20th – 24th February
So my fellow CDM’r Ian is busy away on the design stage of the new Cock and Bull website. He’s building the designs in Adobe Illustrator. With both our knowledge of web design were always knocking about querys and ideas together, and whenever he gets stuck on something I try and help him out as best as I can.
Ian working away
Like I said before on the website we carry out reviews off live gigs and albums. At cock and bull we have a list of reviewers and photographers that regularly contribute to the site. After a photographer has his/her pictures edited they send them onto a local drop box we use. It’s my job to resize them for the web and just run over the pictures and see if the exposure or anything in them needs to be fixed. Basically acting like a kind of Photo Editor.
I learned a really quick way to resize photos a few weeks ago that really speeds up the process.
Batch Editing in Photoshop
Step 1: First of all you create a sub folder in the folder all your photos are in called batch or for web (etc)
Step 2: Open photoshop go to file >scripts >image processor
Step 3: Your then presented with a rectangular box
Step 4: Next you select the appropriate folder where your images are that you want to resize
Step 5: Choose your location for the new resized photos (that batch/web folder we created in step 1)
Step 6: Next choose the size and quality you want for your new batch photos
Step 7: Run Script
This Literately saved loads of time, so thought I’d put up a little tutorial of how to do it!
On Friday this week we done a full on band session with The War on Drugs, a great blues/rock band from America (check them out below!) I can’t wait to show you the version of the song below we did with them.
We did the session in the main area of the whelans venue where people normally stand while watching a gig. As we were doing a full band session we got help with sound from our friends from charthouse recording studios who first helped us out on the Fighting with Wire video we done a few weeks ago. While the lads were setting up mics and a ProTools session Donnacha left me in control of capturing cutaways of the band setting up etc.
The session went amazingly, and after the band played we caught an interview with singer Adam Granduciel outside the venue. After the session I was left to carry the gear back to the office and back up the files as all the guys were going to the gig that night (oh, the life of an intern) 😉
I’ll post the videos in here once there done!