Tutorial: Creating a vector map using OpenStreetMap and Maperitive

With the work I do on rallies, I often need a vector map to represent each spectator point or setup location. Until now I haven’t found a vector map solution, so instead I’ve been using TIF screenshots of Google Maps, but the quality isn’t there for flexibility and resizing, so I’ve been looking for a way… Continue reading Tutorial: Creating a vector map using OpenStreetMap and Maperitive

Got your head in the cloud? Cloud computing made simple

The cloud has become a buzzword over the last couple of years, and its use has exploded across the world. Essentially, the cloud is made up of groups of distributed servers, hosted in data centres all over the world. Organisations can buy access to these services, similar to the way they access utilities – they… Continue reading Got your head in the cloud? Cloud computing made simple

Digital storytelling for not-for-profits: The Kony 2012 Case Study

Anyone who had a pulse and an internet connection in 2012 likely remembers KONY 2012. Made by a not-for-profit organisation called Invisible Children, it was a short film designed to highlight the atrocities committed in Uganda by Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army. It was too long for ‘digital storytelling’, at 29 minutes… Continue reading Digital storytelling for not-for-profits: The Kony 2012 Case Study

5 minutes with the Metabones EF Speedbooster for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

Nice travel case with the Metabones EF Speedbooster. Nice work Metabones!

It’s finally here! The long-awaited Metabones EF Speedbooster is finally available for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, and mine arrived TODAY! Here are my first impressions after spending 5 minutes with it this evening…