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Cheap way to do camera crane shots and “flying” for video – Old boom pole + Zhiun Smooth Q Gimbal

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I’ve been testing a cheap way to get “crane” shots using a Zhiun Smooth Q Gimbal and a modified old boom pole – here’s the result. This is probably the cheapest way I know to get shots like this on the fly. Carefully thought out and shot with adequate lighting and white balance it could help any student film look that bit more professional. I was also using the MikMe wireless mic for the audio for the first time. It …

All that glisters – from the archive…

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Three years ago I made 3 online TV programmes about the innovative use of technology in schools. This was a small subsection of programme no 3. At the time this was a fairly groundbreaking project. Since that time a lot of teachers of more traditional tastes have disparaged projects like this as a waste of time and resources with no “evidence” of their efficacy. I disagree – I think projects, if carefully structured can widen the curriculum and bring a rich …

Last Test before launching the new Video Ed Channel

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People who follow this blog regularly will know I frequently post tests from the audio/ video kit I own and keep promising to launch a new Video Ed News channel. Inbetween commercial filming jobs I constantly learn about new filming and post production techniques and tweak them until I’m satisfied with one particular area of production and then I can feel I can move forward. Recently I’ve been experimenting with fairly low level point and shoot cameras. I have much …

BAFTA Young Games Designer Competition at BETT 2017

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Another quick Ad Hoc interview with the more interesting smaller stands at #BETT2017. This time with Melissa Phillips of The Bafta Young Games Designer Awards Competition.

STEAM EDUCATION at BETT 2017

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Another of one of my ad hoc interviews at BETT 2017 – this time with Georgette Yakman at STEAM education

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