Cheap way to do camera crane shots and "flying" for video - Old boom pole + Zhiun Smooth Q Gimbal

I've been testing a cheap way to get "crane" shots using a Zhiun Smooth Q Gimbal and a modified Read more

All that glisters - from the archive...

Three years ago I made 3 online TV programmes about the innovative use of technology in schools. This was a Read more

Last Test before launching the new Video Ed Channel

People who follow this blog regularly will know I frequently post tests from the audio/ video kit I own Read more

BAFTA Young Games Designer Competition at BETT 2017

Another quick Ad Hoc interview with the more interesting smaller stands at #BETT2017. This time with Melissa Phillips of Read more

STEAM EDUCATION at BETT 2017

Another of one of my ad hoc interviews at BETT 2017 - this time with Georgette Yakman at STEAM Read more

BETT 2017 - Globalism

This is the first of several quick and easy to digest video reports as part of the L4L News Read more

BETT 2017

I am filming at BETT this year. I am wearing several hats. One is that of filmaker for various commercial Read more

Finally ready for Monthly Broadcasts

I have been working on a small, home mini-studio for video recording for some years now. I want to be Read more

Michaela - Battle Hymn of the Tiger Teachers Audio on Soundcloud

I recently did a live-streaming job at Michaela Community School - as well as the liveStream and HD Video, Read more

theEDfiles Podcast

I have been heavily involved in launching a new "general" podcast for UK education. It's called theEDFiles and you Read more

Maternity and Paternity Teachers can show the way for everyone on workload

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Excerpt: Today I went to the first MTPT forum This is the first MTPT Project-specific forum, aiming to introduce the project to a variety of stakeholders. I helped stream the session led by Emma Shepperd AKA Maternity Teacher or @MaternityCPD on Twitter. You can see part of the inaugural meeting in the embedded tweet with the Periscope stream below. NB It starts 2.03 minutes in – click on the microphone symbol for sound. LIVE on #Periscope: MTPT Forum 24.10 https://t.co/jbhxqOMLtq — Maternity Teacher (@maternityCPD) October 24, 2016 After the session I asked Emma to give a quick overview of the organisation – here’s the film I…

How to use Twitter’s Moments as a personal newsfeed

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Excerpt: Twitter has just turned on the ability for every user to create their own “Moments” feeds on desktop computers. If you go to your Twitter on a PC and look at your home page you should see the new “Moments” option in the menu. Depending on how it is rolled out you might have to wait a while until you can create one but eventually the ability to post tweets to a stream shows up when you click on your picture on the desktop version (at the time of writing this isn’t possible on mobile). From there you are taken to…

High Quality Streaming to FaceBook live

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Excerpt: With the ability to stream to FaceBook Live comes the opportunity to reach a much bigger audience. I am a bit obsessed with getting really good quality streams for education so I’ve been experimenting over the last few weeks with streaming live to FaceBook. I have an expensive copy of WireCast but I am really waiting for the new MacBook Pros to come out so I can use it in a more portable environment. This setup enables me to have the ability to stream out a very high quality camera and audio for interviews and coverage of events. I can switch in videos…

Birth of Video on the Internet

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Excerpt: In 1994, 22 years ago, my son was born; that year also coincided with the stirrings of the World Wide Web. In those dark days of the mid 90’s – I had only 1 day off for my son’s birth – the day of the birth. It was a home delivery. I remember it well; I spent the morning duck taping plastic sheeting to the floor; it was needed as was the bucket for the placenta. I helped deliver him and cut the cord. The school had Ofsted that day and I had a wry smile knowing what I’d…

How to create simple 360 VR for education.

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Excerpt: Whilst discussing VR and 360 photos / videos on Twitter I got a response from Andy Lewis: @eyebeams @HFletcherWood @miss_mcinerney @nickhassey @htsi @TheFutureCritic I think visiting places of pilgrimage in RE would be excellent.— Andy Lewis (@iTeachRE) September 3, 2016 Well – here’s a quick example of a panorama I took with the DMD Panorama App on an iPhone – it took just a few seconds to take the pic and upload it to the allied App site. And this is an example of the stitched photo uploaded to ThingLink and overlaid with multimedia elements – just pass your cursor over the…