Last week Prince Andrew visited Tech Hub and I was asked to take some photos and shoot some video. I took about 1000 in all and most are in this video. I didn't edit the photos at all (except cropping them to 16:9) and appear in the video in the same order they came out of the camera. Enjoy.
I've recently been involved in a complex project for Barclays which involved live streaming the launch of the project to schools in Manchester, Cheshire and Lithuania. Then I traveled around some of the high schools to record the teams progress. Then finally I live streamed (securely behind a password as kids were involved) the finals day at Barclays, including the prize giving which was done by The Chancellor George Osborne MP.
Here's a short 1 min video I made for Barclays covering the full project.
So as you can see not all the shots were shot in the same style as the video is a mix of footage from the live stream, footage shot on a DSLR, footage from the event filming cameras and even a couple of shots from my mobile phone.
Last month I live streamed the North West Health Hack at the Barclays campus at Radbrook Hall in Cheshire. I also shot some footage to cut together a short promo video and here it is!
Since my last post I have been very busy with a lot of stuff including having a new baby (Griffin Robert Rufus Rae), officially adopting my other son (Invisible Son -> Real Son), buying an electric car (Reva/G-Wiz), etc. On the work side of things I have invested in a lot of equipment to improve the live streaming side of my business.
I'm now able to mix live video from multiple cameras plus skype calls to make a professional live stream like I did at the Manchester Lean Startup Group where Eric Ries called in:
This is my first new post in ages because I've been so busy over the summer! Let me update you:
I've produced a series of videos for Manchester Metropolitan University Employability Service with some of my students as work experience (for them not me). Here's one of the videos about networking:
I've finished editing a series of videos for Autus Website Design. Here's a documentary I shot about getting a huge Air Conditioning Instillation onto a Central London Hotel in one day:
I spent a week at the European Juggling Convention in Germany producing Juggling Live, a live stream of loads of the shows and atmosphere from the Olympic Park in Munich. Every day I'm posting a new act or show on the Juggling Live blog and have about 25 Episodes planned for the rest of September and into October. Here's a great 8 min comedy act which was my favourite short comedy routine at the whole festival:
I've had a family holiday in Wales.
This weekend I am going to be producing the REPLAY Online Juggling Convention. I'll be streaming all the taped footage from the EJC on www.jugglinglive.com so everyone who missed shows at the festival or who missed them at home can view them again. There will be a chatroom, photo sharing, games, fun stuff and interviews running along side the video stream. Come join us or watch the video stream here:
This week we have also been doing everything possible to find our poor lost/dead cat Brooklyn which we have not seen since getting back from Wales. If you see a lost black cat in Whalley Range, let me know. :(
Normal blogging service to resume next week!
Here's one of the highlights of the convention, an act from the Renegade Stage on Saturday night, which so popular Vid came back the following night and rocked the stage again. Charley Dancy and Haggis were hosting that night...
For more content from the BJC and last years EJC get over to the JugglingLive site and check out the archive.
The beatboxer on the video is Vid Warren of www.vidwarren.com
Another great thing about Juggling Live last week was working with the sponsors who made it all possible! Check out the Greentop Circus and, if you're wanting to make more money as a performer, go sign up for the How To Sell Your Act eBook.
One of the best things about shooting loads of content in one day is that you can re-edit and re-purpose it many times for many target audiences and delivery platforms! Websites, Youtube, Show Room Display, and now, Video Podcast.
Alistair Marshall, a business consultant I worked with last year, asked me to film a series of videos where he sets out his "12 Immediate Actions to Generate Sales and Cash." He has successfully used them on his website, along with a home page and landing page video, to help grow his contact list and get more clients.
Recently we talked about republishing the content as the first twelve episodes of a video podcast. Now that all episodes are live and on iTunes, I suggest you go watch them. I definitely learnt a lot from them and his advice has directly led to making Nathan Rae Production a lot more profitable.
So head over to iTunes and subscribe or add the following feed to your non-Apple podcasting softwear of choice: http://www.alistairmarshallconsulting.com/podcast/rss.xml
Two bits of news.
Firstly, I have a new job for the next 15 weeks or so at Manchester Met University helping to teach the Contemporary Film and Video course which I completed myself two years ago. I'll let you know what I get up to but I think I'll mostly be working with the first and second year students, teaching them specific technical skills as well as helping them develop their scripts and film ideas. The course tutors only secured the funding for the post last Monday and I'm starting this Tuesday, so it's all happened rather quickly really. Only two days a week, but it should be fun!
Secondly, I recently done some work with the Young Carers Group in Oldham, providing animation workshops and helping the teenagers there make some short films for a performance they a putting on soon. Here's an example of what one group of lads produced...
I know it's under 20 seconds log but isn't it good?