Virtual Revolution Screened

Well episode 4 of Virtual Revolution went out on BBC 2 and seemed to be received real good! So VERY happy about that!
Another good job educating the world HG!
We’ll, actually probably the first time educating the world EVER! And lets be honest I wasn’t really the one responsible for educating anyone just the bold statement!
All I did is get to have fun shooting really interesting people, places and generally cool things, marvel at how cool stuff looks and how great the light is or isn’t… It’s a fun job a ‘voyage of discovery’…. What a cliched sentence HG! Sorry… I apologize!
However I do shamefully LOVE a cliche… and strive to keep them alive through my filming… Is that a bad thing..? Ok it probably is… but my excuse is the power is ultimately in the edit so (for now) my conscience is clear(ish)…
I’ve veered off the track on my Second Ever blog, before we get into a discussion about ethics of filming really large (and by that I mean over tubby) policemen eating massive donuts and spilling hot coffee on their lap, I just wanted to say I think Dr Aleks K did an Awesome job and I think she is a Wicked presenter! GO Aleks! http://alekskrotoski.com
Aleks is not new to TV and has been on lots of different programmes including one called ‘chicks and joysticks’ – it’s not how it sounds! Sorry for bringing that up, seriously though Dr Aleks does a weekly technology podcast for the Guardian (which I’m secretly hoping to get on…) www.guardian.co.uk and writes for them and does lots of other clever stuff… Aleks wrote about ‘The challenges of filming the Virtual Revolution’ http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/feb/08/viritual-revolution-bbc2-filming
I would like to point out I’m not the Director of Photography Aleks mentions in her article – I’m the younger, less linear, more handsome one… ok younger yes, less linear maybe, slightly more handsome hmmmm..? Lets Not put that one to a vote…

If you missed Virtual Revolution then you missed a real treat! So go check it out on BBC iplayer http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00r3qhg/The_Virtual_Revolution_Homo_Interneticus/
it’s only available for 6 more days…
There’s lots of cool stuff on the programme (see my first blog). We did an interview with Ben Parr from Mashable www.mashable.com where he flipped his flip camera on us when we were setting up…

Dave the Soundman found an old bottle of Hot Sauce and got a little excited! Susanna the Associate Producer is in the background setting up really important ‘stuff’ (probably talking to the White House) oh and I am talking nonsense about film lenses. What a Geek! This is what happens when people flip reverse it, and turn the tables on the crew… I think Ben coined it ‘Camera Abuse’…

The BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/virtualrevolution/ ran a competition to make a Mash Up of the show’s rushes (shot footage) which was available online at their website. Which at first I thought was a bit odd, but the programme is celebrating 20 years of the World Wide Web and Now I think it’s really Brave and a Wicked idea! Well that’s now I’m more involved in this world of the Web, rather than only browsing… Where have I been for the past 20 years – not stuck to a keyboard that’s for sure…
Anyway, what Barry Pilling did, is as any self respecting German (under the age of 35) would describe as ‘Super Kool!’
Check it!

ENJOY!

HG

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