As you may have noticed, posts here have been scarce as I live mostly in my weekly dispatch/newsletter on Documentally.net. If you subscribe there (it's free) you would have seen a version of the flowing info already. For those yet to subscribe I’ve been helping my Dad and his wife Lesley out in Wales. Just shooting some phone video to assist them with their small company selling wool duvets. … [Read more...] about Storymaking tools (March 2023)
Zoom F2 Field Recorder Test
An audio recording and my thoughts... Are you ready to disengage from your frenzied day with 45 minutes of audio actuality? The audio below is recorded with the Zoom F2 field recorder. Wanting to kill two birds with one stone, I turned on the mic, jumped in the car and went shopping. At the end of the trip I had two files (you will know why there’s two when you … [Read more...] about Zoom F2 Field Recorder Test
Reasons to pay for content
All freelancers have gaps between projects. Some bigger than others. If you're a freelancer I imagine you know these well. You attempt to save a buffer of cash to pay the bills in anticipation for these times. But it can only take an unexpected cost to throw a spanner in the works and have you a little more flustered than normal. Thanks to some advice from one of my mentors, the late Graham … [Read more...] about Reasons to pay for content
This is me 25 years ago today.
I was 19 years old. Curious and adrift. No thoughts for the future. I would never have imagined that twenty five years later, to the day, I’d be alive. Let alone pondering that moment. Stood on the platform of Rugby train station with Dave. Armed with Inter-Rail tickets we were off to explore Europe by train. No plans, a bit of cash and no clue as to what was in store. I kept a journal. … [Read more...] about This is me 25 years ago today.
Velbon Ultra Stick L50 (Quick look)
I have a selection of supports for my camera gear. All shapes and sizes, for all kinds of uses. Tripods that rarely see the light of day, monopods that for some reason have three legs but are still called monopods and those overpriced pocketable types with the flexible legs that flex to pieces. I wanted to get back to basics and find a simple aluminium monopod that suited my uses. I feel the … [Read more...] about Velbon Ultra Stick L50 (Quick look)