RichardCurran

Not so much a stream, but random puddles of consciousness.

Unlike my other blog, Suburbia, this is hopefully more of a thoughtful, personal site.

August 21, 2014 at 11:35pm
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Scotland Yet: a film about independence (FULL MOVIE) from Scotland Yet on Vimeo.

Help support independent Scottish film making by purchasing a DVD of the film: word-power.co.uk/books/scotland-yet-I702811629295/

Scotland Yet is a feature length documentary that takes a radically different approach to the debate on Scottish independence.

Blissfully free of sound bites, politicians and statistics, Scotland Yet examines the sum of several personal stories from across the nation to explore the many reasons why we find ourselves at such an historic impasse.

Filled with remarkable characters and sparkling with collective imagination, vision and humour, this is the story of a society that’s beginning to see itself in a whole new light. From the old to the young, from veteran activists to bold artists, Scotland Yet delves into the past, documents the present and asks poignant questions about Scotland’s future.

This films focuses on the real referendum debate, the one taking place in the streets, homes and communities across Scotland. It documents the most important discussion we have ever had, as democracy, place, what we have here and what we lack, come to the fore.

A coming of age story about a whole society: Scotland Yet is a unique and radical cinematic journey about a country that will never be the same again.

August 10, 2014 at 3:36am
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Mountain biking at Glen Doll from Rick Curran on Vimeo.

A rough cut edit of GoPro footage from a day mountain biking at Glen Doll, Scotland on Saturday 9th August 2014..

July 31, 2014 at 12:25am
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The San Juans. Proven Here. from Yeti Cycles on Vimeo.

In late fall, we traveled to the high elevations of the San Juan mountains to explore the vast range and to test out our prototype suspension platform. Our trip took us to the southwest part of Colorado because the San Juan’s contain some of the most rugged terrain in Colorado and offer a loose network of trails — some fully developed, others just old mining paths filtering down the mountainside.

Fall in the Rockies is always epic, but the weather is variable. We encountered freezing temps and snow, but were rewarded with fresh loam and peak colors. In the end, after the trails were explored, weather was endured, flat tires were fixed, and a few beers were drunk, we found out what works and what doesn’t. Excursions like this are part of the feedback loop necessary to fully develop our suspension designs. SB5 Carbon & The San Juan’s. Proven Here.

SB5 Carbon x Switch Infinity: yeticycles.com/#/bikes/sb5c

Cinematography By: Craig Grant
Directed and Edited By: Craig Grant

Original Music: Ajay Bhattacharyya
Sound Design: Keith White

Rider: Joey Schusler

#YetiCycles #ProvenHere

July 30, 2014 at 11:58pm
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BikePark Wales, Summer Fun - GoPro Chest Mount from Ben Dunster on Vimeo.

BikePark Wales is great at all times of the year, but I think it’s always better in the sun. This was filmed on a Friday at BPW and was pretty quiet. The trails filmed are Vicious Valley (Red), Blue Belle (Blue), Sixtapod (Blue), Locomotion (Red) and Willy Waver (Blue). They are so fun as they flow really nicely with many small jumps along the way. The bike is a Nukeproof Mega TR 275 Comp.

Camera: GoPro Hero 2, 960p 30fps. Stretched to 16:9 in GoPro Studio with 4x3 to wide effect.

Music: Up and Away - CMA
soundcloud.com/cma-music
This song is licensed under a Creative Commons License.

July 20, 2014 at 7:42pm
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Megavalanche Front row action from Pump Battle Events on Vimeo.

Do you want to know how it feels to be on the front row of a Enduro mass start event like the Megavalanche?
Joost Wichman, former 4X MTB World Champion shot this GoPro footage from the front row of the 2014 Megavalanche.
Enjoy watching 600 freaks chasing him down the Pic Blanc Glacier!

July 1, 2014 at 11:23pm
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Keep Skateistan Rolling in 2014 - Madina’s Story (Afghanistan) from Skateistan on Vimeo.

Things are changing in Afghanistan. Help Skateistan continue to empower Afghan youth like Madina, and Keep Skateistan Rolling. This July we’re aiming to raise $20,000 USD and we need your help!

skateistan.org/ksr

16-year-old Madina is one of Afghanistan’s most talented skaters. Starting out in Skateistan’s creative arts and skateboarding program, Madina began as a student but has quickly become an excellent female role model and an inspiring teacher.

Only 13% of Afghan women can read, and over 70 000 Afghan children work in the streets daily to support their families.

Since joining Skateistan, Madina has gone from ordinary Afghan girl to a TEDx speaker. In 2014 she represented Afghanistan at UN Habitat’s World Urban Forum in 2014 - her first time leaving her country.

Help us Keep Skateistan Rolling, and continue to offer leadership opportunities to the youth of Afghanistan, Cambodia, and South Africa through skateboarding.

June 27, 2014 at 1:17am
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iPhone view of 2013 from Rick Curran on Vimeo.

All images either taken directly with my iPhone or copied onto it from my GoPro in 2013 then compiled together into four minutes and thirty-four seconds.

Previous years:
2012: vimeo.com/56812998
2011: vimeo.com/35324681
2010: vimeo.com/35710325

Music:
The music track is used under license via audiosocket.com:
Artist: Dave Pezzner (Audiosocket Track #27008)
Track Name: chip chop chip
URL: audiosocket.com/music/share-track/27008

June 1, 2014 at 12:06am
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Easy Gully Worlds slowest moving Avalanche May 31st 2014 from Back Corries on Vimeo.

Worlds slowest moving avalanche triggered on entry in Easy Gully, Scotland.

April 11, 2014 at 4:35pm
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ROLL IN 4: Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi 2014 - The Recap from Frontside Events on Vimeo.

4:30pm
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ROLL IN 3: Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi 2014 - Highlights from Frontside Events on Vimeo.

4:23pm
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ROLL IN 2: Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi 2014 - Hanging with Tony Hawk from Frontside Events on Vimeo.

4:22pm
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ROLL IN 1: Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi 2014 — THE PARTY BEGINS from Frontside Events on Vimeo.

4:12pm
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Heli Skiing in Alaska February 2014 (Majestic Heli Ski) from Michael Burgess on Vimeo.

Majestic Heli Ski
Chugach Mountain Range
3 Day Trip

GoPro 3+ 1080 (60 FPS)

Music:

RAZ-High all the Time - Tove lo (Raz Re-edit)

soundcloud.com/kingsizeraz/high-all-the-time-raz-remix

September 1, 2011 at 11:16am
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How to install an SSL certificate on Plesk 9.5.4 (without going completely nuts) →

I just had to set up an SSL certificate for a client site and encountered really poor documentation trying to get it up and running. Whether the documentation was just presuming some other prior…

May 30, 2011 at 10:15pm
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