Tuesday, 17 April 2012

CNET Create Week!

I recorded this interview with Joe from CNET just last week, some practical know-how about portable cinema, check it out...


Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Old fashioned 'Kino' films for smartphones!

Love the look of your ol' fashioned family films shot on 8mm film? Check out what the guys at the Lomography Shop have found for us all to enjoy... a LomoKinoscope (together with a LomoKino) simply slides around your phone, and by turning the crank handle you'll digitize good old film-style movies via the video record function on your phone! (Apparently if even adds the clicking sounds of the shutter)

To see the full package, follow this link to the lomography shop page and check out this uber cool bit of kit for any iPhone or smartphone!


Sunday, 8 January 2012

iPhone Panorama Lens

This one's simply amazing, I'm still trying to figure it out. This lens attachment will allow you to create a 360 degree, panoramic & virtual interactive video, you must watch the sample videos to see what it can do. Thanks again to the guys at Photo JoJo for finding this gem!

Buy the The Dot iPhone Panorama Lens at the Photojojo Store!

Thursday, 15 December 2011

6 Pocket Filmmaking tips for this Christmas!

Want to improve your family films over the festive season? Check out my top 6 tips for snapping on your cell phone, to help you make some mobile movie magic to impress your family & friends!

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Feature film 'Olive' shot entirely on a Nokia N8!

A full-length feature film titled Olive and shot on the Nokia N8 aims to become the first smartphone movie to be shown in theatres.
Olive was independently financed and has been posted on Kickstarter in the hopes of raising enough money to get it shown in more than 2,000 theatres across the US. It was shot with a Nokia N8, with a 35mm lens attached to it to give it a shallow depth of field.
The film is about a young girl that goes into the lives of three people and changes them without saying a word.
It stars Gena Rowlands, John Scurti, Chris Maher and Ruby Alexander. Mark Zuckerberg’s sister and former Facebook employee Randi Zuckerberg.
The movie was directed by Hooman Khalili, who also wants to submit the film to be in the running for an Oscar.
Full story: http://www.siliconrepublic.com/digital-life/item/24767-full-length-film-olive/

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Introducing the iPhone (rotary) lens dial!

Check this one... an aluminium case complete with very retro trio dial of lenses, featuring  Fisheye, Wide Angle and Telephoto lenses. You can order it from the good folks at PhotoJojo, or check out the photos and write up here...

Buy the The iPhone Lens Dial at the Photojojo Store!

Sunday, 13 November 2011

I threw away my film camera at TEDx!

Well, sort of! It was such an awesome experience to be asked to present at the inaugural TEDx Newy at Newcastle's Civic Playhouse Theatre on Saturday. I delivered my idea based around 'I threw away my camera and became a filmmaker', and had lots of fun with the audience as we went down a little time trip on my cooky creative teenage years and then an exploration into serendipity that brought me to pocket filmmaking.

It doesn't matter how many times I play Mankind is no Island - it seems people are constantly amazed at what that little film did and how simply it was produced. Even when I recall the story of the making of that film, it sounds like an out-of-body experience to me... 2008 seems so long ago now!

I finished my presentation with a sneek-peek at the DSLR lens adapter plate for iPhone... and yes... mine is currently in a FedEx bag inbound - very excited!