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Month: October 2019

A Drone flying over Hong Kong at night.

A Drone flying over Hong Kong at night.

I ate lunch as I watched the footage of a drone flying over Hong Kong at night and at first I was confused as to whether the images were real or not. As you watch more of the video you see that everything is real. The depth of field is good and so is the exposure. There is no or very little noise from this being shot at night. You see buildings, cars, traffic and more. You see things from…

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A Ten Kilometre Sunday Ingress Walk

A Ten Kilometre Sunday Ingress Walk

I was going to take the scooter but it was stuck by three SUVs so I had no option but to lazily give up and go on a 10 kilometre Sunday Ingress walk. I couldn’t be bothered running up to the second floor, getting the car keys, moving the car, getting the scooter out and then moving the car back. This is especially true since it’s going to rain tomorrow. I do have the goal of having at least one…

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An Ingress Photo Walk Before The Rain

An Ingress Photo Walk Before The Rain

Today I went for an Ingress Photo Walk before the rain and I eventually did have to go home because the phone was starting to get wet and there was no urgency to continue playing the game and walking. I did spot a few things that were slightly out of the ordinary. The first thing was the mushroom beneath. I have spotted a few of these but this one did not have a bite taken out of it. They’re large…

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Cloud Timelapses

Cloud Timelapses

Cloud timelapses are fun when you can put the camera somewhere and go and do something else. Yesterday I knew that we would go from blue skies and sparse clouds to overcast and rainy so I set up the camera to record a timelapse. I set the interval to one setting and the number of frames to one. You see the rain clouds form and then the rain starts. This timelapse was recorded over 220 minutes or more. It took…

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On the Pleasure of Walking Without Stopping at a Road Crossing.

On the Pleasure of Walking Without Stopping at a Road Crossing.

After watching the video below this paragraph I want to speak on the pleasure of walking without stopping at a road crossing. In modern cities you can’t walk for more than a minute or two without having to stop at a road crossing, a traffic light or other feature. The result is that a stroll or walk is filled with stops and starts. As people move towards urbanised centres, and as more and more people live vertically, on top of…

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A Timelapse from La Barillette

A Timelapse from La Barillette

It is not rare for me to do a timelapse from La Barillette. Several years ago I tried a timelapse with a 360 camera where you saw clouds forming overhead and in a spherical video. I also filmed a timelapse of the PalĂ©o parkings filling up. This time I went up the Jura in the hope of filming Autumn colours but as I got to the top my project changed. The problem with filming Autumn colours is that you need…

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Dziga Vertov and Social Media

Dziga Vertov and Social Media

A century ago Dennis Arkadievitch Kaufmann, more commonly known as Dziga Vertov, the spinning top, came up with the concept of the All-Seeing Eye. The Kinoki. The Cinema Eye. His idea was that with time life unawares could be documented and daily life would be captured by cameras for everyone to see. Until recently the idea of filming and documenting everyone with video and photo cameras was an act of fiction. Rolls of films had only 36 frames and DV…

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Linkedin Learning

Linkedin Learning

Summary Linkedin Learning is a video resource for people who would like to learn new skills. These range from writing and painting to sound design, video lighting, project management and more. In following these courses individuals can learn new skills, perfect old ones, and learn new tricks. The point is always to move forward, whether you have five minutes or twenty seven and a half hours. Individual Videos Taylre Jones Film and Video Colorist – Film from Taylre Jones, Film…

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Ingress By Bike

Ingress By Bike

Ingress by bike is good when you’re in the countryside because it allows you to travel between villages faster than if you were walking and without the carbon footprint of taking the car or a scooter with an internal combustion engine. It also allows you to stop anywhere. Distance Covered In two hours I travelled about 30 km, which by ordinary cycling standards is slow. I like to cover that distance in about an hour and a half or less….

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