Pocket photojournalism

I am preparing a workshop on video storytelling for some of my students — and that brought me to revisit this video I made for a conference I could not attend last year. It’s getting old in the sense that more alternatives are now available but still a pretty good wrap: [quicktime]http://jimmacmillan.com/wp-content/macmillan-nsc11.m4v[/quicktime] I produced this…

Zoomin’ it

I got my new Zoomit SD card reader for the iPhone in the mail yesterday, and opening the package opened a world of possibilities, making it possible to move full-resolution photos online without a laptop, Wifi, or anything else. It calls for a little set-up: It needed a charge first, from an included USB charger,…

Big Sparklers

I have been having a lot of fun with time-lapse video lately and so I took for Flip Mino out to the Columbia, Mo., fireworks last week. I sped it up to 10,000% on my iMac with Final Cut Express and kept the nat sound.

Gregg’s Gadgets:: Wireless printing, earbuds & video

The Epson Artisan 800 5-in-1 printer (copy, fax, printing, scanning and Wi-Fi) is so good you almost wish it were a 50-in-1. In addition to the 5-in-1, the model includes direct printing on CD/DVD media, a multiple storage tray for different paper sizes, ultra hi-definition printing with Epson Claria ink and two-sided printing. Giving the…

Gregg’s Gadgets:: iPod animals, power & software

Who says animals can’t speak? Get yourself an iPanda iPod speaker/docking system from Speakal and you won’t want it to shut up. The unit ($119.99) is a desktop system that outputs 25 watts of excellent sound. It’s produced by five speakers enclosed in the unit for 360-degree sound distribution. The speakers give it facial features…