For the past week I’ve been fortunate enough to cover the para-athletics for ITV News London. Based at the Olympic Park in Stratford with presenter Ruth Zorko, we’ve covered various stories throughout the week. Here’s a brief account of what I’ve been doing.
Beyond the Point is revolutionising the way it documents history sites by covering them from all angles. By using the latest technology, all future visits will be recorded in 360 degrees.
360-degree cameras are changing how we experience things. From the comfort of your own home, and wherever you are in the world, you can fly a fighter jet, be surrounded by elephants in Africa or even in a derelict 19th Century fort! This technology is also changing the way in which we document things. In addition to photos and videos of a site, a 360 degree photo allows people to choose what part of the site they want to look at.
Today marks a milestone for Beyond the Point; it’s 5 years to the day since we established the website.
Since the beginning of the year we have been transferring articles, photos and lots more content from our old site to our brand new one. Our new site is centred around an interactive map, allowing our visitors to view what historic sites are all around them. This intense process has been hard but worth it!
As my 18-month apprenticeship comes to an end, I’m delighted to say that ITN are keeping me on as a Trainee Camera Operator!
The apprenticeship has gone incredibly fast, it only seems like yesterday that I started at ITN. I’ve done many things since I’ve been at ITN from planning their special coverage of VE day to working across the general election, mayoral election and the referendum although it’s been the camera work that I’ve loved the most.
It had been known as ‘The BTP Room’ (named after Beyond the Point) for a long time although this was set to change when I decided to converted it into an edit suite. It had been used a storage room for our exhibition (and general junk) and one day I thought that it could be used much better and set about deciding to change that; getting rid of the clutter and converting it into an purpose-built edit suite.
Regardless of what field your business is in, it still has something in common with your competition – you need customers. But how do you make your brand stand out from the millions of others?
Online video is the way. An example of how popular online content is becoming, is shown in Netflix. You can pay for a TV package to watch films when they’re shown on television, or simply log on to Netflix, skip all of the adverts and watch them when you want and where you want to. 81% of adults between the ages of 18 and 35 have Netflix accounts although 45 to 54 year-olds are the fastest growing demographic of users on the site.