#MakeSomething

This is what I tell my kids. Usually after I've turned off the wi-fi or taken away the TV or Xbox... "Dad, what can I do?" "Make something!" For seven years now I’ve actively been finding ways to get people creative with the technology that would have had me giddy with excitement when I was … Continue reading #MakeSomething

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!!

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

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

Show and Tell – Add Value with Video

Hey, it's another blog post... I'll pass thanks! No, but wait... this one has a video... maybe I'll stick around..! We're all a little bit impatient when it comes to finding the information we're after - any yet how often have you 'happily/accidentally' lost an afternoon on YouTube? Just me? I doubt it! So, without question, … Continue reading Show and Tell – Add Value with Video

Take Your Time

My last post illustrated how you can use an iPhone or iPad to make simple animations. iMotionHD is the App that I've used for these kinds of projects and workshops. It's amazingly intuitive, powerful frame editing and great options for sharing your completed movie. This morning my little boy needed to make a card for … Continue reading Take Your Time

Getting QReative with World Book Day – part two

So, on Monday I posted about some book reviews I recorded at my local primary school. I took them home, edited them where necessary (not as much as you might think) and posted them to AudioBoo - today some of those codes (the ones posted here) are in the books that they relate to. The … Continue reading Getting QReative with World Book Day – part two

Getting QReative with World Book Day – part one

Thursday 7th March is World Book Day 2013 On this day all sorts of activities are organised across the globe to celebrate 'the book'! One of the events a lot of schools are adopting is the 'Book Swap' where young people bring in a book from home, that they've already read (and presumably recommend…), and … Continue reading Getting QReative with World Book Day – part one

For your iConsideration

I've been delivering workshops over the last few months on capturing and editing digital content on mobile devices. Digital video and photography is nothing new of course, but, in recent years, colour correcting and editing content on the same device has become more than just a domestic option... many devices available to purchase on a … Continue reading For your iConsideration

Digital Imaging on iPad (via AudioBoo)

The images above are on display at Perth Museum and Art Gallery. From left to right, the second, fourth and fifth displays were completed as part of an iPad workshop I led in November 2012 and are exhibited until the end of March. This week some of the young people who took part in the project, … Continue reading Digital Imaging on iPad (via AudioBoo)