(An early version of this blog post was shared on my newsletter last week) I’ve had these beautifully designed wireless ‘smart’ earbuds for almost two weeks now. I bought them through Kickstarter two years ago. They cost $237 (£143.80) and arrived at the end of January. My initial excitement had somewhat worn off. Back then, in 2014 I felt they were verging on science fiction. Now there are … [Read more...] about The Dash from Bragi
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
In 2008 I visited the Open University campus for the first time. They invited me to Milton Keynes to "Do cool stuff". This was the communication departments way of asking me to experiment with social media. Back then you could call it social media and it sounded fresh and new. As long as a few of the right boxes were ticked, I had free rein to experiment, play and have fun. From popping … [Read more...] about Working with The Open University