Freelance Web Developer: XHTML, CSS, PHP, ASP, Accessibility - Freelance Video Director and Editor: Avid Editor, Programme Maker, Award Winner - 11 Years Industry Experience Based in Plymouth, UK

iRehearse Plus is the extended version of my popular software phrase trainer, iRehearse. It has all of the core features that makes iRehearse great for practicing musicians, but with a mass of new features for the more demanding user.

You can still slow down or speed up audio without changing pitch, and change the pitch without affecting the tempo, but you can now have multiple loops per track. There's also multiple playlists available and Apple Remote compatibility.

Click here for more information about iRehearse Plus.

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iRehearse Released

July 27, 2009 | Category: Miscellaneous | Leave a Comment

I’ve been working on a side project recently to help my guitar playing and also create some handy software at the same time. I’ve produced a guitar phrase trainer that allows all musicians (not only guitarists) to slow down music without changing the pitch, adjust the pitch without changing the tempo, and loop sections of a track so you can practice them easily.

I’ve also setup a new site where I can advertise my software. So anyone interested should check out http://rjvmedia.co.uk.

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New Website

January 12, 2009 | Category: Miscellaneous | Leave a Comment

Well I finally got around to updating my website, so I have a new look for the New Year.  I’ve also arranged a phone number that I can forward to any land line or mobile phone in the world and even to Skype.  It also gives me access to voicemail, so I should be contactable whenever and where ever I am.

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Real Cornish Pasties

December 18, 2008 | Category: Projects | 1 Comment

I’ve just finished a new website for Dashers Pasties Ltd, a cornish pasty retail shop and wholesale supplier in Torpoint.  The site was a design and build from the ground up, with the only stipulation being the text style of the company logo.  The background system is WordPress so the client has full control over their website content.

The pasties are freshly made each day by hand and are produced using all local ingredients.  So if you’re in Torpoint and fancy an excellent pasty, or are having a party you need catering, give Dashers a call.

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Multilingual CMS

December 5, 2008 | Category: Projects | Leave a Comment

I’ve recently been involved in a project to create a multilingual website  for a racing school in Worcestershire (www.angloamericanracing.com).  The brief was to create an XHTML/CSS template from a pre-exisiting Photoshop design, and integrate it into a backend CMS system.  There’s nothing unusual about that, however what made this project different was the requirement that the site and the back-end CMS system had to allow for multiple versions of each page to be stored for multiple languages.

My initial thought was to use Drupal and the multilingual plugin, however checking out the forums it appears that the plugin functionality has been integrated into the Drupal core for the latest release, and things are currently a little broken.  So I had to think of a different approach.  I’ve used the really rather excellent CMS Made Simple many times before, however it does not have multilingual support built in as standard.  There is however a branch available that does add this functionality.

When version 2 of CMSMS becomes available this functionality will be built into the core, however I was pleasently surprised with my experience of the current implementation.  If you don’t mind getting your hands dirty with a little manual MYSQL manipulation, installation is a snap and the overall usability of the system is excellent.

So if anyone is looking for an excellent, open source CMS with multilingual support, I can highly recommend CMS Made Simple.

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Shortlisted for an Award

October 25, 2008 | Category: Awards | Leave a Comment

Little Chefs has been shortlisted for a Royal Television Society award.  The award is for best regional entertainment programme and sees it going head to head with other productions from the Westcountry TV region.  I’m really pleased it was nominated as it is the first time I have directed a full series of programmes for television.

Also nominated is Who Are You Looking At? in the best non-broadcast category. This is a programme produced by Coleridge Productions which I edited and sound dubbed.

Another programme in which I was involved, albeit in a very small way, is also nominated this year. I offline edited several of the location inserts for the programme Gary Rhodes’ Local Food Heroes by Denham Productions.  I really cannot take any credit for this excellent production, however it is good to see it shortlisted!

Good luck to all involved!

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    About

    I am a freelance media professional working in the South West of England. Experienced in television and corporate video direction and editing as well as web development and programming. I have over 11 years experience in the media industry.

    Availability

    I am available for freelance and contract web or video projects. I am based in Plymouth and in easy reach of any of the south west of England, including Bristol, Bath and Swindon as well as locations in Devon and Cornwall.
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    Email: mail@vivash.net

    Phone: 01752 688836

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    Personal Projects

    As well as working as a freelancer, I like to keep myself busy with small personal projects. Recently I have set-up a website to list my projects on. Check out RJV Media.
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