Vertical video

I used to run video workshops in regional newsrooms where I sternly told reporters never to shoot video vertically with their smartphones. Though I'd still encourage those particular reporter to shoot in landscape I've since changed my stance significantly. There's certainly a place for vertical video now that a good…

Implanted devices and broken cameras

I officially finished my last shift at APN Australian Regional Media in mid-August, but, I published my last work with the company yesterday. [caption id="attachment_275" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] My feature as it appeared in Australian Regional Media's Weekend magazine.[/caption] Late last year a friend contacted me and asked me if I…

Me, me, me

A Redditor recently put out an offer to create images of other people for free so he could expand his portfolio. I said 'yes please' and you can see the result below or on my main Twitter account. And, my brother recently took this video of me standing at the…

Panoramas

I probably love and appreciate the panorama function on the iPhone more than most people. Back in the early noughties I used to painstakingly stitch individual photos together using an early version of Photoshop. The results are far from perfect, but I thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience. Yes, Trevis is…

The art of the interview

Before I formally studied journalism I hacked my own DIY journalism course by seeking out mentors, reading through online forums and cobbling together a library from the reading lists of journalism courses across the world. I'd then purchase the books on Amazon, read them from cover to cover and then…
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