This is a project that I’ve been thinking about for a long time. And about six weeks ago, something just went twang in my head, and I finally decided to actually do it.
I have always been fascinated by stellar spectroscopy, which is the method used by astronomers to examine the chemical composition of stars and other luminous objects. This is one of those areas of science that is not only interesting for its own sake, but produces an understanding of the universe that is staggeringly beautiful. The discoveries produced by this technique have radically changed our understanding of the relationship between us and the rest of the cosmos.
Continue reading Upcoming Short Film: The Rainbow and the Stars
Take a moment, and have a quick look at your contacts in some of your social media tools, like LinkedIn. How many people do you know with a decent profile photo?
Go ahead. I’ll wait.
Did you look? Think about your reaction for a moment: did you find yourself involuntarily making snap judgements based on those pictures?
Most people do; we can’t help it. We all need pictures for our profiles on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Slack, YouTube, and so on… especially if we use any or all of these platforms professionally.
Continue reading A Window into Profile Photos
No, not quite that way.
My video series about the Internet of Things features two people in speaking roles: myself, and the Vice-President of Micrium, Christian Légaré. One of the delicate parts of a production like this is making sure that the top man looks good on camera. He must be the voice of the company, an authority figure, and a source of insight. And something as trivial as bad lighting would completely undermine his credibility.
I wanted to shoot Christian’s segments in his office, which you can see below. Ideally, I wanted to place him in an open, airy space that was still recognizable as a workplace. But at first glance, his office doesn’t seem to be a likely candidate. But looks can be deceiving.
Continue reading Making the Boss Look Good
One of the most maddening career tasks for any creative type is maintaining the portfolio.
The portfolio is an act of communication: it’s marketing, it’s a performance piece, and it exposes all of your strengths and weaknesses in one easy-to-consume package. It’s terrifying.
Continue reading Updating the Portfolio
This is a project I’ve been working on for months, and it is at last coming to fruition.
This is the first episode in a five-part video series about the Internet of Things. The series is intended for decision-makers in IT; a technically-literate audience, but not necessarily experts in the field. It will cover the technologies behind local networks, the “Things” themselves, the Internet, the Cloud, and the software that runs on IoT devices.
And most importantly… I’m making educational videos again, something I haven’t done in far, far too long.
Continue reading Making Sense of the Internet of Things