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. ThisContinue reading “Instagram HyperLapse”

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 haveContinue 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 ofContinue reading “Volvo not included – getting creative with iPad”

Digital Storytelling with Fife Young Carers

A what it says on the tin post: Digital Storytelling with Fife Young Carers This started about a month ago. I met up with a group of Young Carers from Fife with the aim of working on posters and other ways of awareness raising and ways of reaching to the ‘hidden carers’ that we knowContinue reading “Digital Storytelling with Fife Young Carers”

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 withContinue reading “Muvi X-Lapse for time lapse panoramics”

X-Men take on Instagram

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, itContinue reading “X-Men take on Instagram”

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 forContinue reading “Visual Storytelling Made Simple: Storehouse for iPad”

Capture. Edit. Share: Film Making on iPad

Over the last few years I’ve been running workshops using iPads; video editing, audio (AudioBoo), animation, image manipulation and more. I can tailor them to young people from 7yrs and up; however I’ve found that there are also a number of adults who would like to know how to use their new devices more creatively.Continue reading “Capture. Edit. Share: Film Making on iPad”

Get a ‘Grip’ for Yourself!

Earlier this years I blogged about a Joby Gorilla tripod and how impressed I was with it. Shortly after that I was directed towards the new range of tri-Pods by someone at Joby themselves. They very kindly sent me a couple of items to try out and having used them for a month or soContinue reading “Get a ‘Grip’ for Yourself!”