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The Beginning Of The Blight Video Log, Experimenting With The Flip Video Mino HD Camera, And Hershey Park!

May 11, 2009

Howdy doo my lovely long lost friendly fanatics,

Well, it has been quite some time since my last posting, I am sure you all were grateful for the Blight Break. While I was not posting stuff, I was using the time creating things. The collaborative performance titled “White Noise”,  with the amazing clown Jef Johnson was an incredible experience. I am currently working on a demo reel for the project. Hopefully soon, I will be able to post it.  I am editing down a tight 5 – 10 minute reel from about 7 hours of video footage, and it is proving to be quite a challenge.

In the meantime, I have been experimenting with an amazing little new camera I picked up a few weeks ago, called the Flip Video MinoHD. It is a little tiny high definition video camera smaller than my cell phone, that shoots beautiful video and has no moving parts to break. I went to Hershey Park last weekend and made a bunch of video tours of the park, including footage shot from the front car of four different roller coasters.  I also picked up a mounting device to attach the camera to my bicycle, and I have shot a few video experiments from the handlebars of my bike. Check out the video clips below:

:::THE HERSHEY PARK VIDEO LOG:::

-HERSHEY PARK BIKE RIDE 04-29-09-

So this was the first experiment I made using the handlebar mount. I just rode my bike around the town of Hershey for a little over an hour and compressed all the footage into a couple of minutes. The footage came out a bit more herkey-jerkey that I would of liked it, this is because I did not have the mount centered on the handlebars, so every little handlebar movement was picked up in the camera. I got a little better with it in the second experiment.

-HERSHEY PARK BIKE RIDE 04-30-09-

In this second bike mount experiment, I turned the camera on me, with the idea of giving the image a fixed point to look at to help smooth out the view-ability of the footage as well as giving me the opportunity to make more commentary as I did the ride. Unfortunately, halfway through the ride I figured that it might be too visually boring to look at my mug the whole time and the sky was overcast, so you would not even see pretty clouds, so I after a little break I took at a pretty lake, I turned the camera back around and continued the ride.

-SKEE BALL AND CANDY BARS!-
-THE 1st HERSHEY PARK TOUR 04-30-09-

The whole reason that I was at Hershey Park to begin with was that my girlfriend, had a business conference there and I was her pretty arm-candy. For people involved with her conference, Hershey Park opened up a small portion of the park as a sneak preview. I brought my little camera along for the ride to document the event.

-HERSHEY’S CHOCOLATE WORLD 05-01-09-

The following day after our little sneak preview of the park, the weather got shitty and rainy, so instead of going to a raining outdoor theme park, we went to the Hershey Chocolate World Factory Tour. It was just about the closest thing to Wonkaville I have ever experienced. Although, the only thing I was missing was a chocolate river, that would of been really nice.

-ROLLER COASTERS, CUTE ANIMALS, AND MORE!-
-THE 2nd HERSHEY PARK TOUR 05-02-09-

This was the big day, the first official opening day of Hershey Park. The place was packed, we rode a bunch of roller coasters and played a bunch of games. We also went to the zoo, and I got it all on high definition video. Try not to get to sick when going down the roller coasters with us. This was also the last bit of video I shot for the trip to Hershey. I figured I had shot more than enough footage to deal with, and my girlfriend was getting sick of having the camera shoved in her face.

:::NEW YORK CITY BIKE RIDES PART 1:::

-BIKE 2 WORK IN NYC 05-06-09-

This was my first bike ride to work of the year, I looked at the weather and it seemed like it would be a nice day, so I figured I would ride in to work. The only issue was that the east river path was flooded and I ended up getting to work covered in mud, but such is life.

-AN NYC EVENING BIKE RIDE 05-06-09-

That same day I decided to record my ride home. I got to about 2nd avenue and it started to drizzle, I had my camera strapped to my bike, and it’s not waterproof so I decided to turn back and ride down to 14th street to catch the subway, because I did not want to get caught on the Williamsburg Bridge in the middle of a rainstorm on my bike.

:::THE WRAP UP:::

Well that’s about all I have to post this week. Next week, hopefully I will have that demo reel of WHITE NOISE posted, a new Blight the Clown comic to post, and some pictured of the last skateboard deck I painted!

Your pal,
Blight the Clown
(A.K.A.) Brian A. Bernhard
Producer/Editor/Artist/Clown
Blight Productions
Website: http://www.blightproductions.com
Band: http://www.totsland.net
Twitter: http://twitter.com/BlightTheClown1
Blog: https://blightproductions.wordpress.com

A Special Reminder About Artistic Endeavors Happening This Weekend!

November 14, 2008

Howdy my friendly Earthlings,

This is a little end of the week update:

This Sunday my Super Industrial Swamp Rockin’ band, “THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN” takes the stage!  We NEED you folks to come to the show!!  If you have ever wanted the chance to see a bunch of lunatics jump around on stage playing the best hardest music you will ever hear, NOW IS THE TIME!!!!


-THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN – LIVE SHOW-
(Featuring Blight the Clown)
Arlene’s Grocery
95 Stanton St.
New York, NY 10002
$8 cover, must be21+
Show Starts at 8:30PM
www.arlenesgrocery.net

NOT IN NYC? HEAR THE SHOW LIVE! ON THE INTERNET!!!!!!

YES THAT’S RIGHT!!!  LIVE T.O.T.S. RIGHT INTO YOUR LITTLE COMPUTERS!

If you aren’t at the show go to http://www.musikville.com on Nov. 16th and hear the show streamed LIVE via the super duper fancy interwebs!

BE SURE TO TURN THE VOLUME PAST 11!!

Also,

I just uploaded my silly little clown appreciation movie, “I LOVE BLIGHT THE CLOWN” onto Will Ferrall’s website.  Please, please, please, visit the link below watch the video, and VOTE IT FUNNY!!! So it sticks around for a little while on the website!!!

http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/d25f322ab1

Also, Also,

I uploaded my holiday movie cult classic, “A Clown Carol – The Marley Murder Mystery” to a cool little site called Underground Films.  If you have 30seconds to spare please go there and rate and comment on how much you just love Charles Dickens inspired clown movies!!

http://www.undergroundfilm.com/films/detail.tcl?wid=1035691

Also, also, also,

I will be selling some brand new Original Blight the Clown Coasters that I just got in the mail!!! They freaking kick ass, come pick one up at the show for 8 bucks or a whole set for 25 bucks!  What more could you want!! Crazy awesome coaster with original art by your favorite yellow faced clown!!!!!

Your pal,
Blight the Clown
(A.K.A.) Brian A. Bernhard
Producer/Editor/Artist/Clown
Blight Productions
Website: http://www.blightproductions.com
Band: http://www.totsland.net
Twitter: http://twitter.com/BlightTheClown1
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/blightproductions
Blog: https://blightproductions.wordpress.com
Gallery: http://fudgerat.deviantart.com/gallery
T-Shirts: http://blightproductions.spreadshirt.com
Myspace Music: http://www.myspace.com/blightproductions
Myspace Film: http://www.myspace.com/blightproductionsmovies