Work in progress: I’ve finally been able to announce a project I’ve been putting together since the start of the year. It’s an exciting one for me because I think it’ll help a lot of journalists, film makers and multimedia producers with their work, and also because it’s all raising money for charity.
I explain all in the video, but basically I’ve got lots of really good multimedia storytellers together to each share a piece of wisdom about the craft of non-fiction narrative storytelling. The book will go on sale in April, and every penny will be donated to Kiva the developing world entrepreneurship charity.
An all round win!
The only thing it’s missing at the moment is a name though…any suggestions?
Tips and tricks: How to shoot video with a DSLR camera
This composite image uses a number of swaths of the Earth’s surface taken on January 4, 2012.
Photo courtesy of NASA/NOAA/GSFC/Suomi NPP/VIIRS/Norman Kuring
Ed note: Perfect for your desktop background. Click the photo for the 8000x8000 image
Source: Flickr / gsfc
Check out this must-see video explaining SOPA and how it would change the Internet
Protest on Web Uses Shutdown to Take On Two Piracy Bills
“This is the first real test of the political strength of the Web, and regardless of how things go, they are no longer a pushover. The Web taking a stand against one of the most powerful lobbyers and seeming to get somewhere is definitely a first.”
— Tim Wu, a professor at Columbia Law School on the efforts by the technology industry to fight Congressional bills aimed at curbing online piracy.
Source: The New York Times
Jeff Harris: 4,748 Self-Portraits
“It started simply enough in 1999. Jeff Harris, a photographer based in Toronto, took his first self-portrait, something he has since repeated every day. His visual diary now amounts to 4,748 photos and they tell a very personal story. They show the passing of time, some fairly normal moments, but also some difficult ones. In November 2008, Harris was diagnosed with cancer, and his experience with it — his surgery, radiation treatment, eventual paralysis in one leg — all gets visually documented by his project. The video above, originally appearing on TIME’s web site, takes you inside Harris’ project. The clip runs 5 minutes.” Via @OpenCulture