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
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.
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)
Well, lets face it, how could Santa possibly do what it is he does over Christmas if he wasn't a Jedi? You may also notice he has a red Lightsaber normally reserved for those over on the dark side. His is actually a festive Green in colour with an antler handle (don't ask) but on this particular assignment he needed to pose as an evil Santa to get close to Santa Maul. At least … [Read more...] about Santa is a Jedi
UPDATE To find out how you can participate in one of these days, check out Storymaking.net ______________________________ From pitching ideas in the office to posting holiday snaps to your favourite social places, we use stories in every area of our lives. To entertain, explain, educate and engage. We are made of stories. Thanks to the Open University I am able to offer a series of free … [Read more...] about Multimedia Storymaking Walks