PAUL TREACY

  1. Trimmed even more. I've fixed the bugs from the previous version. This is how it should be.

    A Nikon D200, iMovie '09, GarageBand, Photoshop, Nikon View NX and iPhoto were all used to make this wee film.

    Clips archive at Pond5: http://www.pond5.com/artist/paultreacy
    Portfolio: http://paultreacy.com
    Blog: http://photohumourist.com

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  2. Mass gathering of the "I'm a photographer, not at terrorist" campaign in Trafalgar Square in central London at 12 noon on Saturday 23rd January, 2010 to protest against anti-terror legislation which impacts photographers. Section 44, or s44, is used by police to stop and search photographers, both amateur and professional. The concern is that it'll impact greatly on the visual historical record of our times.
    A film by Paul Treacy
    http://paultreacy.com
    See also for stills
    http://www.demotix.com/news/228792/im-photographer-not-terrorist

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  3. On "Financial Fools Day", 2009 I followed the demonstrators from London Bridge to the Bank of England as they protested the G20 summit.

    I was wary of the media's hyping of the potential for violence and so I wanted to concentrate on the more festive aspects of the event and so steered clear of the inevitable trouble.

    This kind of reporting is detrimental to the wider public, I feel, as it means that a lot of people who would otherwise wish to join the ranks, would instead avoid it. And that's a shame.

    I used a Flip Mino camcorder mounted on a tiny fig rig and a Nikon D200.

    If you enjoy this film, please tell your friends and colleagues. And tell me too as I'd like some feedback. Video is a new departure for me as a photojournalist.

    Thank you.
    Paul Treacy

    Portfolio: http://paultreacy.com
    Blog: http://photohumourist.com

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  4. For additional information on this project, PLEASE SEE, http://inv.st/4H
    Thank you.

    I am currently preparing to shoot a cinematic documentary on Parkour.

    This short intro shows mostly flips which are more a feature of freerunning rather than parkour but I'm simply getting the ball rolling.

    I hope to gather some in depth interviews from traceurs and traceues on the philosophy of parkour and to capture, in stills and video, the grace and elegance of parkour in its truest form.

    There is a lot of material online showcasing parkour and its practitioners and much of it is very good indeed. However, most of it is filmmed by participants themselves and though it gets to the essence, it often lacks the visual flare and style that a filmmaker can bring.

    Parkour is an extraordinary art form. It is pure poetry in motion. It showcases both the nimbleness of the human body and the complexity of our modern urban environments. I will endeavour to speak to this in my film. I will be shooting throughout 2010. If you are an accompished traceur or traceuse in London and would like to help me make this film, please do drop me a line at photo@paultreacy.com

    For now I will be making this film entirely independently though possibilities of sponsorship will be explored as I progress. I will not have a crew. I will shoot the stills and video myself. Those of you who have met me will know that I work quickly, quietly and unobtrusively. I keep my gear on my person at all times and do not interfere in the enjoyment and practive of the art form.

    I will endeavour to create an interesting acoustic soundscape for this project made up of captured ambient sound, voices of traceurs speaking of their motivations and tailor made music.

    Some stills from this endeavour can be licensed for editorial use at http://paultreacy.demotix.com/news/219502/parkour-london

    Thank you for your time.

    Portfolio: http://paultreacy.com
    Blog: http://photohumourist.com

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  5. © Paul Treacy 2009. Two boys make chalk drawings in Crystal Palace Park in south east London during their summer holidays in 2009.

    This wee film is made up of video and stills and includes short interviews with both of the artists.

    My clips archive at Pond5: http://www.pond5.com/artist/paultreacy
    Portfolio: http://paultreacy.com
    Blog: http://photohumourist.com

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PAUL TREACY

Paul Treacy

Husband. Dad. Photographer. Filmmaker. Humourist. Blogger. Londoner. Irishman.

Portfolio: PAULTREACY.com
Blog: PHOTOHUMOURIST.com

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