Lord Mayor of Birmingham & James B Wong

Chinese New Year 2017 Chinatown Birmingham UK

The Chinese New Year celebration is one of the largest events in Birmingham, attracting up to 30,000 people. Birmingham’s festivities take place in the Chinese Quarter.

Please accept our apologies for any quality issues in this video clip. Filming was done under heavy rain and winds. It rained heavy all day. But that’s typical British weather; it did not stop us having a great time!

James B Wong – Chairman of the
Chinese Festival Committee Birmingham are the wonderful people that put this event together.

The Lord Mayor (Cllr Carl Rice) was the chief guest
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Sport Relief 2014 Birmingham

Sainsbury’s Sport Relief 2014 event organised by the Birmingham City Council

I was asked to photograph of the ‘The Birmingham Mile’ for Sainsbury’s Sport Relief 2014 event organised by the Birmingham City Council on Sunday 23rd of March at CannonHillPark.

Despite rain, hail and cold weather, many hundreds turned up to do their bit.

Watch the highlights on YouTube

Photographs from the event

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Green Screen HD Footage

Green Screen HD Footage

It have been an exciting weekend. I wanted to create a very short clip of video to illustrate how easy it is to use green screen technology in video projects.

To summarise the key things to remember are:

  • You need a green screen.
  • Adequate lighting with no shadows
  • Never get your subjects to wear green, they’ll appear invisible.
  • Do a short screen test first to establish all you setting are correct.

Green Screen technology opens up a whole new world to video and a whole new dimension to still photography. So experiment and have fun.

My Generation the who tribute band

Gary Charman, Terry Hill, Steve White, Gary Harper

I set off with two friends Chris Slater and Tracey Page to Stoney Stanton Leicester, a mere 40 minute’s journey, from the Jewellery Quarter. Stoney Stanton is a village in the district of Blaby.

My generation were playing in the Stoney Station Social Club, which is based in the very centre of Stoney Stanton, a rural village on the edge of Leicestershire.

My generation consists of

Gary Charman
Lead Vocals and guitar

Terry Hill
Lead guitar and backing vocals

Steve White
Bass Guitar and backing vocals

Gary Harper
Drums

My generation start playing at about 9:30 PM. I was very impressed with how well they sounded acoustically. They played my favourite Who song “My Generation” very well indeed.

I took my camera along with and managed to get some pictures of the band. The light levels were extremely poor so I had a rather difficult task taking shots.

You can see some of my images below:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/robabdul/sets/72157621337592928/

You can watch my Youtube video to get a feel for how My Generation sound like:

External Links:

MySpace Page
http://www.myspace.com/mygenerationuk