An Audience of One

7 mins reading Over the years I’ve occasionally found myself describing to students what might be termed a ‘hierarchy of value’ in regards to peer-to-peer interactions. This sounds very problematic on the face of it, but hear me out. To paraphrase myself: If you like a peer’s tweet, that’s okay. If you follow their account…

Authentic Performances

9 mins reading and 12 mins viewing Recently I wrote about the themes of being visible and being on camera, both of which raise the important question of how to do so in an ‘authentic’ way. You’ll notice I used inverted commas around that word (and you’ll see me do it a lot), as the…

A Touch of Spontaneity

2 mins reading and 30 seconds viewing So I had a different plan for this post today, but I decided to get a little creative with video-making and thought I’d share that here instead. The video was spontaneous so why not the blog post too…? I was out walking the dog in the rain when…

Serendipitous Moments

1 min reading and 3 mins viewing Yesterday I made a brief Twitter video for Digital Media students who are for the most part wading into very unfamiliar territory. The main goal of this was to allay the nerves of at least some people about the idea of filming themselves on camera, but it ended…

Being on Camera

8 mins reading and 3 mins viewing Yesterday’s blog on the benefits of Being Visible raises the question of how one might best do this in the medium of video. Over the years I’ve done a lot of things right and I’ve gotten a lot of things wrong, so I thought I’d take you through…