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Martial Arts Training at Hutton Hall

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Today I went down to Hutton Hall to record a piece for my Online Journalism Masters course. I spoke to Mohammed Zahir who runs the classes about how he became involved and what the classes entail.

Update: You can read my full posting on the Commpact:Europe website here.


Written by Andy Watt

August 15, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Editing the Turkish video

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As the final project on my Online Journalism Masters course, I am creating a website for community group Commpact:Europe.

During a recent visit of a delegation from Turkey, the guests were given Flip cameras to record what happened during their trip.

I recently got hold of the footage but was disappointed to see that they had regularly turned the cameras on their side, as you would with a mobile phone, meaning a large proportion of the film was recoded sideways on and when rotated, had a very narrow view.

This meant that a lot of the film was unusable, but using some footage I had previously shot, along with the film I could use from the Flip cameras, I managed to put together a short review of their visit which you can see below.

Written by Andy Watt

August 8, 2011 at 4:59 pm

Designing a page of quotes

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For a page I am designing for the final assignment in my Online Journalism Masters course, I have been asked to create a page showing statements from participants in one of Commpact:Europe’s programmes.

I was asked to take photographs of the people involved and turn them into Polaroid style photographs to display with their statements.

To achieve this, I downloaded an iPhone app called ShakeItPhoto and used this to create to Polaroid effect. Then I resized them on the computer to ensure the size was relative to the length of the quote and added their name onto the blank while section at the bottom of the photo.

You can view the finished page here.

Written by Andy Watt

July 14, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Walk of Hope

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Footage from the Walk of Hope which marched around Birmingham today in support of the city’s youth services.

Written by Andy Watt

February 25, 2011 at 6:45 pm

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