Friday, 28 January 2011


Yesterday afternoon I was asked to attend the DNA portfolio surgery at the Soup Kitchen, in the Northern Quarter by University of Salford, were I had the opportunity to look through some up and coming students design portfolios.

Some really great work was on show from some very talented students. The turn out for the event was fantastic and the Designers Northern Alliance (DNA) should be very proud of their achievements in putting this event together.

It was a fantastic opportunity for design students to have their portfolios viewed and commented on before they go out into the big bad world of industry and start attending interviews for real.

I was lucky enough to be one of the "Surgeons" commenting on the work being shown and it was encouraging to see some of the creative work that the students are going to be armed with on their quest to find gainful employment over the coming months.

If you want to find out more about DNA check out their site at:

Saturday, 15 January 2011

8mm iPhone app

Recently downloaded a great app for the iPhone - 8mm. This is something that I was looking for early last year to help achieve a feel and look for part of my MA project.

I have just started to experiment with it and although it isn't a replacement for the actual thing (real 8mm/16mm cine camera, film) it is a much easier and less cumbersome way to achieve a grainy, old, dirty feel to a moving picture.

Check out their website if you fancy having a go yourself...

Friday, 14 January 2011


Next month sees me taking a trip out to New York and South of Chicago for a 10 day recki to find out what is going on in the world of Education at the CAA (College Arts Association) conference:

I have just been taking a look on the Creative Review RSS feed (which can be found to the right of the blog and spotted some really neat photography:

It has got me all fired up to take my cine camera along with me and get some more filming done.

Watch this space for some uploads towards the beginning of March...