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!!

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

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

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

Dementia Diary meet Memory Box

I Met with Memory Box originator Scott Downie this week. It was after tweeting progress of a workshop at Alzheimer's Scotland a few weeks ago that I received a message from Scott informing me of Memory Box and that we should talk. My workshop was focussed on Dementia Diary, an idea formulated through the Scottish … Continue reading Dementia Diary meet Memory Box

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

Post-it Motion

Designers using Post-its is nothing new. It's actually a bit of a cliché. Some would say passé. Presumable those people would be French. Or a tad pretentious. However, I digress. I have, in fact, this past week, been having 'fun' with Post-its. This is what it's all about... What do you think - Extreme Cubism … Continue reading Post-it Motion