Tag Archives: meaningful makings

Dinosaurs and a Raspberry Pi

One of the Isle of Wight’s most popular attractions – a horde of animatronic dinosaurs! had a makeover last week (10th- 11th October) with a Raspberry Pi. This video is a general overview of how the two day event went.

Staff at Blackgang Chine, (where the dinosaurs roam around) were instructed by Lucy Rogers, and Neil Ford on how to hack the electronics the Dinosaurs came with using a Raspberry Pi. Taking inspiration from staff member Mark Butler who had already successfully got the T-Rex working on a Pi, a group of enthusiastic would-be hackers sat around and learned how to use Node Red for the code running it on a Raspberry Pi.

Spatialised Instrument – Misha Smith

I was employed by Fulcrum TV to make a short video about Misha Smith’s Music Machine, also refered to as Spatialised Instrument as part of a pitch to the BBC in the hope of securing a commission to make a documentary about him and his wonderful construction. The film was made over a period of weeks and is one of the more involved kinds of video I make. Misha’s project is a flexible, sonic architectural series of structures that explores and questions the relationships between instrument, player, composer, audience and location. It is a musical instrument, an event, an installation and a sonic landscape. It is currently installed at The Centre For Creative Collaboration (C4CC)

Novalia Interactive Poster – Kickstarter Video


Novalia is an award winning technology company based in Cambridge, UK. They combine conductive print and capacitive touch to create smart surfaces that act as sensors and speakers. They wirelessly connect the digital world to the physical through the touch of your fingertips. They wanted to raise money through  Kickstarter and I filmed their pitch.

British Council and a Bacon Sandwich

“What has the British Council Ever Done For Me” was a film made  for Counterpoint who are the cultural relations thinktank of the British Council. I was asked to interpret the brief in any way I chose to and this film is the result of my interpretation. This film was part of the Tuttle Club ‘British Council at 75’ project and was screened at the ICA on December 3rd 2009.  I personally knew very little about the British Council myself which got me thinking about whether or not others knew as little as I did. This piece not only reflects my interest in video as a means of communication and as an art form but also my interest and experience in Market Research too. I also made an alternative video using myself as the subject in many guises. The video can also be viewed here.

i-Teams at C4CC


i-Teams offers a unique opportunity for post-graduate students to build go-to-market strategies for ground-breaking university technologies and inventions. Bringing together university researchers with multidisciplinary teams of the brightest students and experienced business mentors. These teams worked together to help SME’s working out of C4CC to grow their business.

Interview with MzTEK

MzTEK is a non-profit organisation with the aim of addressing the imbalance of women artists working in the fields of new media, computer arts, and technology. MzTEK is supported by Hackney arts institution [ SPACE ], and the Centre for Creative Collaboration in Kings Cross, where they  hosted a range of workshops, talks, and self-initiated tinker sessions. In this video, MzTEK talks about moving in to C4CC and what MzTEK are and do.

YRS: Pupil Data Set


Rewired State and Young Rewired State were given access to the National Pupil Dataset, made available courtesy of The Department For Education over the weekend of July 7th – 8th, 2012. It’s not everyday you get to interview Michael Gove MP who was, at the time, The Education Secretary.  This video gives the viewer an overview of what was covered and discussed over the weekend.  This hack was based around the National Pupil Dataset, a vast and unique dataset that includes the anonymized national public exam results of around 600,000 English schoolchildren through key stages 2, 4 and 5. The Department for Education pre-released the dataset so that both they and the public could better understand it, and also wanted to identify any security risks or obvious stories in the data before public release.

Tips For Shooting Your Own Video

As a video maker I often get asked for tips on how to make better videos. We are all being encouraged to film footage for the web and for those who choose to shoot content themselves I hope this short video helps. It covers all the mistakes often made when you get hold of a camera and don’t know what you are doing. You may also like another video I made Shooting With A Webcam.

Shooting with webcam?

As a video maker I often get asked for tips on how to make better videos. We are all being encouraged to film footage for the web and for those who choose to shoot content themselves I hope this short video helps. It covers all the mistakes often made when you get hold of a camera and don’t know what you are doing. You may also like another video I made Tips For Shooting Your Own Video.