Next time I get asked what kind of gear I use to capture stories, I shall link to this page. For a few weeks at least. The gear in the photo enables me to: Record high quality Audio, video and stills / I can shoot with a two camera set up mic-ing up the subject / I can livestream in HD or 360 / Create 360 animated videos / Capture video underwater/ Record a podcast with two people miked up / … [Read more...] about Content Creation Kit (September 2017)
The kit I carry around for my work varies over time. But on the whole, I like to carry everything that enables me to talk, train and document. Tools not toys. This next month sees me speaking at the BBC in London and MojoCon in Dublin. I'll be training and consulting in Chicago and LA and soon after documenting in the wilds of Canada. For public speaking I need projector adapters and a … [Read more...] about What’s In My Kitbag (Early 2015)
I have been using the Solarmonkey Adventurer for around six months now. It normally sits in my office window charging and is often grabbed to take out with me to top up the battery on my iPhone 5 and iPad Mini. I have also been known to hang it in the window on a long haul flight when no seat power is supplied. This is a handy and portable free power solution but I mainly use the panel to solve a … [Read more...] about Solar Powered WiFi Solution Using the Solarmonkey Adventurer
So much for heading off-grid to get some writing done. Who am I kidding? I'm not a writer. I'm a bad typer at best. It's all very well heading out to darkest Norfolk thinking that with fewer online distractions I can work better. But I work in multimedia. I need access to the internet to research. I need access to my online backups and clouds resources. I need to upload.. download.. browse.. … [Read more...] about Off-Grid is for adventure, not work.
If like me you rely on a MiFi (Mobile Wireless Hotspot) to get a decent internet connection both at home and out and about, I highly recommend you get one of these little suckers. If I hang my MiFi in a window, at home or on a train, it can make the difference between a an Edge/3G signal or 'full bars' on HSDPA. You can find a packet of 'suction hooks' in varying sizes in most pound shops. I … [Read more...] about Boost your WiFi for 20p