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A personal website by Mark Howells-Mead

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Jemima’s Journey Through Switzerland

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British Pathé was a leading news service in the earlier part of the twentieth century, when people would visit a picture house (or cinema) to see the latest news reels, instead of seeing them in the comfort of their own homes. British Pathé completed their YouTube channel this week and amongst around 85,000 films now online… (Read More)

Your 2013

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It’s wasn’t just me who released a review of 2013 this week: Google has too. Their Zeitgeist film of 2013 shows what the world was looking for online this year.

Against the wobble

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Jo commented that the video I shot under windy conditions on Iona was remarkably steady. I did my best to hold the camera as steady as I could whilst filming, but the wind got the better of me and so the original film sequence is quite wobbly. The final version on YouTube, linked in this… (Read More)

We Go

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Friends Choo Choo release their next music video, conceived and filmed by their bass player Yan.

Alphorn on the Bonistock

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A lone musician plays alphorn music on the Bonistock mountain peak, high above the lake and village at Melchsee Frutt in canton Obwalden.

coll8 Social Media Streaming

coll8, named as an abbreviation of the English word “collate”, allows users of the WordPress publishing software to provide website visitors with a page which collates all of their social media streams into one place: from Twitter and Flickr to Facebook, Vimeo, YouTube and Google Reader.

Eiger Run

A photo and video from the Eiger Run sledge route, between the mountain-top hamlet of Kleine Scheidegg and tourist centre at Grindelwald.

Classical accordion

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A lone man sat on a little fold-away stool, out of the way of people hurrying past, and played classical music wonderfully on an unaccompanied accordion.

Genius advertising

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Watch this video and you’ll be glad you did. Watch it right to the end, when all will become clear.

A Gift From Mapple

My favourite quote: “I know that our slogan says ‘Think differently’ but our real slogan is ‘no refunds’” :-) Update: It would appear that Fox Entertainment strikes again. The video clip has been removed from YouTube.