The Horrors of Setting up

  Just thought I would provide a short video to show how long it can take to set up an interview and then pack it down. This was after my interview with John McAlaney which went very well, but because I was alone, I had to allow for at least 20 minutes either side of…

Intro: A rough cut

Before heading back home from university I wanted to try and put together an intro. Having only just recently filmed my last two interviews this was unfortunately as much as I could do in the time I had. I am happy with the pace and tone that this introduction sets out, but I already know…

Filming Day 3

There isn’t much to this day of filming, it was just the one interview with Dr Raian Ali, Head of Research for the digital addiction team at Bournemouth University, also a senior lecturer in computing. I got to speak with Raian about their progress with developing an app that can regulate social media usage. However,…

Filming day 2

Today I travelled to Chichester to see Hattie Gladwell, she is a lifestyle journalist at metro. However, it wasn’t her present I was there to talk about, it was her past. Four years ago Hattie was left housebound due to a serious illness and she didn’t know what to do with herself, so out of…

The Art of Vlogging

As I am sure you have noticed, I have been doing a lot of vlogging recently. For part of my documentary, I thought it would be a great idea to ditch social media for a month (not a great idea). So with this in mind as a complete newbie vlogger, I had some learning to…

Filming my final vlog

As I came to the end of my one month ban on social media, I was trying to think of an interesting way to tie it all off. Then thankfully, a friend suggested that I wait until midnight on the 30th and then open them live. At the time I was at home in Norfolk,…

Filming – Day 1

Filming for my upcoming documentary finally began today. So, despite it being a slow start, I have three more interviews penned in over the next two weeks which will leave me with a grand total of four interviewees. For this particular interview, I had to travel a fair distance away from Bournemouth. I made my…

VLOG: #DAY30

  I DID IT – After 29 very long days, I finally made it to the magical 30th day. In this video, I open my social media apps on the stroke of midnight (Dec 1st) and go through all my notifications. At the end, I also add a little reflection piece that was filmed a…

VLOG: #DAY23

  With 23 days now gone I only had one week left until I would finally complete my task. I was quite surprised at how much I came to miss social media. Previously I had been an active user but I figured that once it had been gone for 1-2 weeks that I would be…

VLOG: #DAY21

  Three weeks complete, just over one more to go. I know for sure that I was very ready to get social media back at this point, days were going slower and slower and the end still seemed very far away. However, having completed three weeks already I wasn’t planning on giving up. It is…

VLOG: #DAY15

  HALFWAY THERE – Yes, I am still going… As soon as I passed the first week I was quietly confident that I would have no troubles finishing this task. However, I was finally running into to some problems at this point. Previously, I had been using the spare time created productively but as the…