Earlier this week I got hands-on with Nokia’s new flagship smartphone, the Nokia Lumia 925, at the global launch event in London.
Aside from the all-new aluminium body the big stories with the Nokia Lumia 925 are the PureView camera’s insane low-light capabilities and the integrated Nokia Smart Camera software, both of which we had plenty of opportunities to try out at the event:
As you can see, it’s a cracking handset with a very interesting camera that I’d love to take on a holiday with me to try out in more detail.
I was delighted to be working once again with Pat Doyle, who produced the O2 Guru TV Fast Forward film from the Gadget Show Live.
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At the Gadget Show Live this week I recorded the first show for my new O2 Guru TV series. Called Fast Forward, it’s all about future trends and technology.
The Gadget Show Live at the NEC in Birmingham is the UK’s largest consumer technology expo and the ideal location for the first episode with lots of terrific tech to get our hands on.
To keep up to date with all the latest Fast Forward episodes make sure to hop on over to the O2 Guru TV Channel on YouTube and hit subscribe.
At the Gadget Show Live Christmas 2012 I showed CNN’s Erin McLaughlin around some the coolest gadget gifts for this holiday season. Here’s what we found:
One of the items that featured in this report and also in my World’s Coolest Camera show at The HUB Theatre is the BubbleScope. I’m a particular fan of the immersive and interactive 360 degree video, a cool way to capture a moment.
Here’s an example of an of a ‘bubble’ in action – at first it looks like any other web video, until you realise you can drag to change your camera angle:
I’ve just returned from Cologne where I’ve been filming for Nikon at Photokina, the world’s leading photography and imaging fair.
Working once again with the online video experts at Fixation Video we produced nearly 30 videos for Nikon, as well as shooting the presentations from photography and cinematography experts from across the world and they keynote from Adobe’s Worldwide Evangelist for Video Jason Levine (who also featured in UK Creative Week earlier this year).
A highlight for me was directing this piece with photographer and videographer Corey Rich, a world-exclusive hands-on review of the ‘Nikon D4 Mini’. It’s so small you might almost mistake it for a USB memory stick…
It was a revelation working so closely for the first time with Nikon equipment and its people. I’ve been shooting video and still on Canon DSLRs for the last two-and-a-half years, but having access to wonderful cameras such as the D800, D600 and D4, as well as Nikkor’s beautiful lenses, has really opened my eyes and given me food for thought as I consider what my next camera will be.
This unique project features 6 interlocking short films by BAFTA award winning directors and up-and-coming filmmakers. What’s more there is the opportunity for a rising star to pitch to have their film produced as part of the anthology.
But perhaps most intriguing of all is that all of the footage for the films is shot on smartphones such as the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S3 both which, coincidentally, I’ve been writing about recently in some features for CNET UK.
This film takes a crew’s eye view behind the cameras at Monkey’s Wedding, written and directed by O2 competition winner Nick Jesper.
This is the first of a series of behind-the-scenes films I’ll be introducing for O2 Guru TV all about Six Degrees of Summer, a film project sponsored by O2 which features a unique twist: the public get to pitch to make one of the six interleaving films.
As BAFTA award winner Tom Shankland demonstrates here with an iPhone 4S, it’s all about ingenuity and back-to-basics storytelling when shooting with a smartphone:
I can’t wait to see the how the final film turns out, and particularly how smartphone footage looks in the hands of a pro – watch this space for more.
Last week saw the first ever Creative Week, powered by Adobe, which I was incredibly fortunate to host.
Tens of thousands of viewers tuned-in for the daily live broadcasts and thousands more watched on demand later on. Alongside that the CreativeWeekUK Twitter hashtag went crazy and trended several times across the week.
Here’s the on demand video for Friday’s Creative Week Photography and Imaging day, featuring a very lively debate on whether digital imaging is all tech and no talent.
On the panel were award-winning photographer Timothy Allen; creative consultant Erin Moroney; photographer, retoucher and trainer Glyn Dewis and Adobe’s Richard Curtis. As you’ll see, it doesn’t take long for the debate to kick-off onto the heated topic of image manipulation…
The Goodwood Festival of Speed may be over for another year but I wanted quickly to post here an interview of mine with Red Bull Racing driver Mark Webber for GoodwoodTV ahead of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone this week.
As well as racing one of his Red Bull Formula One cars up the famous Goodwood Hill Climb, Mark Webber was also trying his hand at racing virtual cars, seen here challenging champion racing gamer Hakki Jr on Gran Turismo 5. Currently in second place in the Formula One standings, by his own admission Webber should probably stick to racing the real thing…
I’ll be back with GoodwoodTV in September for coverage of the Goodwood Revival.