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Google’s mobile friendly algorithm rewards responsive sites

Posted by on Nov 2, 2015 in Blog, Editorial, Tips & Tricks | 0 comments

Google’s mobile friendly algorithm rewards responsive sites

Google recently released its mobile friendly algorithm, which caused much controversy across the internet.

This update means sites that are not fully optimized and register as mobile friendly will receive a lower score and could incur a penalty losing vital page positioning in the Google browser.

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BMPCC – Carl Zeiss Jena 135mm 3.5

Posted by on Aug 17, 2015 in Blog, Tips & Tricks | 1 comment

BMPCC – Carl Zeiss Jena 135mm 3.5

I’d had my eye on a Carl Zeiss lens for a while. This one I acquired by chance in Sheffield while visiting my brother in law. It came with some extension tubes and handy leather case.

When the 135mm lens is attached to the BMPCC, it roughly equates to a 388mm lens. This beast of a lens is not so easy to focus when using hand held. I used a tripod for the shot below.

Carl Zeiss 135mm

I added some simple colour correction using ColorFinale, crushing the blacks and raising the highlights. This made the footage from the lens come to life. I also found the lens worked great as a macro, especially when combined with the extension tubes.

The thing I like most about this lens is it’s short focal range and the great bokeh effect it makes when pointed at any dancing light such as sunshine through trees.

Carl Zeiss Bokeh

All in all a nice addition to my current list of useful lenses. I would very much like to try the Carl Zeiss 10mm next as this, I believe would work nicely as a wide angle lens.

 

 

Shortlisted for movie Award

Posted by on Jul 8, 2015 in Blog, Customer Spotlight | 0 comments

Shortlisted for movie Award

Myself and colleagues from the Fire Service have been shortlisted for an award in London.  The award is for a movie entitled ‘The Unusual Suspects’ a thirty minute piece to camera made by dyslexic members of staff who talk openly about what it means to be dyslexic. The awards dinner is scheduled for the 9th July 2015 at the Emirates Football Stadium in London.

We are so excited to be nominated for this award. It was great to work on this project with Aaron, Tristan and the cast from West Midlands Fire Service.”

 

 

 

 

Talking openly about what it means to be dyslexic

Posted by on Sep 27, 2014 in Blog, Customer Spotlight | 0 comments

Talking openly about what it means to be dyslexic

This video entitled ‘The Unusual Suspects’ is a 30 minute video made by dyslexic members of staff who talk openly about what it means to be dyslexic and how it has affected them at work and at home. It has been made to increase awareness of Dyslexia and marks the start of the Positive About Disability campaign by West Midlands Fire Service to raise awareness of disability among its staff. The video has already been endorsed by the Department of Work and Pensions and the British Dyslexia Association.

It was great to work on this project with Aaron and the cast from West Midlands Fire Service. The project was filmed in a studio and edited over four days.

A fresh new look for Dash

Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 in Customer Spotlight, Feature | 0 comments

A fresh new look for Dash

This week sees the launch of the new look web design for DASH – a disability led charity working with arts and cultural organisations and individuals regionally and nationally.

This collaboration between two Birmingham design agencies lead to some inspiring creative ideas. Vivid provided the slick design & Stunn the all important CSS and backend coding.

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