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)
Shure MV88 Condenser Microphone for iOS Review
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
What’s in my kitbag (Spring 2016)
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)
Ricoh Theta S Review
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
Who needs a video rig for the iPhone?
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?