A Modest Proposal

Multimedia Resources by Teacher Communities Here is a modest proposal I'm making to DFE and the Chartered College of Teaching. Read more

Some advice for Teachers new to Twitter in the new term

Everyone seems to be writing a blog on different aspects of advice for new teachers. Here's some for a Read more

Getting ready to launch a Twitter broadcast season

BUILDING A STUDIO Over the last few months and years I've been testing and building a small TV studio to Read more

Update on Professional Video Streaming through Twitter

This morning I finally cracked it. Good Video and superb audio with camera switching. I have been working on Read more

Video livestreaming through Wirecast to Persicope and out to Twitter

After a 7 month break, I've been working on being able to make quick video posts out through Twitter Read more

360 test

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We launch Mikeybot on Kickstarter

Together with a few colleagues I have launched a Kickstarter campaign > theMikeybot. This is a simple, cheap, wireless drawing Read more

Online resource for students

I don't get much mail through this site but recently a reader wanted to point out a resource for Read more

Pre-filming tests for documentary

I'm pretty close to the look I want for a documentary I'm going to make on the state of Read more

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

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…

Control Filmic Pro remotely with Filmic Remote – quick test.

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Excerpt: The people over at Filmic Pro have re-released the Filmic Remote app. This allows you to control filming on one device from another across bluetooth or a network. Here’s a quick test where I control my iPad Pro camera using the app on my iPhone. As you can see (despite all the ear hairs!) I can zoom in and turn on the light on the iPad and focus and change White Balance remotely. I’ll be using this as one of the ways to get up and running with regular videos in the future. And here’s a higher quality 4K test with digital broadcast…