2018 has been a whirlwind of increased demand for workshops precisely at a time when I decided to demonstrate the power of mobile film making with an hour long documentary – captured, edited and shared from a single iPad. So I took a few hours recently to put a short film together to encapsulate what … Continue reading #MadeOnAMobile – what’s it all about?
I've been following Documentally (aka Christian Payne) ever since a mobile network provider gave him the challenge of hitching from Lands End to John O'Groats with nothing but a handful of prepaid sim cards. This would have been 2009-ish and the very early days of social media. However, using Twitter and whatever other social platforms … Continue reading Open Close Movie with @Documentally Live in Newcastle
Mobile film making is fine for making social media shorts – but what about a full length feature? Sean Baker, Michel Gondry, Steven Soderbergh – all of them Hollywood directors who have made films using an iPhone camera for a cinematic release. None of them, however, edited their films using the same device. "The enemy … Continue reading Open Close Movie is #MadeOnAMobile
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!!
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
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
- I’ve started another movie project. It's not finished yet, so I wanted to tell you a bit about it but also give you a few tips if you’re interested in doing more mobile movie making yourself. This project is time consuming - quite literally time consuming. I love time lapse photography. With analogue photography it was … Continue reading House of Cards Timelapse project
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
Reflecting on backpacking with kids - would we do it again?!.
If you like Star Wars I think you'll like this. If you like the bagpipes then you may like this too. If you like both then you'd better sit down...