The Gizwiz, The Pod Delusion and I

One of my New Years resolutions was to write and record for other peoples podcasts so back in January I contributed a bit about multidimensional travel systems to the Episode 219 of The Pod Delusion.  

Then this week I filmed a "My Favourite Gadget" segment which was featured on Twit.tv's Giz Wiz Show.  It went down very well with the hosts and the audience so here it is.  Jump to 32 mins in for my bit:

25 Gangnam Style Videos In One - Video

It's been a while since my last experimental/mashup video so here is my latest effort: 25 Gangnam Style Videos In One.  See if you can name as many of the 25 as you can before the end credits give you the answer.

So do you need some Gangnam Style parodies, shot for shot recreations, flipbook or minecraft animations? How about Klingon, Zombi or Kim Jong Style? Or try China, Mongol, London or Singapor Style? Well here they are in one go so you'll never have to watch another Gangnam Style video again!

Enjoy!

Danny Boyle, The Olympics and How I Screwed A Twitter Campaign

This is a post about how I gained over 100,000 twitter followers in 24 hours, for some one else!  And to make it worse, the account I helped was a fake!

Last night I was getting caught up in the excitement of the Olympic Opening Ceremony.  I was watching the BBC with the kids, following along on twitter and sketching my impressions of Danny Boyles awesome work on the iPad.  Here are a couple of pictures I doodled:

 The Forging of the Rings

The Forging of the Rings

 London Bombings Dance

London Bombings Dance

Over on twitter I saw someone saying Danny Boyle should get an OBE or Knighthood but I thought the twitter army could thank him immediately by upping the @dannyboylefilm follower count.  I had seen a couple of people tweeting thankyous to the account and quickly checked it was the correct Danny Boyle.  I thought a million followers would be a nice round number so sent out a tweet.

Thank  for tonight by getting him 1,000,000 followers by the end of this . Follow him and RT!

Transient

It was retweeted a few times but i thought I'd try and recruit a couple of big hitters so I mentioned @Glinner who passed it on to his 200,000 peeps.  My iPad lit up with all the retweet notifications which crashed all three different twitter clients.  Within an hour over 40,000 people had followed @DannyBoyleFilm!

Transient

But then people started to ask questions about the @dannyboylefilm twitter account.  Was it genuine?  Would Sir Danny Boyle tweet such illiterate crap?  Graham Linham, some of his more savy followers and I tried to command the tide to recede but it was no use.  By the end of the show it was up to 70,000 and by this afternoon it was over 100,000.  The imposter had also gone back through his time line and deleted over half his tweets and changed his by line to "For fans of Danny Boyle."  Not the most honest of moves.  

But then people started to ask questions about the @dannyboylefilm twitter account.  Was it genuine?  Would Sir Danny Boyle tweet such illiterate crap?  Graham Linham, some of his more savy followers and I tried to command the tide to recede but it was no use.  By the end of the show it was up to 70,000 and by this afternoon it was over 100,000.  The imposter had also gone back through his time line and deleted over half his tweets and changed his by line to "For fans of Danny Boyle."  Not the most honest of moves.  

 NHS Celebration Dance

NHS Celebration Dance

10km Run Live Stream with Virtual Donations Bucket!

Tomorrow/today I'm running the Leeds 10km race!

Although you can sponsor me on my Justgiving.com Page, I'm not doing it primarily to raise money but more for personal goals eg. to get fit and for the technical challenge. That said, please do consider donating as the money will go to a good cause and I've set my self the target of raising £10k for 10k.

As an experiment I'm also going to be live streaming my entire run from a camera which will be mounted to my chest, giving updates, taking questions and requests as I go. Take a moment to log into the chat window below and send me messages of support as I run!

I'll be live from 8.30am, the race starts at 9am and I'll be finishing at about 10.20am.

I'll also have a Glympse tracking my gps so be able to follow me exactly. http://glympse.com/7DV-E4Y

Please share this experiment with your friends, check in on this post as I go, send me messages of support in the chat box and please donate.

Last Wednesday Podcast, Pool Session, Hospital.

Last Wednesday evening was busy for me as at 6pm I recorded an interview as a guest on Scott Hewitt's Creative Pact Podcast.  

You can listen to the episode here (about 8 mins) where I talk about some of the 7 Unforgiveable Sins or video production mistakes that I never let my students get away with unless they have a very good excuse.  These are also relevent for anyone shooting videos for their business websites or for video podcasts, etc.

 

Then at 7pm I went to the first MMU Canoe Club pool session of this accademic year.  

Unfortunatly only an hour in Ben smacked his head off the back of his kayak while doing cartwheels.  The photo above actually caught the moment just before this happened.  The photos below tell the rest of the story.

"What's that on my head?"

"Oh it's blood!"

Pool staff patch him up.

As I was the only person there with a car I drove him down to A&E to get stiched up then went home.  Not how I hoped the evening would go but I enjoyed it anyway.  I may even go back again this week...

 

Monday Morning Mini Movie: The Plot Device

This is my first post in quite a while but then I've been busy taking my local government to court and working at the university.  I'll update you with the specifics later this week...

The Monday Morning Mini Movie is nother awesome video made using relatively cheep tools and software.  It's amazing what effects can be recreated when the director has a clear vision and a great team to make  it happen.  Enjoy!

For more info about the film and to watch the "making off" video check out the Red Giant website over here: RedGiant.com/PlotDevice

If you have any video or films you want featured as a future Monday Morning Mini Movie send them to nathan@nathanrae.co.uk

Thanks!

 

 

Monday Morning Mini Movie: Pixar's UP! was made in 1965?

On youtube you can find all sorts of films which have been "Premade."  This means going back through hours of archive footage and recreating a trailer for the film if it had been made decades ago.  The best example of this I've seen so far is Up! premade by Whoiseyevan:

Here are some of the ingrediants mixed into this trailer:

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, *batteries not included, The Red Balloon, Superman, The Wizard of Oz, The Muppet Movie, Follow Me Boys, Mackenna's Gold, Benji, A Boy and His Dog, Mysterious Island, The Doberman Gang, The Alvin Show, Posse, One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing, The Island at the Top of the World, Zeppellin, Stephen King's It, Hollywood Hotel, Jonny Quest, Peter Pan's Flight, Habanera from Carmen, Always

Anyway, enjoy!  And if you want more, search for Premakes on youtube.