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!!

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?

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

DONT WALK/FLY

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

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 so … Continue reading Get a ‘Grip’ for Yourself!

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

Joby iPhone GorillaPod

Just in case you haven't found anything useful to do with your iPhone and you're looking to give it a new lease of life then you might find this little gizmo interesting. [UPDATE] Please read this review by all means but it has been superseded by a review of the latest Joby products! While this … Continue reading Joby iPhone GorillaPod

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

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)