I delivered a TED talk at TEDx Royal Tunbridge Wells on the subject of How Street Wisdom Changed My Life. If you are interested, more information on the rather wonderful Street Wisdom can also be found here.
20th May 2018
11th May 2018
At 50 million views and counting, This Is America from Childish Gambino has struck a chord with audiences all over the world. In Creative Review, Rob Turner (Lecturer in 20th and 21st-Century Literature at the University of Exeter) examines the many political and cultural layers that lie within the video. ‘As a short film, This Is America is sharp as hell, and it holds its own alongside a spate of violent fantasies imagining life after Obama.’
4th May 2018
Google’s first VR doodle (this week), honours French illusionist director and ‘father of special effects’ Georges Méliès. Georges was also featured in a very good (but relatively unknown ) family film – Hugo, by Martin Scorsese. From the pic, here is the Georges Méliès Tribute Scene.
29th April 2018
Videographer Duncan Sinfield says “it’s only a matter of time until the campus becomes shut-off to drones completely.” This could be the last drone video flyover of Apple Park.
21st April 2018
And finally, the Walmart Yodelling Boy, Mason Ramsey, proves a big hit on the Ellen show.
14th April 2018
Golly. From National Geographic : In 2015, motorcyclist Robert Jan van der Kaaij kicked off a three-month solo ride from the Netherlands to India, taking on the tallest mountains on Earth. Don’t look down….
Always worth revisiting Simone Giertz . The Queen of Shi**y Robots
31st March 2018
This wonderful and powerful animated film from Dementia UK, uses the visual imagery of a stormy ocean to depict the challenge of connecting with a loved one who is living with dementia.
24th March 2018
In the world of box sets, binge viewing and over extended drama series, here is nice reminder that there is only ever a small line between comedy and tragedy, the ridiculous and the rational. This trailer recut of ‘Monty Python and The Holy Grail’ as a serious historical drama, works way too well.
18th March 2018
From Creative Review. ‘The BBC has returned to Lou Reed’s classic song Perfect Day to promote its broadcasting, this time using the track to emphasise the diversity of content shown on BBC Three.’