Short Interview with a World War II Veteran

For the video production module in my degree this year, I took part in a group project. We were lucky enough to meet Jack Porter, a man who took part in the second world war. Jack was such a humble and inspiring man and we all felt extremely grateful towards him for not only donating his time to us, but also sharing his emotional stories for the world to see. See the video below for a story that made all of us involved think about the sacrifices people have made, not only for our live, but also for a better future.

Studio Time with the Blonde Lips!

In my free time I usually concentrate on my music. My absolute passion in life is playing the drums and the band I practice with feel like part of my beating heart. The band are an all girl, three piece alternative rock group named the ‘Blonde Lips’ (based on an eccentric wig Lady Gaga once wore) and we’ve been making music together since 2011. 
 
This band is massively important to me, so as you can imagine I was more than thrilled when we got to visit the recording studios at Salford University for a day session. It proved a steep learning curve for all three of us and we’re hoping to get more music recorded in the near future.
 
Queen of the studio (myself)

Queen of the studio (myself)

Our vocalist Elena, looking rather happy with herself.

Our vocalist Elena, looking rather happy with herself.

 
I’ve taken the track that was recorded on the day on as a little side production project for myself. It’s getting there, but I feel it still needs some small touches before it’s ready to make it’s way into our fans eardrums.
 
Hopefully I will be able to share the track in the next month, so I’ll keep you posted!

Germany’s Stunning World Cup Win Over Brazil Is The Most-Tweeted Sports Game Ever

Such a fantastic match, I shared a few tweets myself at the time. A shame for Brazil to be so publicly humiliated, but Germany proved themselves a force to be reckoned with!!

TechCrunch

For a long time yesterday, I couldn’t see any tweet in my regular feed that wasn’t in some way linked to the Germany/Brazil semifinal World Cup match – and apparently, I wasn’t alone. The devastating 7-1 victory by Germany was the most activity around a single sports game on Twitter ever (via THR), surpassing the Super Bowl from earlier this year.

Brazil’s routing garnered 35.6 million tweets during the game itself, and at peak volume, 580,166 people were tweeting about it at the same time. That compares to 24.9 million tweets during the Super Bowl, with a max frequency of 381,605 tweets per minute. The trouncing easily beat the next-most popular World Cup game on Twitter, which was the Brazil/Chile match from the earlier round of 16, with only 16.4 million tweets posted during the match.

As for the top moments during the game, the 5-0 score by Sami Khedira…

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It’s been a while, but I’m 100% back into blogging!

Had a crazy few months of life just being life and now I’m finally back to hit my wordpress with some serious posts. There’s been a lot going on recently, from finishing off second year at uni, to recording music with my band and gaining a new part-time job. Finally I have some time to sit with my laptop and get to share some exciting things.

I’ll keep this post short and sweet. Here’s a little mobile film I made for a module in my degree a few months ago called “Food For Thoughts”. Give it a view, but beware, you’ll most probably want to eat something afterwards!