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Handmade Film Making course is back next week from July 16th. The 10 day course is a guide to shooting and editing video into Day In The Life films, all on your mobile phone. There are tips & tricks for shooting with your phone, including playing...

This past month has been a struggle… feeling tired, unmotivated and riding the emotional rollercoaster thanks to hormones and everything happening in the world. I haven’t really felt like creating, which is unusual for me, but some days I did grab a clip or two of...

A "Memory Postcard" film is a compilation of one second clips to spark memories of that time. I named this type of film “Memory Postcards” because each one second clip felt like a snapshot of that particular moment in time, almost like sending a postcard to...

One of the questions I get asked a lot is - What equipment or tripod do I use to shoot video clips or Stop Motion from overhead? I’m happy to share what I use now, but don’t believe you need lots of equipment to hold your...

Just wrapped up the May session of my online course - Handmade Film Making. This was the third time to run it during the Coronavirus pandemic. I’ve seen in previous sessions it’s been such a tonic to have that daily creative focus. Participants have a...

 I like to join in each time the Handmade Film Making course runs, but I was concerned about the latest session in May because we were still in lockdown and I’d already made films in March and April while Staying Home. I wasn’t sure I...

Quite behind with my 50 places project. Not surprising considering most of this year has been spent at home. 2020 was supposed to be different, there were quite a few new destinations in the diary but they’ve all been cancelled because of the pandemic. But I...

I'm always getting questions about my bike & its basket and how do I shoot video while riding it?. So I thought I'd share everything here. The bike is a Birdie by Bobbin Bikes. It has three gears which is fine for me. It’s also not...