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
Fun times were had at The McManus, Dundee's Museum and Art Gallery last Saturday evening (17 May) as we presented Victoriana Dundee as part of the Festival of Museums. The Museum, opened late for a special evening and, with the help of Artemis Scotland, brought Victorian Dundee to life once more as the various galleries … Continue reading Instagram Victoriana
Do you remember when taking a selfie meant using the tiny convex silver blob on the back of your phone as a guide? Well, the 'selfie' is so common place now that at the end of 2013 'Selfie' was named word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries and even the Pope was in on the … Continue reading Death of the Selfie?
I really didn't have to think too long about this purchase. I love making time-lapse films and iMotionHD is one of my most used apps on both the iPhone and iPad. Time lapse is a fascinating filming technique. It's the perfect tool for: Establishing shots (how else could you make a conference-room filling up with … Continue reading Muvi X-Lapse for time lapse panoramics
The McManus (Dundee’s Museum and Art Gallery) was host to a ‘continuing professional development’ (CPD) session last night. Organised by Angus Arts Co-ordinator Pauline Meikleham, artists and teachers from Angus Council came along to hear about the McManus creative learning programme, the Youth Action Group and the ‘Sense of Place’ project/exhibition (closes Friday, so hurry!). … Continue reading My kind of CPD!
Regardless of what some might say about Instagram, Facebook were sufficiently interested to pay $1Billion for an 18 month old company that had no financial revenue - it didn't even have a financial model (free to download, free to post, no ads)! While it was clear that Facebook was paying for the 'engaged' community, it … Continue reading X-Men take on Instagram
Did you know that the very first version of Instagram (Burbn) was intended as a ‘Swiss army knife’ of an app… kitchen sink included. As development progressed went on, Kevin Systrom and his team stripped out feature after feature to arrive at the simple (but effective) photo sharing app that subsequently sold to Facebook for … Continue reading Visual Storytelling Made Simple: Storehouse for iPad
Having worked on the Living Communities project in Perth I was keen to carve out a deeper 'educational-digital-projects-that-are-not-dull' kind of niche for myself. Working in Perth Museum and Art Gallery was a great experience. I love museums. And engaging kids with content and spaces, that are both often perceived as 'dull', is a thrill. So, 18 … Continue reading Sense of Place – part one
It's never easy, coming up with new and interesting things to do with your pumpkins! So if you're still wondering what to do what could be more appropriate than a touch of the 'dark side'? Download you Pumpkin stencils here - the file includes Darth Vader, a Stormtrooper, Boba/Jango Fett and Jabb the Hut. … Continue reading Use the stencil Luke
I hadn't done much Photoshop work for a while having adopted Snapseed on my iPad and phone for most colour correction and editing. But I've been thinking about what my next 'Fly' avatar might be and while running through town in the rain on Thursday I had an uncomfortably wet stop at a road crossing. … Continue reading DONT WALK/FLY