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Blu: epic stop motion animation and street canvases

September 13, 2014

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Stop motion animation is the driving force behind the career of British animator Nick Park and his Oscar-winning Aardman Animations. It is also one of the easiest forms of animation to learn and an excellent way to teach people about the craft. Aardman used ‘claymation’ and modelling clay to tell its stories about Wallace and […]

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 […]

Sony gives love to the mobile crowd

February 3, 2014

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Anyone looking to shoot mobile video should take a look at what Sony has been up to over the past 18 months. In 2012 and 2013 the company brought out a number of exciting camera products that were perfect for the mobile and handheld market. From audiophile cams to hook on mobile lenses it produced […]

BBC Fresh: Skin You’re In short doc

January 8, 2014

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BBC Fresh is a new site set up to showcase documentaries and short films from people who don’t have any prior experience of broadcast or ‘big’ budgeted productions. As a tester I submitted the film ‘Skin You’re In’ to them and was surprised at the results. The only terms and conditions are that the film […]

British Science Festival 2013: Grand Theft Bicycle steals some GTA thunder

September 27, 2013

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Rockstar Games title ‘Grand Theft Auto 5′ is pure box office. Every new incarnation in this series of shoot ’em, carve ’em, rob ’em, drive ’em away and blow ’em ups seems to have broken records on its release. Achieving $1 billion in sales in its first three days is testament to the game’s popularity […]