Anyone with an interest in DSLR film making will be familiar with Vincent LaForet. He’s the man that broke the whole Canon 5D Mk2 on the world and showed how that incredible little camera can create movies that work with the greats. He tweeted yesterday wbout another ‘game changer’ he’d been working with and if [...]
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Bentley Motors have a fascinating website running right now called Mulsanne Visionaries. It features interviews with a diverse range of people whose vision impacts our world in different ways. This short movie featuring Chinese architect Wang Shu shows that China is perhaps beginning to think less about the next big building project and more about [...]
I always struggled to write a biography page for my website. Mine has had multiple incarnations over the years and in truth, until recently, it wasn’t something I paid a great deal of attention to. With more and more new business arriving via my website and social media channels, I knew I needed something short [...]
The internet shrinks our world as never before. With the ability to instantly access information across the globe, whether it’s checking the opening hours of our favourite bistro, researching technical data from car manufacturers to keeping up with family everywhere, via Skype, Facebook or whatever is your poison. But there’s some strange people out there [...]
If you’re into Porsche, the 911 in particular, you may well have heard of writer and Porsche magazine editor Philip Raby. His passion for the 911 probably surpasses even mine, which is saying something. These days, he’s running his own Porsche consultancy business, supplying advice on buying all types of Porsche in the UK and [...]
Whether you’re fresh out of college or an established freelance writer / photographer / cameraman or any other avenue that relies on your ideas for a result, this is a great video to watch. It’s a presentation by writer Neil Gaiman to a university arts class in 2012. I must thank Chris Jones from Guerilla [...]
I first saw Goldfinger as a small child, thought it was really cool to be allowed to stay up so late. And that was it, I’ve been a Bond fan ever since. The days of double entendre are long gone, along with Roger Moore’s amazing eyebrows. In it’s place, the gritty, tough, Steve McQueen like [...]
As global online writing grows more prominent, as opposed to country-specific traditional print writing, I’m considering the important question of which language to write in. Before you all think I’m incredibly intelligent and multi-lingual, let me just stop you. I’m not. I can speak enough German to avoid being arrested and enough French to buy [...]
So, those of you (and there were a great many) who read my previous post about the Stirling Moss and the Blonde stolen picture may well be wondering what on earth happened after the dust settled. Well here’s the story… Edit – In response to many requests, you can now buy a large format, high [...]
I’ve just finished reading a great PDF download by automotive writer Mel Nichols entitled “Literary and international influences in automotive journalism” He presented the paper last year at Cardiff University. It’s available as a PDF download from this link. In it, Mel tells the timeline of his own career, from a student writer in Tazmania, [...]
Just a very brief post to share this with you. This is a beautiful, short and thought provoking commercial. Far too often, road safety commercials are dictatorial and accusing. This one by TV commercial director Roni Kliener makes the point very well. Glassboy from roni kleiner on Vimeo.
So today, this is a personal post. I’m feeling cross and also depressed. I’m generally a pretty upbeat kind of person, not given very often to the ‘glass half empty’ attitude. Whether I’m working on location or just going about my day to day stuff, I think that life’s too short. I’m a glass half [...]
I haven’t been down the main A1(M) road past Newark the UK for a while, but last week, I was passing on my way to a photo shoot. I expected to see the usual sad sight of the derelict Lightning jet interceptor that’s been sitting there as long as I can remember, but when I [...]
This is a very simple, but strangely moving video. Taking clips we’ve all seen before and using that editing skill that the BBC seem to have a unique handle on, creating a compelling video. Watch this an enjoy the voice of Sir David and the camera work of some of the world’s finest.
Oh dear, it seems that UNISON fell for it. Just at the time of year when Clarkson has another POOWWEERR DVD that needs pushing, they get him on prime time TV and let him lose on his favourite target. And they bit. So today, the union are calling for Clarkson’s arrest for ‘hate crime’, they’re [...]
If you know anything about me, you’ll know that the current genre of reality shows that are flooding our screens globally don’t work for me. I hate this ‘train crash TV’ with a passion, to the point that I rarely watch TV these days. I know, it’s cheap to make, budgets are tight and regardless [...]
This video was originally produced by Penguin Books for internal use. It proved so popular that it was released publically. There’s an awful lot of really exciting things happening in publishing these days and I think the future is very bright for those that embrace the new technologies fully. Watch this all the way through, [...]
I changed my avatar on Twitter this week, just for a change more than anything and I soon got a DM asking what – why – where – when, so here’s a quick blog post. I got a call late last year from 6th Gear director Simon George. If you’re a reader of Evo, you’ll [...]
I was alerted to this short movie about the making of True Grit over on Twitter by Steadicam operator Flelix Forrest and it reminded me of a comment by Sir Michael Caine when he was asked about film remakes, in particular The Italian Job II. “Why remake a film that was done very well the [...]
Juts declared on general release in the UK is this great looking documentary about the work of Lord Norman Foster. Documentary movies inthe UK generally don’t get a great run, so I don’t know if I’ll get the chance to see it on a cinema screen, which will be a shame. There’s some great looking [...]
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