This dude will do anything for publicity, and so will Red Bull. So when someone suggested Jamie O’Brien set himself on fire while surfing, he thought, yeah – great idea. Some people huh.
Interesting watch here from the Guardian, about how one City worker left his job and fought Isis in Syria for 5 months. Brave soul. Proud to be British.
I’m a two-wheel driver, but not in the same way these guys are. They just knocked 35 seconds off the world record for driving a mile on two wheels in a car.
Yeah, well, I’ll believe it when I actually see it.
This cheesy advert by Dove shows the moment men find out they are about to become fathers. I’d like to see a follow-up, after baby arrives, showing the moment they realise their old lives have gone forever.
Been a while since I’ve been posting – that’s new babies/parenthood for you. Starting off with the top news story of the last few days – the record for longest journey by hoverboard!
Great video explainer by the Guardian detailing who leaked the HSBC files and how French police alerted countries around the world.
If you ever wanted to know what it’s like being the middle of a gun and tank battle, watch this. Filmed on Wed/Thu 28/29 Jan 2015 in a town near Donetsk, eastern Ukraine. Agency material, edited by myself.
Interesting video here about people in China trying to avoid super expensive rent by living in bomb shelters.
This is the effect of the Ebola outbreak in Africa – families wiped out, children left to fend for themselves, friends and relatives afraid to talk to each… even on the phone.
Live on 6 Music, new tour dates announced, new album being recorded. It’s all happening. Here’s an old classic.
With some help from Arabic speaking colleagues I voiced and edited together this interview, by BBC Arabic, with a Syrian fighter battling Islamic State in Kobane.
Sex Pistol’s star, still angry.
Excellent video made by Art Directors Lea Amiel and Nicolas Libersalle, showing Iceland at its best. All on my favorite camera the Canon 5D MKII.
When we think of the Northern Lights we usually think timelapse. Not this time. This amazing show is real-time footage of the sky going crazy. Enjoy.
Cirque du Soleil has employed an army of drone lampshades to showcase the relationship between technology and actors. According to the team behind it, this is just the beginning. Watch the ‘how it was done’ video below.
As Scotland narrowly voted against independence, a couple of videos on the BBC website caught my eye. Have a watch of these.
Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Sam and Lynne Yeates. I was lucky enough to film their lovely wedding on a sunny day in Dulwich a few weeks ago. I hope married life treats them well.
Several thousand planes fly between the US and Europe every day. This is what 24 hours looks like in 2 mins.
BBC Breakfast bravely interviewed Kasabian this morning. They came across pretty ok, considering they must spend every night being all rock n roll. Here they are at Glasto. Looked flippin brilliant.
Here’s the full unedited video of the BBC’s Paul Wood caught in the crossfire as ISIS fighters trade fire with government soldiers in Iraq. This is why I decided against being a war zone cameraman.
Nice job by BBC Breakfast team on Pharrell Williams’ Happy.
Here is the amazing story of Dr John All who dragged himself out of a Himalayan crevasse despite several broken ribs and a broken arm. I spoke to him on Friday and he’s much better now. Watch him talk about the ordeal in this video I edited, and the unedited clips below (explicit language).
Earthcam has spent 10 years capturing the scene at ‘ground zero’, the site of the World Trade Centre attacks, and they’ve condensed it down to two and half minutes. Check it out.
Some guys parachuted off Freedom Tower (old WTC) last year at 3am, producing some pretty amazing footage. Anyway, they gave themselves up to cops yesterday arguing slack security was the real issue. Watch the jump below.
Don’t ask me how it works but some people are making a lot of money mining cryptocurrency bitcoin. This US news network went inside what’s thought to be the world’s biggest bitcoin mining data centre. The owner is making $8m a month. Wonder how much his electricity bill is?
This interview with Jordan Belfort, the man played by Leonardo DiCaprio in the latest ‘dirty bankers’ film, makes for an interesting watch. That’s assuming you can handle the overbearing enthusiastic US salesman vibe. Very funny story about how his super-yacht sank (30 mins in). You can see why DiCaprio was the perfect choice to play him.
Every once in a while you hear an amazing interview that you have to share. This chap from Australia told BBC 5 Live how he woke up to find a cockroach had crawled into his ear, and went on to describe various, unsuccessful ways he tried to get it out.
This is going to be amazing… or rubbish. That is all.
Great compilation from the Compilation Channel on YouTube, of people pushing themselves to the limits. Wish I had the time, money, guts to do this stuff. I’m pretty good at freestyle nappy changing. Contender?
Africa’s ‘forgotten war’ in the Central African Republic has been thrown into sharp focus again. The UN is voting on sending in French forces to help African peacekeepers try and stop Muslim rebels and Christian locals fighting. The BBC’s Andrew Harding has witnessed the unfolding nightmare.
Amazing footage of two planes full of skydivers colliding in mid-air. Everyone survived and NBC got hold of the helmet-cam video from a couple of them.
As the sun falls low in the sky and warm days turn cold, childhood memories surface. Woodland walks, long bike rides, the smell of open fires.
Right, enough poetry. Here’s a clip of a rose bush I filmed with my 5D MKII in the Autumn sun.
Thanks to my girlfriend Amanda for getting me into the fastest car Jeremy Clarkson has ever driven – the Aerial Atom (click pic to watch Top Gear vid). Half way into the 3rd lap I thought I was going to throw up. Luckily there were only 3 laps. I also got to race an Aston Martin.
Interesting clip here of publishing rep attacking protester during interview with Damian McBride. Party conferences have never been such compelling viewing.
I’ve not been to many festivals, and I’m not sure I fancy camping in a desert, but I did like this view of Burning Man, thanks to the magic of drones and Go Pros.
Been a while since I posted on my website. Who’d have thought three months babysitting my kid would be so hectic. Anyway, before I headed off I was planning on posting this excellent video inforgraphic by the BBC’s Chris West showing where UK aid money goes.
Very funny series of pics, quotes, cuttings and comments from BuzzFeed. Made me laugh.
Have a look at this brilliant colour video of London in 1927. Courtesy of the BFI, it was filmed by Claude Friese-Greene, the son of pioneering cinematographer William F-G.
Making an emergency landing on a roadside barrier in a helicopter is probably not what they teach you at pilot school. This guy seems to be doing a pretty good job of it though. He had to drop off a doctor at the scene of an accident in Canada apparently.
This realistic chap entertained the crowds outside BBC New Broadcasting House this morning. Earlier he was spotted scaring shoppers and commuters on Oxford Street. Would be great to see him jumping out at people leaving pubs and clubs late at night.
SpaceX, the private firm making reusable space rockets, has carried another test of its Grasshopper vehicle. This time it flew to its highest point, 820ft, hovered for a while, then landed. Pretty neat video – not sure music is necessary though.
Just spotted this Banksy number round the corner from the office on Clipstone street. Thought most of them had been chiseled off.
The group accused of launching the world’s largest cyber attack has hit back. Web hosting firm CyberBunker, which operates from a cold war facility, accused disgruntled Russian ISPs for causing the chaos. Worldwide internet traffic slowed down when hacckers attacked spam-fighting firm SpamHaus. Russia Today interviewed CyberBunker’s Sven Olaf Kamphuis from inside the Netherlands based bunker.
New research says continuing cuts in US newsrooms is effecting the quality of journalism. The report by the Pew Research Center says broadcasters like CNN and MSNBC are covering fewer live events and running more interviews. I remember late shifts in local radio when we produced two full packages a day. Now most stations settle for a cue and a phono.
BBC Radio 1′s Chris Stark appears to go way off script in this interview with actress Mila Kunis, inviting her to his local pub and a mate’s wedding. But is it all an elaborate attempt to get a viral video. Maybe… but it’s pretty funny.
I’ve always had a thing about watches. Starting with a Knight Rider one I got for Christmas when I was about 5. It played the theme music, and I was top dog in the playground. This strange obsession has continued into adulthood. I loved the technology in the Pebble watch, and this one is just as cool. It’s also just reached $1m on Kickstarter.
This guy braved the -1 (real feel -5) central London temperatures to entertain the crowds on Friday evening. He was throwing down beats like they were going out of fashion. Yeah… don’t sound like a late 30s dad now, do I. Hmmm.
A meteor has hit central Russia causing injuries and damage in the Ural region. The ground shook, car alarms were set off and windows were shattered as it passed overhead and landed. It comes on the same day that an asteroid the size of an Olympic swimming pool will pass close to Earth. Read more here. Watch a montage of the best footage I created at work.
This is the moment an AH1 Cobra helicopter crashes after racing a Corvette ZR1 on Top Gear Korea. It happened during a practice run in the Arizona desert in the US. Unbelievably no-one was hurt during the incident.