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Final version of my film of the Cambridge Buskers Festival 2014

Summary I’m strangely proud of this – for being proud of work I’ve done is an emotion I rarely feel. Here it is: Visually it’s not perfect – I’m still trying to figure out what happened in the conversion process … Continue reading

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Cambridge Buskers Festival blows the roof off

Summary Musicians took to the streets and pubs of Cambridge – making young children curious, the beer-drinking lads sing, middle-aged women dance, and some old men cry. Some of the best performances were that powerful. I’ve just completed a weekend of … Continue reading

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My first digital video commission – and employers overlooking digital skills young people have

Summary It may only be a ‘micro-commission’, but for me it’s a giant leap on all things digital media. But are employers missing out on the skills that today’s school leavers have developed growing up in this internet age? If … Continue reading

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Is social media becoming less sociable and more about broadcasting?

Summary A welcome reality check from a fellow social media trainer – and comparing my own experience of the past year or so with what might be happening generally Suzy Ashworth is local to me and was one of Puffles’ earliest followers. … Continue reading

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Summary Looking deeper into the findings by Relate that one in ten of us do not have a close friend The headline in The Guardian is here. The full report by Relate is here. (Note it’s good practice when blogging in … Continue reading

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Romsey Rollerbillies Rock – and they need our support

Summary A pulsating afternoon of sport on eight wheels with one of Cambridge’s best-kept sporting secrets – a women’s sports club we in Cambridge could be giving far greater support to I’d never been to a roller derby match before – … Continue reading

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Community learning as an alternative to expensive courses

Summary Some thoughts on how to make learning opportunities available to more people at a time when fees are rising. I’ve been looking around for some training courses on all things digital media of late. It’s that time of year … Continue reading

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What should the relationship be between local community reporters & trained journalists?

Summary Some thoughts following some bedtime reading and a radio interview with Cambridge 105 – in the context of a new law passed on reporting on council meetings The announcement of the new regulations is here – Parliament having approved these. … Continue reading

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Choice and cameras

Summary I want to upgrade some of my digital video kit, but the seemingly endless choice of models and advice out there has left me in a daze Like a stuck record, I come back to an issue I blogged … Continue reading

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Be the change – Cambridge: It’s over to you

Summary As tickets go on sale for Cambridge’s first big community action ‘unConference’, some thoughts on how an idea from 2011 turned into something real What’s ‘Be the change – Cambridge’ on Sat 13 September about? Click here. Where do you … Continue reading

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