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.
16th July 2018
14th July 2018
A really nice piece and change in strategic direction from Dollar Shave Club. ‘The cornerstone of the campaign is a three minute, 39-second-long video that sees a number of men (and women) going about their own getting ready routines, each of their bathrooms positioned on a soundstage, massive overhead lights flicking on and off throughout —with Sammy Davis Jr.’s classic tune “I’ve Gotta Be Me” playing in the background.’
7th July 2018
In the field of political advertising, this video piece is pretty inspirational. ‘My whole life has been about opening, pushing, and sometimes kicking through every door in my way. Ready for a Congress that opens doors for Americans instead of slamming them in our faces? Vote MJ Hegar for Texas.’
30th June 2018
A 10 minute time-lapse of a 30-day nautical journey including the Red Sea — Gulf of Aden — Indian Ocean — Colombo — Malacca Strait — Singapore — South East China Sea — and Hong Kong. Best experienced with the music turned up and if you are looking for storms, check in at 4.09.
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