are producing separate movie files for each projector mapping (up to 7 for each scene) which are then live triggered/remapped using VDMX/Mad Mapper (new to this part so not sure if this is all technically correct). We have about 800GB of footage before starting to edit into the separate movie files.  The deadline for the rough cut is 3 weeks away!

A VDMX screen