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The Blind Photographer

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Don’t ignore what really matters.


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May 18, 2012 at 7:33 am

Think Inside the Circle

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Economic times are tough, but Scottish business visionary Shona Campbell has an answer,a truly revolutionary business manifesto, TITC, that will delight anyone who has spent time in an office.

Circularity Thinking

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April 18, 2012 at 11:48 am

The Elm Seeds

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A short portrait of the elm seeds in the streets of Amsterdam during may 2011.

Music by: Clogs “Kapsburger”

By Bram van Alphen

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September 15, 2011 at 7:37 am

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It’s always good to have a plan

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If you are building your business or looking to expand your media presence  there are a few points you might want to focus your efforts on.

(So people are aware you exist.)

No plan=No business

Besides identifying what your objectives are, you need to figure out what people want – target your audience– and then define how you are going to deliver.

What will you be doing to reach your goals? how will you measure the effectiveness of what you are doing?

You need to write these things down. That’s when a marketing plan comes in handy.

You want to differentiate yourself— right?  you’ve got something that makes you or your business valuable: then make the most out of it. brand it.

Visibility + quality+Value= Trust= Loyalty=Business


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April 27, 2011 at 8:08 pm

Getting your portfolio together

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If you are a professional or recent graduate in Journalism and Mass Communication perhaps it will be a good idea to have a portfolio ready to share with your prospective employers or potential business partners.

Surely, everyone would like to see what you are capable of.

Having a portfolio is as important as having a résumé, a blog, a twitter account, a LinkedIn profile, or your very own website.  When people hear the word ‘ portfolio’  most instantly think: photographs. Yes, but it is not always the case.

Aspiring (web) designers, writers, bloggers, marketing, advertising and communication professionals should have a sample of their best work at hand. It makes part of good publicity. If you can market yourself effectively chances are you will land that job or internship opportunity you are looking for.

It’s good to have both a physical copy of your portfolio for the face to face interview — it shows you care about what you do. In the same way, having an online presentation is equally, and even more important.

In the same way people Google you they will also click on your portfolio link.  So why not to have one? There are several websites you can host your work on for free, or for a premium fee. You just have to pick the right one for your work.

For publications,writing samples and even photography portfolios you can try  or is also a good choice, but it won’t be cheap.

If video is your thing will give you an edge. But if you want to try YouTube, be my guest.

There are two ways you can go about your portfolio: you either tailor  a ” I can do it all” portfolio where you show your versatility in different areas, or you go ‘ maestro’ and only show what you are best at. It depends on what you are applying for.

It is always best to have both– just in case.  And of course, make sure you are sending the right link.

If you have published work, include it in your portfolio. It always looks good.

If you are applying for a writing opening, include your blog(s) and other related sites in your résumé, or make sure they are click-able somewhere near by.

Remember: Presentation is important, but content is key.

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April 25, 2011 at 5:44 pm

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There’s something about Slow Motion

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I have been finding all these great videos in slow motion and high definition while browsing– the site for the HD fan and better quality videos than, say, YouTube.

The Slow Mo vids are a real feast for your eyes.

Equally interesting are the technical conversations that unfold in the comments section.

Do you want to know what twixtor is? do you want to know what camera speed was used?

Just read the comments, or even better, ask a question.

Most video creators will answer them, if you know what you are talking about.

Just keep it simple.

Alexandra Dashina 5 months ago
can you please explain me what is Twixtor?

Rickard Bengtsson plus 5 months ago​products/​twixtor/​
  • Ryan Kozicki 5 months ago
    this is some of the best twixtor footage iv’e ever seen. Can I ask what settings you used in twixtor?
  • Rickard Bengtssonplus 5 months ago
    I used motion blended weights and Inverse with smart blend mostly. Sometimes I had forward.
    Bg sensitivity was set from around 80-100 depending on the clip and same with the speed.
    Slowest speed was 2% and highest around 20.
  • Joshua Lamont Filmsplus 5 months ago
    Hey mate, were you shooting at 30p or 60p? I’m assuming a better result at 60, but but if this was done at anything under 30 I’m impressed.
  • Rickard Bengtssonplus 5 months ago
    Yep shot at 60.
    The more frames you can get out of the camera the smoother the slow motion will be.
  • Luke Middleton plus 5 months ago
    Hey if you don’t mind me asking.
    How did you go about doing the sequences where it started off normal speed then swapped to slo mo?
    Did you just trim the start and add twixtor to the rest of the clip, and join them together again?
    Sorry I’m a bit of a noob..
  • Rickard Bengtsson plus 5 months ago
    Twixtor is added to the entire clip.
    For normal speed I just set twixtor to around 200% (interpert footage as 23,976 before adding twixtor) then keyframed it and set it to something low like 5% when I wanted slowmtion.
  • Shafeek 5 months ago
    btw, awesome shots. kicked out my inspirations. 

    what is the camera model you used? 🙂
    thank you

  • Rickard Bengtssonplus 5 months ago
    Canon eos 550D (aka t2i)

Even though slow motion provides a different effect- just like 3D does- not everyone has the money to buy one of these cameras.

So, if slow motion technology sounds too complicated or expensive to you…

you still can get creative.

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April 13, 2011 at 9:23 am

PR professionals: the persuasive storytellers

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PR: Stand back for a moment

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April 2, 2011 at 9:27 am

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