Following on from the 12 object films that I created on the themes of the ‘Tir Sir Gâr’ theatrical production, I shot 12 ‘SEIAT’ lecture talks at St. Peter’s Hall, in Carmarthen over 12 days. 12 diverse topics and characters to match, talking on one of the themes of the project (mostly in Welsh).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back in February, I was commissioned by the writer Roger Williams (Gwaith/Catref, Caerdydd – S4C) of Joio, an independent TV production company to produce 12 films of 12 objects from the Carmarthen County Museum, chosen by the artist Marc Rees to represent the 12 themes of the theatre project ‘Tir Sir Gâr‘. These films tell the story of those objects.

Click here to watch the Welsh language versions on YouTube.

2 ski trips to Austria, the Olympic torch rolled into town, Wales vs Barbarians at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Amelia finishing 2nd at the URDD Eisteddfod, in Snowdonnia North Wales. Our school sports day, another summer in the Vendée, France. The annual September fair in Neath, Guy Fawkes night, through to Christmas. This is our story of 2012.

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You can also see our story of 2011 here: https://vimeo.com/44982200

This film was compiled and edited for the Vimeo Weekend Project Group “Challenge: 2012 Memory Bank”.

The rules for this Challenge were as follows:
+ Use whatever extra footage you’ve shot in 2012 to create your final video.
+ Keep your video under 5 minutes long.
+ Only videos that fit this Challenge may be submitted. If you made a video at the end of the year that qualifies, let’s see it!
+ Your video must be added to the Weekend Project Group by Tuesday, January 15th at 11:59 PM EST

Shot with the Sony NEX-5, Go Pro Hero HD2 & iPhone 4
Edit: Final Cut Pro X
Colour & Post: Final Cut Pro X

Music: “Never Forget” by Peterloo Massacre (http://www.myspace.com/peterloomassacre)

I still can’t quite believe it yet, but my children, Joseph and Amelia have gone viral, with their inclusion in the latest Google Chromebook Ad campaign (4 sec’s into the Ad) which aired in the UK on Saturday 17th Nov 2012. In media ad slots during primetime TV, during shows like The X-Factor and I’m a Celebrity, get me out of here!

And it’s all down to the power of Vimeo that the clip was found by STALKR, a creative collective of independent filmmakers and archive experts working globally from London who approached me with the view to using the clip in an unnamed project, which later turns out to be on behalf of ‘Bartle Bogle Hegartyhttp://www.bartleboglehegarty.com, one of the world’s leading advertising agencies, to use the clip of them playing boules at my mother-in-law’s house in France.

The clip was originally shot whilst on holiday in France this summer and featured in my film “En Vacances’, which you can watch by clicking on the link.

So excited!

la grande plage – a beach movie from Neil Asher on Vimeo.

Having seen so many great beach movies on Vimeo, I decided before we left for our annual summer holiday to the Vendée, in France, that I was going to try and make my own this year.

Shot during July & August 2012 at La Grande Plage, St. Gilles Croix de Vie.

I hope you enjoy it.

Camera: Sony NEX-5N & GoPro® Hero HD2
Edit & Post: Final Cut Pro X
Grading: FCPX & Magic Bullet Looks 2

 

These are my submissions for the Vimeo Weekend Project: Wetter is Better

Bébés de l’eau (Water Babies) from Neil Asher on Vimeo.

 

Shot at La Grande Plage, St. Gilles Croix de Vie, Vendée, France, July & August 2012.

Camera: GoPro Hero HD2 & Sony NEX-5D
Edit: Final Cut Pro X
Grading: Magic Bullet Looks 2 & FCPX
Music: “The Beach! The Beach!” by Holy Coast (myspace.com/geminicricketband)

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/47921144″>The Reverse Pool</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/neilmasher”>Neil Asher</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Shot in our pool, Vendée, France, July & August 2012.

Camera: GoPro Hero HD2
Edit: Final Cut Pro X
Grading: Magic Bullet Looks 2 & FCPX

Music: “As Colorful As Ever” by Broke For Free (brokeforfree.com/)

Sherwood a CenterParcs movie from Neil Asher on Vimeo.

à la piscine from Neil Asher on Vimeo.

 

S L A C K L I N E R S from Neil Asher on Vimeo.

I’m sure these guys aren’t the best out there, but these Freestyle ‘Slackliners’ or ‘Trickliners certainly entertained the crowd at the OutDoor Show in Friedrichshafen, Germany last week.

Camera: Sony NEX-5D
Edit & Colour: Final Cut Pro X & Magic Bullet Looks
Music: “/\/\” by BL▲CK † CEILING (soundcloud.com/danocean)

From Wikipedia:
Freestyle slacklining (a.k.a. “rodeo slacklining”) is the art and practice of cultivating balance on a piece of rope or webbing draped slack between two anchor points, typically about 15 to 30 feet long and a couple feet off the ground in the center. This type of very “slack” slackline provides a wide array of opportunities for both swinging and static maneuvers. A freestyle slackline has no tension in it, while both traditional slacklines and tightropes are tensioned. This slackness in the rope or webbing allows it to swing at large amplitudes and adds a different dynamic. This form of slacklining first came into popularity in 1999, through a group of students from Colby College, in Waterville ME. It was first written about on a website called the “Vultures Peak Center for Freestyle and Rodeo Slackline Research” in 2004. The article “Old Revolution – New Recognition – 3-10-04″ describes these early developments in detail.

Waiting for Summer from Neil Asher on Vimeo.

This is my submission for the Weekend Project: ‘Your Summer So Far’, which after seeing this film you’ll be left wondering, where’s the summer? As we in Wales and the UK this year are.

British Summertime officially started on the 28th March and since then, we’ve rain, rain and more rain. I’d go as far to say that its probably been the wettest British Summer that I can remember, if not ever.
So, not wanting to be left out, I’ve made a short film from some of the footage that I shot a few weekends ago at a family BBQ, where there the sun didn’t shine and we didn’t finish the night off with fireworks. Just some hot dogs and burgers, washed down with a few cold beers.

Visit Wales, holiday in the rain.

Camera: Sony NEX-5D
Edit: Final Cut Pro X
Grading: Magic Bullet Looks 2
Music: “Prelude No. 6″ by Chris Zabriskie (chriszabriskie.com)

One Fine Day from Neil Asher on Vimeo.

After the great feedback I’ve received for ‘Waiting for Summer’ my Vimeo Weekend Project submission. I decided to put another one together (at breakneck speed), using the same colour/grading style together with another music piece from Chris Zabriskie so that they hopefully, work together as a series.

Camera: Sony NEX-5D
Edit & Colour: Final Cut Pro X
Music: “Prelude No. 17″ by Chris Zabriskie (chriszabriskie.com)

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