Machine Combat -- February 12, 2002
A new show
has asked for entries from New Zealand so BIG ENZ have shot new material
and compiled a new video.
in the News -- May 10, 2001
this short article at Engineers
for Social Responsibility. Nice.
This Time -- April 2001
not sucessful in our application this time around. Look out for our 2002
Video on line now -- Friday, March 2, 2001
is the first web movie that I've made. I used the free Real Producer so
you'll need version 8 to view the movie. It's
about 2.8MB and recorded in single ISDN mode. It can be downloaded.
Font and More -- Thursday, February 22, 2001
the text was a little hard to read in places so here we go in new w i
d e o v i s i o n :) I'll put the video up in a week or so. It's actually
on the net in a 19MB quicktime file but that's a bit big. The problem
with putting it into a 2 or 5 MB real format video is getting it into
uncompressed quicktime or avi. In the meantime, I'll put some more stills
Out There -- Monday, February 12, 2001
is already helping students learn. Senior high school students taking
physics and junior students taking technology have viewed the tape as
part of their class work. They had to answer questions about such things
as what the team was doing and what the safety issues were. The class
acted rather surprised when it finished and wanted it to be longer! Well,
this way they could watch it twice, and answer questions in the middle.
the Mail -- Monday, February 5, 2001
forms and video have been sent off with FedEx today. Scheduled to arrive
in England on Wednesday, four working days before the extended deadline!
The whole thing seems to be about 8 minutes and 30 seconds long. The suggested
time is just 5 minutes. Not such a big deal if you're watching just our
video but the guys at RDF media have to watch possibly hundreds! Yikes.
Finished -- Sunday, February 4, 2001
(Keyframe Productions) has done a fantastic job of editing our Scrapheap
Challenge entry so it's all finished! We're going to send it off via courier
and email. Regardless of whether the team is chosen to be on the British
show or not, we've had a simply awesome time putting this together. Our
own mini scrapheap challenge! The team name... the Big ENZ.
Finished -- Saturday, February 3, 2001
we went over to Barry's house today for a 8am start to our filming. I
think we finished about 11am. Our Scrapheap Challenge team then visited
Brett's work and Michael's work to record some 40 second bits of info
about each of them. Later this evening I'll be off to edit it at another
friend's house. How can I sum up the filming? Let's just say it was a
Jan 31, 2001
is that our Scrapheap Dream Team is assembled and ready to go. We are
filming the application video on Saturday and it's looking VERY impressive.
Remember, you heard it here first. The team: Brett, Barry, and Michael.
Here's a quiz for you... what is the real team name? Is it:
Mike and the Mechanics
The Big Endz
The Petrol Heads
FLASH!! -- Scrapheap ALERT! -- Thursday, January 25, 2001
yesterday from Mel at PrimeTV:
had some very exciting news here at Prime. RDF International - the producers
Challenge are interested in a New Zealand team competing in the
fourth series which is due to begin filming in April. Unfortunately
the deadline is very tight - they need applications within the next
two weeks... The first round is in April for one week. Then if you get
through to the next round you will be required to appear in July/August.
the official deadline is just 4 days away!Well, needless to say DeepScience
is putting an application together as we type. Several potential team
members have been collared already. I've watched almost every Scrapheap
episode and our team is looking at least as good as any on TV. These are
not dodgy bodgers... they're the real thing!