I have started a newsletter. I've been thinking about it for a while. An experiment for now. I'm not the last one to do this but I cant be that far off. I figured I'd better have a go at writing one before it's just robots doing it. I only subscribe to a select few myself but I read them all. Even the one that's only 10% interesting. My pilot newsletter, #000 went out to 39 inboxes. … [Read more...] about Backchannel
I never intended to bolt a load of crap to my camera for video blogging. I didn't see the point. For me the phone meant simple, lightweight, always ready image grabbing. Back in the day the add-ons weighed a ton and bulked your phone up so much you may as well have taken an SLR out. Also the best clips I grabbed were impromptu captures. Snatches of passing moments. A reach for the pocket, … [Read more...] about Who needs a video rig for the iPhone?
For many discerning content creators the vertical vs landscape video conversation is still raging. Some are happy to digest content as it’s delivered. Others are vocal in their frustrations. When faced with the trend to shoot video in an upright format, some foreheads are slapped. Angry mumblings mumbled. I hesitate to use any video capture app that does not favour landscape over … [Read more...] about Landscape Vs Portrait Video
The Røde VideoMic Me is a mini shotgun mic and the latest mobile friendly microphone from Røde. There are many small microphones that will plug into the TRRS jack of a mobile device. But up until I tried the VideoMicro I’d not found one I was happy to carry with me every day. The specs of the VideoMic Me are pretty much identical to the VideoMicro. They both use the same cardioid … [Read more...] about Røde VideoMic Me Review
On the 9th of October I made a last minute decision to cross the channel and visit the migrant camp in Calais. Although only there for a few hours I was able to explore the living conditions and speak with a few of the Migrants and Refugees. The Storify embedded below is a summery of some of the captured conversations. The original plan was for me to head into Calais and follow a group … [Read more...] about An Afternoon in The Jungle