Get out of my face! – Lost Prophets – Belsonic 2010

Stuart Richardson from Lost Prophets gives me something to work with at Belsonic 2010.

Supporting Biffy Clyro in Belfast, the show started well but dipped quickly before managing to regain some serious momentum and have the crowd really going for it towards their last few songs.

View all my shots from Belsonic here

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Simon Neil goes blonde – Biffy Clyro – Belsonic Belfast

Belsonic 2010 – Biffy Clyro, originally uploaded by nico fell photography.

Simon Neil from Biffy Clyro with his new bleach blonde beard and hair, playing in Belfast at Belsonic 2010.

Great night, supported by Lost Prophets, Fighting with Wire and Twin Atlantic. View all my shots from Belsonic here

Looking West

Looking West, originally uploaded by nico fell photography.

Spent a lovely evening on my friend’s balcony last Thursday. Few glasses of wine and a good catch up. Was great. His flat is right on the water overlooking the Thames. Grabbed this quick shot using the Hipstamatic App on my phone. You can make out the Gherkin and the London Eye amongst other silhouetted buildings.

The future of video?

I’m a Nikon man but have to say, looking at what Canon are doing with their video technology in DSLRs I am massively impressed. The video below is just one of a number of high-profile shorts to hit the web which has been filmed entirely on a Canon DSLR. In this case it’s the 5D Mk II. Also announced recently is the news that the season finale of House is to be shot entirely on the same camera. Definitely the future.

This example not only looks gorgeous but is also a beautiful short film. Enjoy.

[Vimeo=http://vimeo.com/10570139]

The Last 3 Minutes is a beautiful short film by cinematographer Shane Hurlbut, the cinematographer of Terminator Salvation. It was shot using the Canon 5D Mark II, and was sponsored by Canon to show off the latest firmware that enables 24p (frames per second) recording, giving it a “movie quality”. Filming spanned 17 locations across 4 1/2 days, and a wide assortment of Canon prime L lenses were used.

The present day portion of the film in the beginning was shot at 24p, while the flashbacks were filmed at 30p and converted to 24p in order to produce a dreamlike quality. You can read more about how the film was made on Hurlbut’s blog.

(thanks to PDNPulse)

A Plastic Rose – Single Launch

A Plastic Rose

A Plastic Rose - Crowd pleasers

I previously posted the fantastic video for A Plastic Rose – Kids dont’ behave like this, well finally the single is available to buy. The band launched the single at Stiff Kitten in Belfast last Friday to a throng of ever-loyal fans who couldn’t get enough! The single is superb, a really great song that builds and ticks the singalong crowd pleaser box with ease.

Axis Of

Axis Of - APR Allies

The band were supported by Axis Of and Before Machines, both of whom were excellent. Great night, great bands and another step on the journey to putting Belfast at the heart of the UK music scene.

See if you can spot yourself in the crowd! You can view all the images from the night here.

Belfast Twestival

The dust has settled and the hashtag has gone quiet but Thursday night’s Twestival in Belfast was nothing short of a spectacular event.

Organisers @Lopsi and @illusivelu

From Left - Organisers @Lopsi and @illusivelu

Organised by the rather smashing @Lopsi and @IllusiveLu and held at one of Belfast’s newest venues, Slide, the evening got off to a great start with RAMs’ Pocket Radio setting the tone for the evening. If you haven’t heard Peter before, you are truly missing out. Accompanied by Shauna Tohill on vocals the pair brought a dreamy, delicate sound to the beginning of the night, engaging with the growing audience and setting a high bar for the other 2 acts to follow.

Ram's Pocket Radio

RAMS' Pocket Radio

Up next were the excellent Seven Summits, bringing a little more edge to events and getting heads nodding and feet tapping. The new line up sounds great and having seen them at Trans Belfast last summer, there is a clear improvement in their direction. Keep an eye out for more forthcoming gigs.

Seven Summits

Seven Summits - Going up!

Before the last band of the evening, Little Wing Pizza brought what can only be described as some of the largest and tastiest pizzas in Belfast. Seriously huge but they went in a flash as people donated £1 a slice – many thanks to Phil for all his hard work on the night.

Little Wing Pizza

Little Wing Pizza, Belfast. Serious Noms.

Pudding arrived in the shape of Marshmallow Grove cupcakes, kindly donated by owner Sarah Landstreet. Again, these didn’t hang around and went down a treat.

Marshmallow Grove

Marshmallow Grove - Grab one before they go!

Claire Hanna from Concern moved on to make the raffle draw, with winners including Phil O’Kane and Lee Munroe. Again, all prizes had been kindly donated by local companies and were gratefully received.

Cutaways brought the evening to a conclusion with a fantastic set , showing just what a fine music scene Belfast has currently. Blistering guitars and beautiful vocals, their music gallops along with infectious rhythm and zingy synths. Make sure you check them out soon.

Cutaways

Cutaways - Infectious!

Just a final word of thanks to all those who came down, raising over £600 for Concern. Be proud of yourselves Belfast.

You can see all the photos from the night here

Fight Like Apes

Tom Ryan - Fight Like Apes

Tom Ryan - Fight Like Apes, at the Limelight

This shot was the highlight of my shoot at the Limelight back in December. I knew when I shot it that the light was great but when I took it and looked on the back of the camera, I knew I had caught something lovely. This was the result, straight from the camera with no additional processing.

As for the tunes, well Fight Like Apes are great on a recording but simply stunning live. If you get a chance to see them, especially somewhere like the Limelight in Belfast, you really ought to get along.