Antarctica Timelapse

During my last few trips to Antarctica, I focused most of my photographic energy towards capturing timelapse images of the many things that we do onboard the ships. This is from my last ‘Crossing the Antarctic Circle’ voyage on the Akademik Sergey Vavilov. Fun times! Created with a GoPro Helmet Hero

Music is ‘First Ride’ by one . . . → Read More: Antarctica Timelapse

iMovie ’11 gives greater control over audio

To anyone using Apple’s iMovie to edit video with, you will be excited to hear that with the release of iLife ’11, iMovie now offers much better control over audio levels. I’ve been using iMovie on and off since iMovie HD (version 6). When Apple redesigned iMovie in 2008, they severely crippled the access to audio . . . → Read More: iMovie ’11 gives greater control over audio

Documentary Storytelling

In the Science Filmmaking workshops that Jeff Morales and I teach, we are always hammering home the importance of STORYTELLING. Our students get tired of hearing us say, “yes, but what is the STORY?”. But, we have to keep driving this point home, because Story is what makes strange, complex, esoteric, and reductionist science accessible to . . . → Read More: Documentary Storytelling

Great music by Daniel Lanois and Black Dub

I’ve long been a fan of Daniel Lanois, both as a musician (see his albums ‘Acadie’ and ‘For the Beauty of Wynona’) and as a producer (U2, Peter Gabriel, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, and now Neil Young). Some of Daniel’s most recent albums haven’t captured my attention, but his new project, ‘Black Dub’, is not to . . . → Read More: Great music by Daniel Lanois and Black Dub

Kelp stretching video with GoPro HD

I co-teach an ‘Ecological Adaptations of Seaweeds’ course each autumn in Bamfield. One of the fun labs that we do involves figuring out how much force it takes to break a kelp stipe. These giant algae are remarkably stretchy and can withstand quite a lot of force. I made a video to show what we do, . . . → Read More: Kelp stretching video with GoPro HD