Month: February 2016

Media, News

The New Day

Well full marks for bravery. The New Day really is a different offering to the rest of the national news offering. It’s Trinity...

Photography

The Flying Scotsman

I caught The Flying Scotsman at Finsbury Park this morning as it came through on Platform 7. It was being followed by at least four...

Technology, Video

Capturing MiniDV Tapes

Time flies in technology, and “old” formats get left behind frighteningly quickly. Here’s my problem. I have a box of...

Films

Trumbo

I’m fascinated about the period of the Hollywood Blacklist – that post-war period, as the Cold War was getting under-way, when...

Radio

DAB and DAB+: Some Testing Ahead of SDL/D2 Launch Next Week

Rupert Brun, expert on all things audio and late of the BBC, has been testing his radios at ahead of the Sound Digital (SDL) launch in a...

Audio, Theatre

The Encounter

The Encounter is a tour de force piece from actor, writer and director Simon McBurney and the Complicite theatre company. I confess that I...

Films

Spotlight

Spotlight tells they story of the Boston Globe investigate journalism unit – called “Spotlight” – who investigated...

Radio

D2: All Coming Together

NB. This is not a DAB radio. The picture above is of possibly the most beautiful radio I’ve ever seen in my life. It’s the...

Radio

Shock News: Car Drivers Quite Like the Radio

It has been a bit of a bugbear of mine in recent years that car manufacturers who are busily building their “infotainment”...

Music

Sell Me Personal Use Music Rights

I like making the odd video, and invariable, I prefer to use music on the soundtrack. Given that I’m not about to commission my own...