Saturday, March 22, 2008

My first camera


We all have to start somewhere and i started my photography life with a very basic 35mm SLR Praktica L2 which you can see here.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Filming at the Outdoors show ...indoors




This is me filming our A-Z of Bushcraft series. We did M for Magazine at the Outdoors show...pretty grim being devoid of natural light and air inside the NEC at Birmingham. But we got the job done which you can watch on http://www.azbushcraft.com

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

35 censored videos relating to the protests in Tibet

A few years ago I filmed protests against Chinas president visiting the queen in London. The British Police arrested and seized Tibet flags from Tibetans (days later the Police were found guilty of false actions). But they suceeded in stopping a visual protest. In Tibet the same story is happening . However....

Wikileaks has released 35 censored videos relating to the protests
in Tibet and has called on bloggers around the world to help drive
the footage through the so called 'Great Firewall of China'.

http://wikileaks.org/wiki/Censored_Tibet_March_2008_protest_videos_-_AVI_format


The transparency group's move comes as a response to the the Chinese
Public Security Bureau's carte-blanche censorship of youtube, the
BBC, CNN, the Guardian and other sites carrying video footage of
the Tibetan people's recent heroic stand against the inhumane Chinese
occupation of Tibet.


Wikileaks has also placed the collection in two easy to use archives
together with a HTML index page so they may be easily copied, placed
on websites, emailed across the internet as attachments and uploaded
to peer to peer networks.


Censorship, like communism, seems like a reasonable enough idea to
begin with. While "from each according to his ability and to each
according to his need" sounds unarguable, the world has learned
that these words call forth a power elite to administer them with
coercive force. Such elites are quick to define the needs of their
own members as paramount. Similarly "from mouth according to its
ability and to each ear according to its need" seems harmless enough,
but history shows that censorship also requires an anointed class
to define this 'need' and to make violence against those who continue
talking. Such power is quickly corrupted.


The first ingredient of civil society is the people's right to know,
because without such understanding no human being can meaningfully
choose to support anything, let alone a political party. Knowledge
is the driver of every political process, every constitution, every
law and every regulation. The communication of knowledge is without
salient analogue. It is living, unique and demands its rightful
place at the summit of society. Since knowledge is the creator and
regulator of all law, its position beyond law commands due respect.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Stand Still

Gotta be seen to be believed!

Windows VIsta

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Help us help you

Hey you...yeah you!

Do you want to help undercurrents distribute inspiring films?

If you use stumbleupon.com or delicious.com, could you review and add these webpages to your account? We are experimenting with trying to boost the network of inspiring films. We are getting as many people as possible this week to add them to see what happpens.

http://visionontv.net

http://www.undercurrents.org
http://www.azbushcraft.com/
http://www.bike2oz.com/
http://onthepush.org
http://visionontv.blip.tv/

Thanks

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Our New logo for our show

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

STEAL THIS FILM

STEAL THIS FILM PART II downloaded 650,000 times
Jamie Kings provocative doc about copyright and piracy has been downloaded
free online 650,000 times since the beginning of the year and has been
discussed on the Today programme on Radio4 and in the Guardian. Steal
your copy http://www.stealthisfilm.com/Part2/