Let me start by explaining something, there is a lot of confusion surrounding our actual birthday. Should it be the date that Giles first spoke to me about Visive and the whole idea (sometime late October, early November,) when we got the cameras (somewhere around the 2nd of December,) or the date the company was officially formed (12th December.) We weren’t sure, so we decided that we would bridge all of the dates, and release the video midway through November, and this blog entry soon after.
There is one thing very different about the world of parkour, and this is the friendliness! We have filmed
a variety of different things, and nowhere is as friendly. Nowhere else could I go to Denmark with a group of people I don’t know, and a week later have a group of new friends! Or even go up to London for a day, and have the same outcome. There are too many names to list, but there are definitely a few people that have made the first year a lot easier!
Another thing that Visive has done for us is take us places, and I mean literally. We have visited London on many occasions (many places I hadn’t been,) we have been to Rye, and of course most extravagantly Denmark. However I am not talking about traveling far and wide, one thing that both Giles and I have noticed is that quite frequently
we will end up in the most random places (places we have never been to, and will probably never go to again.) For example we have been in Loughborough waiting to film, and as we had nothing to do, got asked to set up Examples dressing room. We have been to Hackney farm, and listened to Pottsay (Alex Potts) play some tunes on a worn out old piano. Most bizarrely, filming the bike show at Earls Court, and being told to ‘put our bags in that van.’ That van being the van from E.T. Most recently we were filming at a gig in Lewisham, and decided to go down to a very cold Brighton, and capture the last of the timelapses! It has definitely taken us places!
In this year we have learnt so much, and on pretty much every shoot we go on, we learn something new, whether it be something as simple as a setting on the camera to adjust white balance completely manually; or something as complicated as working out the algorithm that tells you the sharpest point of a 50mm f/1.4 (f/2.0 by the way.) I think that has been what has made it so fun, and will continue to make it so fun.
I could ramble on all day long, but I am going to try to keep it short. Again all I can say is thank you to all of you for your continuing support of Visive. As one comment to us said: VP4L
I am going to end on a statistic, 35% of companies fail within their first year of trading. I am very happy to announce we aren’t part of that statistic, and we hope to stay that way for the foreseeable future… Heres to many more…
01/12/10 – VisiveHQ