When we are so focused on video resolution, colour balance, framing and composition it's easy to over look the audio. But never underestimate the importance of high quality audio in your video projects. Grainy or shaky footage can be seen as a dynamic feature of your video. Distorted audio could ruin it. It's not difficult to capture crisp clear audio though. Here are a few … [Read more...] about Five tips for better audio in your video projects.
Roger Moore never said 'Vodka martini, shaken not stirred" in any of his seven James Bond films. I've always liked dry martinis stirred but I'm willing to try anything once. While looking for a recipe for a dry martini I stumbled across an article from 2015 where Roger Moore explained his preferred recipe. You start with swilling a martini glass with an eggcup measure of the dry … [Read more...] about How to make the Perfect Martini (According to Roger Moore)
You don't need another bag. No really. You probably have loads. But if for some reason you do need something smaller than your standard 'Every Day Carry', and you want to buy something you can pass down for generations, it might be worth looking at what Tom Bihn has to offer. I'd say try to buy second hand on eBay but people barely let go of them. It's no secret that I'm a fan of Tom Bihn's … [Read more...] about Pack less and document more – My latest EDC the Tom Bihn Pilot
This is my new favourite gadget. The Pro-Ject VC-S record cleaner. I got it from Henley Designs and for £299 it handles like a serious industrial cleaning machine. The silver arm you can see in the photo both sucks up the debris and also dries the record in the time it takes for a full revolution. It's nosy for a few seconds but there's a hell of a lot of suction power. Your vinyl is ready to … [Read more...] about The Pro-Ject VC-S Vinyl Record Cleaner
There's been eight newsletters since my last blog post. If you subscribe to my newsletter you will have recently read me wondering how I might manage without my iPhone and Apple Watch for a week. The more my mobile devices can do, the more they seem to want me to do. I was considering a dumb phone to try and experience 7 days with fewer distractions. Yes it's a drastic step when all I … [Read more...] about Rebalancing my relationship with technology