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How To Make Online TV and Broadcast Video with an iPad and Switcher Software

January 15, 2016

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There is a lot of talk about video opportunities for mobile and websites, particularly when it comes to product demonstrations or ‘how to’ videos. Surprisingly, one of the best ways to achieve great results is to use an iPad and a broadcast app. Anyone can teach themselves how to create stunning product videos or ‘how […]

DIY photography: GIFs, pinhole cameras and 7 cool photo hacks

July 7, 2014

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DIY photography techniques always trump expensive equipment, whether it’s vaseline on the lens for soft focus shots or an elastic band as a substitute for a tripod. Now with maker culture in full swing the camera itself is the hack. Designing and building camera equipment used to be the preserve of big manufacturers like Sony, […]

Cinehacking with CultureLab and exploring space

May 19, 2014

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Maker Faire 2014 shed some light on the world of cinehacking: building your own equipment to create cinematic video. University of Newcastle’s CultureLab team talked about their Cinehack movement and WeLove Digital catalogued some incredible photography and film-making techniques. Maker Faire is an annual event to celebrate maker culture at Newcastle’s Centre For Life. This […]

Choice in the optical wearable technology market: Google Glass alternatives

March 5, 2014

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Wearable technology will be the next big mobile gadget explosion but many people may not be aware of the competitors to Google Glass. There are a multitude of companies producing headsets for the tech savvy professional, not all with video recording capability, but some of the options available in interactive eyewear are intriguing. Eyewear Epiphany […]

Digital skills in education: multimedia, iPads and MOOCs

December 12, 2013

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Educators should thank their lucky stars for the blog scene because without it they might be stuck in the digital dark ages. Thanks to the blog work of dedicated teachers and online learning experts it is easy to keep up to date with the latest digital resources. Three blogs I read regularly provide excellent background […]

App, app and away: Building your own and maker culture

October 30, 2013

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Ever wanted to build your own mobile app, but wondered how to take the first step? Well, thanks to a growing number of online and mobile apps you don’t have to spend thousands or outsource to an agency to dip your toe in the water. There are a number of online development sites, tutorials and […]

Video and HTML5: gains for online courses, MOOC development and online broadcast

October 18, 2013

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HTML5 video development continues apace and the academic community should really be interested in the possibilities offered by open source development in the multimedia space, specifically video of course, in teaching. Massively open online courses (MOOCs) and related trends in the way people access courses in higher education – such as learning management systems (LMS) […]