We played with Hybrid Children at Virgin Oil Co., Helsinki last Friday. Virgin Oil has great stage and lights so I decided to shoot some videos and photos. It is crucial to have a good looking place to shoot at since lousy places tend to look lousy even in pictures. I also knew that Jasse is such an awesome showman, which makes it all even more interesting.
This time I decided to shoot photos with my Samyang 8 mm fisheye. […] Read more!
I just bought the combo pack made by Black Eye. It includes a fisheye lens and a macro/wide-angle lens made for mobile phone cameras. The lenses are attached to the camera with a magnet which is glued on the phone. This makes it easy to use since there is no need for additional phone covers. I believe these same lenses are sold under different brands, and Tom and Jesse have already bought their own.
The fisheye lens is the main reason I bought this set. […] Read more!
Kohta keikkaillaan taas ihan oikein urakalla ja se tarkottais, että hyvän soiton lisäksi pitäis myös ehkä koittaa näyttää jotenkin järkevältä. Se voi tarkottaa ehjien (tai valmiiks revittyjen) housujen ostamista tai ainakin omalla kohdalla varmasti parturissa käymistä.
Meitä pyydettiin kokeilemaan hampaiden valkaisua MEDiSMILElla ja tuumattiin, että mikäpä siinä, kyllähän tota nyt voi käydä kokeilemassa. Jesse oli vielä laivalla, joten hypättiin Oton ja Juhon kanssa ennakkoluulottomasti autoon ja suunnattiin Vantaalle Variston suuntaan.
Saatiin valkaisusta ennakkoon tällaset infot. […] Read more!
After a few years gifs are coming back to MadCraft’s roster. They are the most old school form of internet animation and on their best when they are short and repeat to infinity with full speed. Gifs can be extracted from videos, but personally I prefer gifs that are made from a series of actual photos. Video GIFs feel somehow fake and even too easy.
To be able to do a gif, you need a series of photos. […] Read more!
This week we went do an interview at the Finnish national radio YleX. The show is aired today @ 14.30 Finnish time, which is something like GMT +2:00 hrs.
As we arrived, the guys at YleX were kinda lazy and had to finish their previous show, so we had some spare time. Instead of just standing still we ended up shooting some GIFs! For example, here Otto shows you how to take a proper selfie. Post your own MadCraft type selfies to Instagram / Twitter with #teamMadCraft hashtag! […] Read more!
Out of all camera gear, fisheye is definitely what defines our band. Right from the beginning we were looking for a camera with a fisheye, since all of our idols are using it. For example every great skate movie is shot with a fisheye and Travis Barker uses it a lot on his Instagram photos. Greatest examples are the ones he takes of his car’s front grill.
Fisheye makes any situation look cooler, and it’s best when shot from a low angle and close to the target. […] Read more!
I haven’t really talked about me trying to “make my living” as a professional musician. Sometimes I think it might affect a little bit on my credibility as a “rock-musician” when I play wedding gigs and party gigs with my suit on. Or when I teach kids in elementary school and try to act like a grown up teacher! Haha, Imagine THAT! 🙂
Well, I am really blessed that in Madcraft the guys are super-understanding and positive about these things! […] Read more!
We do a lot of acoustic shows, especially on smaller venues. What I appreciate in acoustic gigs is their simplicity: the fact that we can just plug the guitars directly into the mixer and there’s no need for additional gear like amps. For those cases ESP LTD Xtone series is the perfect acoustic guitar, since it offers everything I need in one package.
Xtone is a fine acoustic guitar with a built-in microphone and preamp. […] Read more!
We were playing at Bar Bäkkäri on November 8th and Tom wrote about it in his post. We had our friend Hannu taking pictures, and he takes a lot of them! I thought that a 16 GB card would be enough, but no, he had it filled somewhere in the middle of the show.
Here’s vol 2 of the photos he took! Next time you’ll hear how he erased photos so he could take more of em…