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!!

House of Cards Timelapse project

- 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

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

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

Instagram Victoriana

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

One Day Digital with Nesta

It was One Day Digital at Glasgow University on Saturday. Organised by Nesta UK I was invited to provide a workshop to enable Primary Teachers some basic understanding on how they might use iPads for creative projects in their classrooms. I set the scene here. My approach was a combination of showcasing projects I have … Continue reading One Day Digital with Nesta

Volvo not included – getting creative with iPad

This Saturday at Glasgow University I’m hosting a Digital Media class using iPads at Nesta’s One Day Digital event for primary school teachers. The focus will, quite honestly, be my eleven year old self’s wish list of school holiday activities… film-making and editing, animation, audio recording, image manipulation and sharing them. To do all of … Continue reading Volvo not included – getting creative with iPad

Death of the Selfie?

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?

Muvi X-Lapse for time lapse panoramics

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

Visual Storytelling Made Simple: Storehouse for iPad

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