New #Filmmaking Freebies!!

I just added a new Film Making page under the 'freebies' tab above. They are typical of the kinds of resources that I produce for all of my classes and workshops. Mobile Journalism (#MoJo) is at the forefront of democratised media and content production. And with video consumption going through the roof and consumer mobile devices … Continue reading New #Filmmaking Freebies!!

Festival of Museums 2015

This Saturday sees the return of the Festival of Museums (#FoM2015) across Scotland. Last year was brilliant - recreating Victoriana in the McManus, Dundee's Museum and Art Gallery. It's everything that is great about being in a museum late at night with actors bringing historic characters back to life and activities and workshops designed for our guests … Continue reading Festival of Museums 2015

Solar Eclipse 2015 – Dawn Chorus

Happy 'Throwback Thursday'! A few weeks ago the UK experienced a (near) total solar eclipse. I remembered that in 1999 (the previous one) the birds got a little confused… so this time I recorded them! So this is my garden, during the eclipse and the birds with there 'dawn chorus-esque' performance. Not sure if this is an known understood … Continue reading Solar Eclipse 2015 – Dawn Chorus

AudioBoo. AudioBoooom.

  Before and after with AudioBoom. My frustrations with a great platform. Less than two months ago you could have been listening to this Boo on AudioBoom via a Twitter share or an email link. Uninterupted. Today you would need to log into your account or create one if you don't already have one. "Would you like … Continue reading AudioBoo. AudioBoooom.

The Battle of Camperdown House

There's a report in today's Dundee Courier that the A-listed, neo-classical Camperdown House, centrepiece to Camperdown Park, Dundee is not going to be accessible to the public anytime soon. I understand the problems that this must bring to Dundee City Council (DCC). So often cultural projects are criticised for being a waste of money in the face … Continue reading The Battle of Camperdown House

A wide angle on 2014

So here we are, 2015 - the fabled year of Marty McFly's journey into the future. Apart from the blessing that in our universe Jaws sequels didn't see episode 19, the reality of 2015 in the Back to the Future context remains largely underwhelming. No hover boards, no flying Delorean's (no Delorean's of any sort on my … Continue reading A wide angle on 2014

Andy Lowndes – Playlist For Life

I’m all about the creative use of technology and I get particularly excited when creativity and technology together translate to real and meaningful value in someone’s life and Playlist for Life fits into that category. Playlist For Life is based on the very simple truth that people respond to sound - even when almost every other memory or … Continue reading Andy Lowndes – Playlist For Life

Instagram HyperLapse

  A new movie capturing app from photo sharing platform Instagram promises to bring powerful 'steadying' capabilities to your iPhone (and Android phone very soon). Ordinarily steadying or 'anti-shake' software maps every frame in a clip and tracks constant elements to determine the movement of the camera and use that information to fix unwanted movement. This … Continue reading Instagram HyperLapse