Dan Hume's Blog

New Blog & Website
June 18, 2013, 1:43 pm
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As I’ve finished uni, I’ve decided to start fresh with a new blog where I’ll be continuing to post and share things I love!

I’m now on Tumblr:


I have also set-up a website:



Life In A Day
July 16, 2011, 2:11 pm
Filed under: General, Specialist Project, Uncategorized, Video

Life in a Day is a documentary film project born out of a partnership between YouTube, Ridley Scott Associates and LG electronics, announced on July 6, 2010. Users sent in videos of themselves on July 24, 2010, and then Ridley Scott produced the film and edited the videos into a film with director Kevin MacDonald and film editor Joe Walker, consisting of footage from some of the contributors. All chosen footage authors are credited as co-directors.

The completed film is 94 minutes 57 seconds long and includes scenes from 4,500 hours of footage in 80,000 submissions from 140 nations. The completed film debuted at the Sundance Film Festival on January 27, 2011 and the premiere was streamed live on YouTube. The film’s music was written by British composer and producer Harry Gregson-Williams, along with Matthew Herbert. The film’s opening song, written by Herbert, was performed by British singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding. On January 24, 2011, National Geographic Films announced that it had received the distribution rights for the film. The movie was released in theaters in June 2011.

I like the concept behind this. I’ve got to decide on the content of my body of work for this unit. I’m trying to avoid going down the conventional documentary route, which is why I’m drawn to this example. I don’t really want to follow someone around and document their lives. I feel it’s been done too many times, plus it all depends on how fascinating the individual is to make a success of a documentary.

Glastonbury Pyramid Stage 3D Projection Mapping
July 3, 2011, 3:58 pm
Filed under: General, Uncategorized

I haven’t made a blog entry in a while so I think it’s about time I did another one. I want to make an entry to recognise some of the impressive lighting and visuals used at Glastonbury festival this year.

I thought Coldplay’s performance at Glastonbury this year was absolutely brilliant, but I want to draw more attention to the impressive visuals and lighting they used throughout their set.

I do believe this is the first time that visual projections have been mapped onto the external surface of the pyramid stage.

3D projection is any method of mapping three-dimensional points to a two-dimensional plane” (Wikipedia)

It really adds more emphasis to the show as the whole structure of the stage is being integrated into the performance. 3D mapping is a relatively simple process and yet it’s incredibly effective.

I also liked the strobe slighting at the beginning of the song. It blends in well with the smoke passing through as it looks like clouds moving in the sky, or maybe that’s just my own illusion.

Kurt Van Der Basch (Concept artist and Illustrator)
January 21, 2010, 6:06 pm
Filed under: General, Uncategorized

I came across this really cool Concept Artist and Illustrator, Kurt Van Der Basch. He’s done storyboards for films, adverts, music videos and concert visuals.

Sticky and Sweet Tour

Kurt van der basch has also story boarded and illustrated the intro for Madonna’s Sticky and Sweet Tour, which I went to see when she came to perform at Wembley Stadium in September 2008.

The final product is very different from the original concept that Kurt Van Der Basch had in mind.

This is my recording of the opening of the show just to show how it looked when it was finished and how it was presented:

I love the way the screen splits into  horizontal sections and the lighting shining through. It makes what you’re seeing look really distorted and dramatic. It just adds so much more  to the animation rather than just playing it on a normal screen that doesn’t do anything. Like for most concerts you have got to try and find new ways to present visuals.

The footage is a bit shaky… but this opening got my adrenalin rushing and knowing that the most famous woman on the planet is about to come on stage, what do you bloody expect!!!

Here is the  link for company that actually did the animation. Check them out:

Digital Media Visits ‘Mutate Britain’
October 29, 2009, 9:36 pm
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Last Friday we had the opportunity to see the Mutate Britain: One Foot In The Grove exhibition in London. It was a really great exhibition, displaying all different kinds of art from sculptures to paintings. It’s amazing what people can do with old recycled materials and engines and use them to create something unique. Click on the image below for photos.


Here is a short video taken at the exhibition

Marilyn Minter – Green Pink Caviar
October 11, 2009, 1:41 pm
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I found this video on youtube and I thought it was really different and original. This is a short film created by the American artist, Marilyn Minter. She incorporates a lot of sexuality in her work and is fascinated by the human body. This footage certainly explores sexuality through the tongue.


Minter begins her process by staging photo shoots with film. For this project she shot some photographs of models swirling their tongues and sucking bakery products from under a pane of glass. Then she began to shoot short videos, using macro lenses of the same project to see how good it looks in motion. She’s a conventional artist and does not digitally manipulate her work.

Youtube Stars In South Park
October 9, 2009, 12:36 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized, Viral Videos

A collection of youtube stars, who have made themselves famous from their viral videos, are now featured in this episode of South Park.

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