Category Archives: video

vlog 161205: Missing C4CC


It’s cold, it’s getting darker and we need to make it easier to work together on the things that matter, removing some of the more common barriers to collaboration that you see in this city.

C4CC removed many barriers.  We worked hard to maintain that ethos of openness in the face of pressure from institutions who had other expectations of how collaboration works.  It doesn’t just happen on its own, but you can’t make it happen either.

So here I am, trudging along on a frozen football field having a bit of a think.

Bonus Link! : I’m making a Journal of Creative Collaboration via Patreon – come see!

Vlog 161116 – Part 1 – Inspiration

I went to the London Bloggers Meetup last night for the first time in a while. It was on video-blogging and as well as hearing from and meeting some interesting people, it helped me get a few ideas about my own work slotted into place. In particular it inspired me to do more of the journaling type, this is me, here and now and what I think podcast/vlog. The first one is in the works (I went for a walk and talked into the camera, that’s my style) – I’m going to try to cut it down to something watchable today and to make it a regular feature of my Steemit output. You can thank/blame Andy Bargery who runs LBM.

I went out and realised there was far more I wanted to say than could be squeezed into a three or four minute video. So I’ve still got a couple more of these in the can and I’ll work out how to release them without overwhelming you!

I realised today how awkward it feels to me to talk about inspiration – I’m always flattered and pleased when people say I’ve inspired them, but I don’t want to admit it works the other way too.

Those of you who’ve only seen me up against my living room wall with a ukulele in my hand will be gratified to see that I can move about and that I’m lucky enough to live in a lovely place (right next to the municipal tip recycling facility).

Sorry about the wind (meteorological not flatulent)

Feedback, please!

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Videoblog: 160624 “Independence” Day

It felt important to put another link in the chain today even though I didn’t feel like talking much.  Processing… processing… processing.

Shock is a weird thing, it will be interesting to look back on this once it’s passed.  Thanks to all who came to Tuttle this morning to share their experience of shock, grief, acceptance, tolerance and love.  More will be revealed!

Also I need to experiment more with this new camera so that I’m not all out of focus 🙂

Video: Ross Smith on our #IWD2016 travels @rossy_smith


Here’s the lovely man who patiently drove us around town on International Women’s Day.  He recaps the day’s journeys in true London cabbie style and talks a bit about how he uses Twitter at work.

We really enjoyed having the luxury of a professional and friendly driver all day long.

Follow that cab (driver) on Twitter.

[This video shows what I’ve been fearing for a while that the camera on my phone is very poor in low light.  I don’t know what all that purple streakiness is, but it’s not intentional and not solved by cleaning the lens]

From The Archive: No Hunting Like Snowhunting (2006) with @debbiedavies

Once upon a time, early in 2006, I sat on the floor in Debbie Davies’s flat in Dolphin Square, cradling a cup of tea and explaining to her that I wanted to start a videoblog and that I thought she should be in it too.  I explained what it would entail, that we’d make a video and put it on the internet and then we’d see what happened.  She thought I was a bit mad but then, she’s a bit mad too so she said yes.

Well this was the first.  It hasn’t been seen for a while because it was too early for YouTube and I stopped paying for the hosting it was on.  Wait… Too early for YouTube? Yes, I think I had an account, but there was an upload limit (10MB?) and this wouldn’t fit.  So the next in the series “Desperately Seeking Harvey” ended up being my first video on YouTube.  And now the kids think they invented this kind of vlogging in 2009…

We were also too early for Twitter and Facebook, so unless you were subscribing to my blog at the time, it’s unlikely you’ve seen it either.  A lost classic…

In summary, the plot is this: Lloyd & Debbie hear that there’s snow forecast north of London and so get in Debbie’s car to drive until they find snow at which point they’ll make a snowman and go home.  Little do they know just how far away the snow is…


Four weeks to go

I just made this highly inspirational first video diary to mark 28 days until I’m going to be travelling to the US – I think it has the exciting motivational tone necessary to spur you all on to… um… do something.

Well actually no, it’s not because I’ve got a cold and that’s making me miserable and not think very straight, but I just wanted to say, y’know – I’m still here and I’m still plodding on.

I know from previous experience that this is a weird time – the project suddenly seems more real because it’s happening next month, but despite all the talking I’ve done with lovely people and the tentative agreements that have been made, nothing is signed and sealed yet and so… and so… well so it maybe doesn’t seem so real, it feels like there might just be a teeny tiny risk that it will all go pear-shaped and I’ll have egg on my face.  And pears and eggs just don’t go, do they?

Nonetheless, you will have noticed that I’ve added two pages today for people interested in sponsoring the trip – About the trip describes what I’m doing in general terms.  While Sponsorship Opportunities gives more details of the help I’m looking for.  Please pass them on to anyone who might be interested or able to get involved.  Each is available as a PDF download if you want to give them to people who are afraid URLs.

Those of you who know me will recognise this phase in Lloyd’s process and will probably be rolling their eyes and shaking their heads.  Yes.  Again.


Originally posted on Please Look After This Englishman

Nick explains what we’re doing in Leeds

The main reason for going to the show in Leeds was to get a feel for what the sport is really like.  i had so many preconceptions and prejudices and I’ve seen them in other people too when talking about this project.  Which is one reason for doing the project in the first place…

However, I did of course have a camera with me and so here’s Nick giving a bit of an intro to the evening.  I got a bit too engrossed in the action after this to get really good stuff, but I’ll see what else I can pull out and publish and I’ll be capturing some stills from the other material too.

Originally posted on In the Blue Corner