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

DeepGram. AI and Deep learning for speech recognition and Transcription services.

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Excerpt: The Californian company DeepGram is a Web audio search tool that lets you browse and index audio and video files for key words. DeepGram uses AI and deep learning to perform speech recognition and also has a mechanism for automatic speech-to-text transcription. The better your recording, the more precise the search – just type the word in and it jumps to all the places where that word is spoken. This 30-minute interview with Donald Clark about Virtual Reality in Education was amazingly good at picking up every instance of Education in the file. It wasn’t that great at transcription but I can see that…

The resurgence of VR – will this be a reality in 5 years?

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Excerpt: What you see here, above, is a “Virtual” Conference environment I built in 2009 on the  Second Life platform. It was used regularly and it performed pretty well. The idea was to supply conference facilities for teachers who would come in as Avatars – i.e. people in Virtual personas. The screens could show powerpoints – the giant TVs could show video on-demand.  Wherever you sat in the environment you had a perfect view of the screen or avatar that was talking at any one point. Your avatar could sit in one of those pods and share documents and files with anyone in the “virtual”…

Welcome video to my new course – Building a video unit for your school

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My new FREE! course “Building a Video Unit for Your School” starts today. Here’s the intro video: If you want to sign up for the 9 week course (all entirely free) – please go here and enter your details: bit.ly/L4L_course_1 and you will be enrolled. If you are enrolled just click on the word “COURSES” at the bottom of the menu on the left or go right here: http://l4lcourses.co.uk/

TeachMeet Archive

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Excerpt: Over the years, I’ve made a lot of videos of TeachMeets and other educational Tech Events. Unfortunately a lot of the films I uploaded online to my, now defunct, Blip.TV channel, were flushed out of the system when Disney took over that enterprise. Yes, they did send me a few emails to tell me to download content before they closed my account but this was when my father was gravely ill a few years back and I was caring for him full time. So I lost the lot. However I do still have the old miniDV tapes from those video recorders….

More Light – Portable Video Unit for Schools Course Taster

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This is a brief video showing how fill-in lighting can be useful in a video. I show the use of a cheap video light – the Neweer Vpad 150 dimmable light and also announce a new free course through L4L.

You can buy this light through the links below. Neewer® Vpad-150 144 Pieces LED Dimmable Ultra Thin Panel On-camera Video Light for Canon Nikon Pentax Olympus Samsung JVC DSLR Cameras DV Camcorders

You can sign up for the course (it’s free but only 40 places available) here: http://bit.ly/L4L_course_1