I always want my workshops to be fun. I want people to learn and enjoy themselves doing it. The group from Stirling Uni were going to enjoy themselves anyway... It was business as usual, making movies on mobile devices but this group took it to another level. It was such a fun day with some really … Continue reading #MadeOnAMobile @ Stirling University
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
2018 hit a high point and it was only March – invited to deliver a #MadeOnAMobile workshop at the National Museum of Scotland! It's fair to say I'm a fan boy when it comes to NMS. It's even in my profile pic on Twitter! The building is stunning, the collection is amazing and entrance is … Continue reading #MadeOnAMobile @ The National Museum of Scotland
I've been to enough workshops to have had that experience where you walk away feeling none the wiser. Yes, there's a great reason for using that software/methodology/process, but I still don't feel confident or skilled enough to do whatever was suggested. So when I designed film making workshop of my own I was adamant that … Continue reading #MadeOnAMobile – what do the people say?
Back in February I delivered two days of training at Technology Management, Wolverhampton in the West Midlands. It gave me an opportunity to stay with my folks for a few days and push mobile film making to the limits for a company used to delivering large scale digital solutions. Central to TecMan's service delivery is … Continue reading #MadeOnAMobile @ TecMan
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!!
What do creative spaces, for the purpose of nurturing innovation, look like? I believe I found one in a corner of the wild West Midlands run by the National Trust. I made a short film about it called Building Better - it's a work in progress but you can see it, and comment, over on … Continue reading Creative Spaces for Building Better
- 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
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