I spent a few hours with the cast of Minor Delays – a new sketch show heading to Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival this summer.

We took a number of different cast photos in and around London’s Southbank for their promotional materials before they head north in August. We spent over an hour in the middle of Waterloo Bridge experimenting with different shots and it’s great to see some creative images come out from it.

Posted Friday Apr 18 7pm  2 notes

 
 

Had a great day shooting Terminal 48, an entry to Sci-Fi London’s 48 hour film challenge.

Posted Sunday Apr 13 9pm  2 notes

 
 

crazysupaman:

Quality Magazine Time on Flickr.
I love magazines and I love print journalism, even though I have a rather hypocritical qualification that would suggest the opposite. I’ve been enjoying a lot of magazines recently. Take a look at my favourite magazine subscriptions here: leonpuplett.com/magazine-subscribtions/

crazysupaman:

Quality Magazine Time on Flickr.

I love magazines and I love print journalism, even though I have a rather hypocritical qualification that would suggest the opposite.

I’ve been enjoying a lot of magazines recently. Take a look at my favourite magazine subscriptions here: leonpuplett.com/magazine-subscribtions/

View HD • Posted Tuesday Apr 8 11pm  1 note

 
 

Hacks and Hackers London was busy last night. We heard from Peter Jukes, who’s live been tweeting the hacking trial and Al Brown from Vice UK.
Always an interesting night and well worth ping if you’ve not been to one of their events before.
Hacks & Hackers, March 2014 was originally published on Multimedia Creative -

Hacks and Hackers London was busy last night. We heard from Peter Jukes, who’s live been tweeting the hacking trial and Al Brown from Vice UK.

Always an interesting night and well worth ping if you’ve not been to one of their events before.

Hacks & Hackers, March 2014 was originally published on Multimedia Creative -

View HD • Posted Thursday Mar 27 10pm  

 
 

Trick or tweet: the boy who hoaxed the football world

Behind the mask: Sam Gardiner at home in Hampstead. Photograph: Suki Dhanda for the Observer


This is the incredible story of how a teenager managed to dupe professional journalists and footballers alike by building a twitter following of thousands.


This story proves just how easy it is to fuel flames across the football world and how thousands of fans will follow accounts of ‘journalists’ who may have never published a word.


Perhaps this story demonstrates a difference between reporters and journalists and represents the type of breaking news some football fans look for from twitter.


Are these twitter accounts the new front line of journalism? Do journalists need to publish or can they tell stories through micro-blogging alone?


Whilst there is a clear difference between a 15 year old tweeting made up quotes and reporters sharing their own agent-fed rumours it could be argued the boy was doing the same as generations of fans have done before him at work and in pubs - posing as a footballing authority with very little evidence to back them up, apart from what they read or they heard from a mate’s friend’s cousin’s wife’s brother who knows the woman who works with the chef at X Football Club. 


Don’t we all just want to be that authority, to have people listen to our opinions and hold us in high regard? He was just very good at it. Better in fact, than most professionals twice and even thrice his age. 

Posted Monday Mar 24 10pm  

 
 

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

It is a beautiful film.

image image image image image image image image image

Ben Stiller is so good; reesrved and humble as Mitty.

image

It’s so nice to see the incredible Icelandic landscape  (and Greenland)  on the big screen.

I didn’t know it is a remake of a 1947 film (which wasn’t set at Life magazine).

image

It embraced the fact that some people see the world differently.

Try walking down the road with the soundtrack on. You might see the world differently too.

(Source: leonpuplett.com)

Wednesday Feb 19 12am  4 notes

 
 

Finding Space an Audience

15 years ago we started building the International Space Station.


Over 13 continuous years of human occupation it has had more than 200 people aboard, nearly 90 residents as well as numerous ants, spiders, worms, jellyfish and rodents. It has witnessed over 82,000 sunrises and sunsets and has documented everything from volcanic eruptions and super storms to 9/11.


There is a strong argued to say that it is our most impressive engineering feat ever. However, most people can probably only name one person to have been aboard, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield.


Why is this?


To some people, Space is the antithesis of interesting; the technology is incomprehensibly irrelevant and the money spent on it vulgar when you look at the extreme poverty millions of people continue to live in across the world today.


Whilst governments look to encourage private industry to invest as they cut their own spending, what has been missing until recently is what every good story needs – great characters.


 


The first media-shifting character needs little introduction – Commander Chris Hadfield.


Bowie, blogs and Instagram, need I say any more? The human side of astonautical life in space was a joy to follow as Hadfield shared his personal experience of living in space with the world through Twitter, Tumblr and YouTube.



For nearly 6 months and with the help of his son back in Canada, Hadfield made space interesting to the public, mostly through social media. The most social media savvy astronaut ever to leave Earth” according to Forbes, his frequent updates received press attention unlike any other astronaut had received since the Apollo missions and by the time he released the first music video ever shot in space he was well on his way to becoming a household name.

Every space agency will hopefully be following suit in encouraging more astronauts to connect with the social media audience.


The second is Felix Baurmanger, the man who fell from space[/was pushed by Red Bull].



Felix’s achievement was truly amazing and the bravery he showed was extraordinary. His hunger to pioneer is inspirational and his determination to see the project through was best encapsulated in this documentary. This is what should be shown in secondary schools to inspire science and exploration.



The third character is of course, NASA’s tweeting Mars explorer, Curiosity.


The 6-wheeled Martian rover has lived up to its name and its daily updates of life on the red planet has been a social networking phenomenon. Curiosity has allowed NASA to reach a new generation of space geeks on a much more personal level.


As we continue to let our robotic minions do the dirty work over the next decade or so, sharing what is discovered and the robot’s stories is key to getting the public to understand what they’re funding – and if this is coming from a robot that can share both mind boggling red vistas and selfies alike, well that’s all the more interesting.


When the time comes for humans to explore the void beyond Earth’s orbit once again, we will look to the characters we can empathise with, aspire to become and wish for their safe return.


NASA, ESA and Russia, along with China and India and whoever else joins in the fun will need to make sure the public feels part of astronaut’s experiences and get to know the people in the suits before, during and after the missions until their names are etched into the public consciousness along with Aldrin, Armstrong, Columbus and Cook before them.


Finding Space an Audience was originally published on Leon Puplett

Wednesday Feb 19 12am  

 
 

Road Trip

I’m so excited about planning my 2014 road trip. Looks like it’ll be a Scandinavian based jaunt. Tips, ideas, suggestions all welcome. 

 

I made a Pinterest board to find some of the world’s best roads – there are some amazing drives to be had out there.  

 

Follow Pinterest’s board Pin pets on Pinterest.


The Atlantic Bridge in Norway just looks incredible.

 

Now to find a crew!

Road Trip was originally published on Leon Puplett

Wednesday Feb 19 12am  

 
 

Love this - #SciFiXmas

This has been entertaining on Twitter this Christmas eve  - #SciFiXmas

Tuesday Dec 24 11pm  

 
 

Watch

Her' looks beautiful. An intimate look at the possible future relationships between us and our technology as it becomes more intelligent and becomes an integrated part of our lives.

The official her website is built on Tumblr too, which allows people to ‘follow the website’ for updates, news and even blog posts by director Spike Jonze.

Looking forward to seeing Joaqiun Phoenix on screen again but unfortunately the UK will have to wait until Valentines Day 2014 to find out how successfully he interfaces with Scarlett Johansson’s AI/OS character.

Posted Saturday Dec 21 6pm  2 notes with

 
 
 
 
RSS | Archive | Home