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NI Adrenaline Sports: Free Running Shoot

Posted in promo shoot, promotional videos, Scattered Images, Video Production, videography on September 8, 2010 by martystalker

Wednesday 1st September 2010

The first day of the new month brought together my good friend, Rick Trainor from Red Sky Photography, Colin Bane, a local free runner and myself on the Waterfront in Belfast. This was the second shoot in the NI Adrenaline Sports Project.

The Idea

The idea was spawned by Rick who came round to the office a few months back. I was happy to contribute to the project from a video and graphics point of view. The main aim was to raise awareness of local, young, extreme sports enthusiasts and give them the promotion that they deserve. We have also been overwhelmed by NI Bands wanting to contribute to the project’s soundtrack.

The Shoot

The priority for Rick was to shoot stills on the Canon 5D Mark II and to use his creative lighting set ups. I was happy to shoot footage on the Sony EX3, using a film-look profile from Martin Beek. I’m a huge fan of the camera and I love the results I get from it, especially when filming in Progressive mode. I decided to shoot Colin on a 1280 x 720p 25fps setting. Most of the footage shot of Colin was done in real-time but I overcranked the camera to 720p 60Ffps on a few occasions using the S & Q mode. After a lot of research prior to Alex Heyes’s skateboard promo in July, I found that this was the best setting for capturing smooth slow motion footage on the camera.

I wanted to play about with exposure during the shoot, with the aim of filming a selection of silhouetted scenes. The locations that Colin picked were perfect with great backdrops and I exploited the views as much as I could. Colin is a true professional in his craft and you get that message from the first moment you meet him. His enthusiasm leapt out and he was a great subject to work with.

Post Production

With regards to Colour Grading, I went for a grittier, blue, urban looking feel to the footage to match the theme of the shoot. Magic Bullet Mojo is an amazing plug in for your NLE system and I would recommend this software, especially if you want a cheaper alternative or to accompany any other Magic Bullet or colour grading software that you may already own. With the implementation of my Matrox H.264 compression card I’m finding working with HD footage a dream and render times have been cut massively. It complements my Matrox RTX2 card well and I’ve never looked back since.

Video will be online soon


Photo Barn Promo

Posted in commercial videos, corporate videos, photography, promo shoot, promotional videos, Video Production, videography on June 13, 2010 by martystalker

PhotoBarn Studios are Northern Ireland’s newest contemporary style photography company based in Belfast. With a  new studio opening up in Lurgan on William Street, the company is set to take the country by storm. The photographer, Richie Lavery, who formerly worked for Studio 22, approached me about producing him a teaser promo for his Facebook group and new website.

Plans are to film Richie in his studio and to make a full length promotional video later on in the year. My daughter is also featured in the video and I have been a fan of his work for many years. Not just because of his skills in camera work and photoshopping but his prices are affordable and the atmosphere is very relaxed. There is no pressure into buying the photographs and you don’t feel like you’ve been bullied into your choices.

For more info about PhotoBarn Studios:

Tel: 07519757403 (website coming soon)

Red Sky Photography : Band Shoot

Posted in photography, promo shoot, promotional videos, Red Sky Photography, Scattered Images, Video Production, videography on February 11, 2010 by martystalker

Rick Trainor and I have decided to produce a selection of Behind The Scenes/Video Tutorials about his work. Rick, from Red Sky Photography, specialises in lighting, strobism, and all facets of modern digital photography. In this video we see Rick photographing the up and coming rock band ‘The Black Bear Saloon’ in Belfast. Future videos will focus on creative lighting and editorial photography. Keep checking back for latest videos and remember that you can find both Red Sky Photography and Scattered Images on many social media sites, such as Twitter and Facebook.


Posted in commercial videos, Next Generation, promo shoot, promotional videos, Uncategorized on November 12, 2009 by martystalker

The promotional video for the re-opening of the Bangor night club, PARADOX is finished and can be viewed by clicking on this link:

The evening was filmed on the Canon 5D Mark II due to its awesome low light capabilities. Although the camera wasn’t a big fan of the strobe lighting in the club it performed exceptionally well overall. Photographs were also taken at the launch night by Richard Trainor from Red Sky Photography. You can check out his work at:

Red Sky Photography

Posted in commercial videos, promo shoot, promotional videos, Red Sky Photography on August 11, 2009 by martystalker

A promotional video is finished for Red Sky Photography, a cutting edge photography company from Northern Ireland. For more information on their services please visit the website at
Click here to watch the promotional video in HD

New Promotional Video

Posted in commercial videos, corporate videos, promotional videos, Scattered Images on July 11, 2009 by martystalker

I have finally finished the 2009 Promotional Video for Scattered Images. Check out the High Definition version by clicking on the link below or watch it in the ‘Professional Services’ section on the website.

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