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)
If Apple are set on removing the minijack from their phones then some folks are going to be a bit miffed. I’m hoping it’s just because the minijack is really old (circa 1878) and not just because they want to make the phone thinner. Personally I’d be happier with a fatter phone containing a bigger battery. I have around eight mics that rely on a minijack connectors. That said, I imagine … [Read more...] about Shure MV88 Condenser Microphone for iOS Review
This time next week I’ll be at The Mobile Journalism Conference ‘MoJoCon’ in Dublin. The 2015 event was the first and a highlight of my year. This year is again sold out with some big names in the world of networked reporting and filmmaking. It’s a place for mobile story builders to meet the like-minded. To share on and off the record. To hone their workflows. I’m always fascinated at the … [Read more...] about What’s in my kitbag (Spring 2016)
I’ve had this camera for less than a week. Sent to me on loan from Ricoh, I’m madly trying to get my head around it before I have to send it back. This blog post consists of a short review, my first impressions and of course my unadulterated opinion. There are so many possibilities. Although simple to operate, I’m still climbing a steep learning curve. Especially when it comes to workflow. … [Read more...] about Ricoh Theta S Review
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?