Once again I shall be streaming live from RSPB Rainham Marshes on Tuesday, 17th April, as we (at last!) begin to experience some truly Spring weather. At the moment both a Great White Egret and a Black Necked Grebe are present on the reserve and I hope we may be able to view them in the broadcast. As usual I shall be joined by birding guru Howard Vaughan who will have the latest news from Rainham.
The link will be: https://www.youtube.com/user/psamuels31/live
Another experiment with iphone5 filming. Put (thrown!) together in 30 mins filming and about 1 hr’s editing with DaVinci Resolve 14
I have never been a fan of films made on mobile phones but it is said that the best camera is the one you have with you. When I found myself in that situation I decided to reconsider. There are obvious limitations but it does re-emphasise the fact that content is the most important feature of any film rather than the technology. Having both together is undoubtedly best. I decided to give it a try when looking for fungi and deer in Epping Forest in Autumn and was struck by the wonderful spectrum of colours as well as spotting a small group of fallow deer.
I also tried at a fireworks display which seemed to work slightly better.
Filmed on an iphone5 and edited in DaVinci Resolve 14.
Have spent a very enjoyable fortnight filming 8 episodes to promote Project Malachi, a pop-up hostel for rough sleepers in Redbridge. It is much needed and a very welcome extension to the Redbridge Winter Night Shelter which has been open for 6 years.
Info here: https://www.facebook.com/ilfordpopuphostel/
After being used for a phishing attack, this site is now up and running again.