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  • Get The Most Out of Lovefilm’s Last Two Months 16/08/17 - I’m sad to hear that Lovefilm is winding down and will be no more at the end of October. I don’t know many people who still use this service so it’s understandable, but I think we’ve jumped ship a bit too early. It took a long time for the DVD population to get where it [...]
  • Supernatural Samurai Movies 21/04/17 - I’ve been getting more and more into both samurai and Japanese ghost films, especially when the two subjects cross-over. The weapons, clothing, traditions and behaviours that are common in these movies make them feel to somebody unfamiliar with these themes, like they belong in the same series of films. Each one has shed a little [...]
  • Case Study: Chloe Giordano, Freehand Embroidery 23/02/17 - Chloe Giordano is an embroidery artist who wanted me to produce a promotional video for her that might also inform those already familiar with her work about her methods and influences. I was delighted with the opportunity. I knew that if I could capture the beauty of Chloe’s work in my production, it would result [...]
  • Lab Partner’s ten favourite music videos of 2016. 02/01/17 - Here it is, the Lab Partner music video round up of 2016. Big landscapes this year as well as some funny ones, particularly involving chickens! 10 Spring time-old man / audio: Uri Nakayama / video: Hoji Tsuchiya 09 Drones / audio: Avoid!avoid / video: Gregory Bennett 08 Bird Eating Spider / audio: memotone / video: [...]
  • Ten Powerful Movies About Childhood From Around The World 23/03/16 - Forbidden Games (René Clément 1952 France) To Kill a Mockingbird (Robert Mulligan 1962 USA) The Spirit of the Beehive (Víctor Erice 1973 Spain) Cria Cuervos (Carlos Saura 1976 Spain) Grave of the Fireflies (Isao Takahata 1988 Japan) Children of Heaven (Majid Majidi 1997 Iran) The Italian (Andrey Kravchuk 2005 Russia) Little Red Flowers (Yuan Zhang [...]
  • Lab Partner’s ten favourite music videos of 2015 02/01/16 - It’s time for the Lab Partner music video round up of 2015 — ten fascinating creatures from very different worlds. There does seem to be a monochrome/duotone theme this year, and the punchline, “Black and white and read all over” comes to mind! 10 B Minor / audio: Kid606 / video: Jeanette Bonds 09 Exsolution [...]
  • Case Study: What to think about before you start to write a journal article… 22/09/15 - Taylor & Francis’ Author Services site offers early career researchers advice and tips on preparing articles and choosing journals, as well as guidance on what happens during production and after publication. One element of the site is its #getpublished video series. Each video in this series features a different presenter with experience relevant to the [...]
  • The Year’s Future-Movie Score 31/12/14 - I’ve noticed a lot of activity in social media to suggest that folk are excited about 2015 being the year in which Back to the Future Part 2 is set. The last time I remember this happening was in 2001, and 2001: A Space Odyssey. It’s exciting when this happens for a couple of reasons. [...]
  • Lab Partner’s ten favourite music videos of 2014 27/12/14 - I absolutely love music videos, they’re such a good opportunity for directors to experiment in the possibilities of complimenting sound with pictures. Done well, they can become much greater than the sum of their parts and a shining example of the capabilities of all involved. Here’s Lab Partner‘s top ten for 2014, lovingly gathered from [...]
  • Lab Partner’s Top Ten Squiffy People 05/11/14 - 10 Falling by Kyle McDonald 09 Walking City by Universal Everything 08 Plug Party 2k3 by Albert Omoss 07 Machtprobe by Benedikt Rugar 06 Mutants by Bart Hess 05 PORTRAIT B&W version by Milkyeyes — Donato Sansone 04 Boogodobiegodongo by Peter Millard 03 [BRDG010] SyncBody(VJ set) by BRDG 02 Arca & Jesse Kanda – Trauma [...]
  • Family Activity Dice 06/10/14 - While waiting for an overdue baby, I’ve been looking into ideas for family activities over the coming years. I found plenty of sites with lists of 101 family activities and suggestions from local organisations, but in the end you’re still left with a decision to make from seemingly endless options. What I’m looking for is [...]
  • Alltipsy Playlist 03/10/14 - I’ve been keeping this playlist at a steady 100 songs for the past year. Whenever I find myself dancing, the song responsible is added and the oldest is removed — one in, one out. It’s loosely ordered by genre and has proved the perfect soundtrack for any upbeat all-dayer. Enjoy!