Velbon Ultra Stick L50 (Quick look)

Me with the GH1 on the Velbon Ultra Pod

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 […]

A Multimedia Storymaking Walk in Cambridge

OU_MSW in the snow

Despite the weather warnings, cancelled trains and chaotic roads the first Multimedia Storymaking Walk was a great success. Kudos to those who made it into Cambridge and spent time with me as we discussed digital story making techniques and had a look at some of the hardware, apps and methodology.  It was a lot of […]

The iPad Mini (a mini review)

iPad Mini

[Disclaimer] I will be talking a lot about Apple products during this review. I have a lot of them and if these apps and tools I have become accustomed too existed on other devices, I’d be sure to be purchasing outside the Apple brand. I have no loyalty to Apple other than their expensive tools […]

Video Blogging For Dell at IFA 2012 Berlin

@BennyCrime Edits

The five days in Berlin happened amongst a whirlwind of other assignments I was doing in and around Europe. In fact I am only finding the time to reflect now. I traveled out to Germany with Ben James, aka @BennyCrime. It’s not the first time we’ve worked together. I hired Ben to edit a project […]

The Noises on the Roof


I am currently in the process of updating a couple of Mobile Media Making courses. I’m running a number of courses in various locations over the next few weeks. This means I have to play and experiment with apps that have either been updated, or that I’ve not used for a while. Those that follow […]

Spam After Death

A tribute video to Craig Manganello

I woke this morning to a direct message from an old friend. Not unusual in itself but this old friend @CraigManganello has been dead for 1,384 days. Craig was a musician, artist and original member of Seesmic video. An online community like no other. Craig touched many people’s hearts and minds. He rarely left the […]

Video on the Fujifilm X100

I’m loving the Fujifilm X100 for image making. It has a great sized sensor in a beautifully well made, retro-styled body. It does have its issues though. It is sluggish when taking multiple raw photos and its manual focusing is fiddly. They are not really issues that concern my use though, and I feel most […]

The Lost Podcasts – Number 41

I found a folder of old recordings. I may start rummaging through them in order to upload some with more context and history. They remind me of a time when I spent longer in the story. Taking the time to listen & create. I still create long form media but rarely get asked for the […]

Five Tips For Successful Online Video

I’ll be in Dublin on 15th February running a course on how to make effective video for the web. I’m not sure how many places are left but if you are interested book your place here or give Evelyn from MediaContact.ie a shout on 01 473 2050

If these walls could speak

moving_home.mp4 Watch on Posterous It’s been five years since I last moved home and the amount of junk/stuff/things that has grown somewhat. All going well, the move date will be around the 15th. Nothing is confirmed in stone yet but we have to go through the motions or it will never get done. I plan […]