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

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?

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, it … Continue 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 for … Continue reading Visual Storytelling Made Simple: Storehouse for iPad

Totally Recall

Philip K Dick already had some ideas up his sleeve on memories and what 'they really mean' when he wrote 'We can Remember It For You Wholesale' which later became Paul Verhoven's 1990 movie Total Recall. (Remade in 2012 lest we forget!) In the vein of my blog post from last summer 'Is anyone Watching?' … Continue reading Totally Recall

Brian Cox (The Dundee Actor) talking about his experiences as a boy with the cinema as ‘child care’!

Storify, Storify Storify

Storify is fantastic. That's all you need to know. Storify exists simply for you to gather, or craft, a narrative from snippets of social media channels. The likes of Twitter, Instagram, Faceook, etc, are already in the business of providing a means of telling a story but they are rigid streams of information and the … Continue reading Storify, Storify Storify